2014 Award Contest Winners

Featuring 400+ winners and finalists in 100+ categories.



Click on any book cover for a description of the book and a link to its Readers' Favorite review page, which features more information about the book and author as well as links to purchase the book. Manuscript entries will not have a review page because they are not currently available for sale. However, we update the manuscript listings when their book is published, so you may see very few manuscript entries as the year progresses.

We offer up to 5 award levels in each category: Gold, Silver, Bronze, Honorable Mention and Award Finalist. You will notice that not all levels are awarded in each category despite the record number of entries in this year's contest. That is because each book is given a score which corresponds to a particular award level. No attention is given to the number of entrants, only the quality of the book being judged. In some cases, the same award is given more than once in the same category, which is a result of more than one book receiving the same judging score.

The Readers' Favorite Illustration Award recognizes books with quality illustrations. Entries are judged by Mark Wayne Adams, a multiple award-winning illustrator who has worked as an artist for Disney and Sea World. He is currently the CEO of an illustration and publishing company and is the former president of the Florida Authors and Publishers Association.

Winners are chosen in each of six genres: Children, Young Adult, Christian, Fiction, Non-Fiction and Graphic Novel/Comic. Some genres may have more winners due to ties. Click the titles to learn more about these wonderfully illustrated books.

Search our award-winning books by title or genre

Children - AnimalsClick a book cover for more information
Children - ConceptClick a book cover for more information
Children - EducationalClick a book cover for more information
Children - Fantasy/Sci-FiClick a book cover for more information
Children - GeneralClick a book cover for more information
Children - Grade 4th-6thClick a book cover for more information
Children - Grade K-3rdClick a book cover for more information
Children - Non-FictionClick a book cover for more information
Children - Picture BookClick a book cover for more information
Children - PreschoolClick a book cover for more information
Children - PreteenClick a book cover for more information
Young Adult - ActionClick a book cover for more information
Young Adult - Fantasy - GeneralClick a book cover for more information
Young Adult - GeneralClick a book cover for more information
Young Adult - HorrorClick a book cover for more information
Young Adult - MysteryClick a book cover for more information
Young Adult - Non-FictionClick a book cover for more information
Young Adult - ParanormalClick a book cover for more information
Young Adult - RomanceClick a book cover for more information
Christian - AmishClick a book cover for more information
Christian - Biblical CounselingClick a book cover for more information
Christian - Devotion/StudyClick a book cover for more information
Christian - Fantasy/Sci-FiClick a book cover for more information
Christian - FictionClick a book cover for more information
Christian - GeneralClick a book cover for more information
Christian - Historical FictionClick a book cover for more information
Christian - LivingClick a book cover for more information
Christian - Non-FictionClick a book cover for more information
Christian - Romance - GeneralClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - ActionClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - AdventureClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - AnimalsClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - AnthologyClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - Chick LitClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - CulturalClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - DramaClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - DystopiaClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - Fantasy - GeneralClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - Graphic Novel/ComicClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - Historical - Event/EraClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - Historical - PersonageClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - HorrorClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - Humor/ComedyClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - InspirationalClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - IntrigueClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - MilitaryClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - Mystery - HistoricalClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - RealisticClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - Science FictionClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - Short Story/NovelaClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - SouthernClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - SportsClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - SupernaturalClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - SuspenseClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - Tall TaleClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - Thriller - GeneralClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - UrbanClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - WesternClick a book cover for more information
Non-Fiction - AnimalsClick a book cover for more information
Non-Fiction - AutobiographyClick a book cover for more information
Non-Fiction - BiographyClick a book cover for more information
Non-Fiction - Business/FinanceClick a book cover for more information
Non-Fiction - Cooking/FoodClick a book cover for more information
Non-Fiction - CulturalClick a book cover for more information
Non-Fiction - DramaClick a book cover for more information
Non-Fiction - EducationClick a book cover for more information
Non-Fiction - EnvironmentClick a book cover for more information
Non-Fiction - GeneralClick a book cover for more information
Non-Fiction - Gov/PoliticsClick a book cover for more information
Non-Fiction - Grief/HardshipClick a book cover for more information
Non-Fiction - Health - FitnessClick a book cover for more information
Non-Fiction - Health - MedicalClick a book cover for more information
Non-Fiction - HistoricalClick a book cover for more information
Non-Fiction - HobbyClick a book cover for more information
Non-Fiction - Home/CraftsClick a book cover for more information
Non-Fiction - Humor/ComedyClick a book cover for more information
Non-Fiction - InspirationalClick a book cover for more information
Non-Fiction - MemoirClick a book cover for more information
Non-Fiction - MilitaryClick a book cover for more information
Non-Fiction - MotivationalClick a book cover for more information
Non-Fiction - Music/EntertainmentClick a book cover for more information
Non-Fiction - OccupationalClick a book cover for more information
Non-Fiction - ParentingClick a book cover for more information
Non-Fiction - RelationshipsClick a book cover for more information
Non-Fiction - Religion/PhilosophyClick a book cover for more information
Non-Fiction - RetirementClick a book cover for more information
Non-Fiction - Self HelpClick a book cover for more information
Non-Fiction - Short Story/NovelaClick a book cover for more information
Non-Fiction - SportsClick a book cover for more information
Non-Fiction - TravelClick a book cover for more information
Non-Fiction - True CrimeClick a book cover for more information
Non-Fiction - Writing/PublishingClick a book cover for more information
Romance - GeneralClick a book cover for more information
Romance - Fantasy/Sci-FiClick a book cover for more information
Romance - GeneralClick a book cover for more information
Romance - Fantasy/Sci-FiClick a book cover for more information
Romance - GeneralClick a book cover for more information
Romance - Fantasy/Sci-FiClick a book cover for more information
Romance - GeneralClick a book cover for more information
Romance - HistoricalClick a book cover for more information
Romance - SizzleClick a book cover for more information
Romance - SuspenseClick a book cover for more information
Poetry - InspirationalClick a book cover for more information
Poetry - Love/RomanceClick a book cover for more information