2020 Winners

Cover Design: Small Format, Nonfiction

Watch the following video to see which of the three finalists below won gold, and which won silver.

Bowing to Elephants: Tales of a Travel Junkie

Author: Mag Dimond

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 978-1-63152-596-4

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An unloved girl from San Francisco escapes a dysfunctional family and alcoholic mother and travels the world. She navigates depression and loss, ultimately finding connection in the larger world, and self-love through Buddhism.

Designing Victory, A Memoir: The Architect Who Dared, Dreamed, and Achieved International Acclaim

Author: Robert P. Madison, with Carlo Wolff

Publisher: Act 3 LLC

ISBN: 978-0-578-43745-3

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In his 96th year, a slave’s great-grandson recalls victories he designed over stifling bigotry, Nazism, and all who claim he will not succeed in architecture. How wrong they were. 

Roses of the Prairie: The Artistry of Belle Mehus, Alma Mehus Studness, and Anne-Marit Studness Bergstrom

Author: Lawayne Leno

Publisher: Beaver's Pond Press

ISBN: 978-1-64343-995-2

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Roses of the Prairie is a story of three strong women who brought culture from the great music halls and artist studios of Europe to the Dakota plains.

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