2021 Award Contest Winners

Featuring 800+ winners and finalists in 150+ 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 that 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.

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Illustration Award WinnersClick a book cover for more information

    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.

  • I Wish You Happiness
    2021 Book Contest Gold Award Winner
    Children
  • Peke-A-Boo!  Find the Ball That's Blue
    2021 Book Contest Gold Award Winner
    Children
  • Simon's Tree Party
    2021 Book Contest Gold Award Winner
    Children
  • You Got This
    2021 Book Contest Gold Award Winner
    Christian
  • Secret of the Starflower
    2021 Book Contest Gold Award Winner
    Fiction
  • The Saga of Evil Monkey Man
    2021 Book Contest Gold Award Winner
    Graphic Novel/Comic
  • Family Time
    2021 Book Contest Gold Award Winner
    Graphic Novel/Comic
  • What's Happening to Me NOW?!
    2021 Book Contest Gold Award Winner
    Non-Fiction
  • Humangee 101
    2021 Book Contest Gold Award Winner
    Non-Fiction
  • Forever My Always
    2021 Book Contest Gold Award Winner
    Young Adult
Children - ActionClick a book cover for more information
Children - AudiobookClick a book cover for more information
Children - ChristianClick a book cover for more information
Children - Coming of AgeClick a book cover for more information
Children - ConceptClick 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 - MysteryClick a book cover for more information
Children - Mythology/Fairy TaleClick a book cover for more information
Children - Non-FictionClick a book cover for more information
Children - PreschoolClick a book cover for more information
Children - PreteenClick a book cover for more information
Children - Religious ThemeClick a book cover for more information
Children - Social IssuesClick a book cover for more information
Young Adult - ActionClick a book cover for more information
Young Adult - AdventureClick a book cover for more information
Young Adult - Coming of AgeClick a book cover for more information
Young Adult - Fantasy - Epic Click a book cover for more information
Young Adult - Fantasy - GeneralClick a book cover for more information
Young Adult - Fantasy - Urban Click 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 - Mythology/Fairy TaleClick 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 - Religious ThemeClick a book cover for more information
Young Adult - RomanceClick a book cover for more information
Young Adult - Sci-FiClick a book cover for more information
Young Adult - Social IssuesClick a book cover for more information
Young Adult - Thriller Click 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 - ContemporaryClick a book cover for more information
Christian - Romance - GeneralClick a book cover for more information
Christian - Romance - HistoricalClick a book cover for more information
Christian - Thriller Click a book cover for more information
Fiction - AdventureClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - AnimalsClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - AudiobookClick 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 - EpicClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - Fantasy - GeneralClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - Fantasy - UrbanClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - 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 - HolidayClick 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 - Magic/WizardryClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - Mystery - GeneralClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - Mystery - HistoricalClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - Mystery - Legal Click a book cover for more information
Fiction - Mystery - MurderClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - Mystery - SleuthClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - MythologyClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - New AdultClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - ParanormalClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - RealisticClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - Religious Theme Click a book cover for more information
Fiction - Short Story/NovelaClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - Social IssuesClick 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 - Thriller - GeneralClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - Thriller - Legal Click a book cover for more information
Fiction - Thriller - EspionageClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - Thriller - EnvironmentalClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - Thriller - ConspiracyClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - Thriller - MedicalClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - Thriller - Political Click a book cover for more information
Fiction - Thriller - PsychologicalClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - Thriller - TerroristClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - Time TravelClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - UrbanClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - VisionaryClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - WesternClick a book cover for more information
Fiction - WomensClick a book cover for more information
Non-Fiction - Adventure Click a book cover for more information
Non-Fiction - Anthology Click a book cover for more information
Non-Fiction - Art/PhotographyClick a book cover for more information
Non-Fiction - AudiobookClick 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 - GenealogyClick 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 - 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 - MarketingClick 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 - New AgeClick 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 - Social IssuesClick a book cover for more information
Non-Fiction - Spiritual/SupernaturalClick 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 - WomensClick a book cover for more information
Non-Fiction - Writing/PublishingClick a book cover for more information
Romance - ComedyClick a book cover for more information
Romance - ContemporaryClick 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 - ParanormalClick a book cover for more information
Romance - SizzleClick a book cover for more information
Romance - SuspenseClick a book cover for more information
Poetry - GeneralClick a book cover for more information
Poetry - Love/RomanceClick a book cover for more information