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The 2019  Chanticleer Authors Conference (CAC) and the Chanticleer International Book Awards (CIBAs) for 2018 wrapped up on Sunday, April 28th at five o’clock in the afternoon. Attendees and presenters began arriving on Wednesday, April 24th to participate in the Master Writing Craft workshops presented by the internationally bestselling author—Master of Suspense J.D. Barker and Top Senior Editor, Jessica Page Morrell.

This unique and progressive conference was jammed packed with sessions serious authors featured sessions and workshops on the business, marketing, and technologies of publishing and of being an author. CAC19 attendees were also offered advance writing craft sessions and workshops. Hollywood was also represented at #CAC19 with Scott Steindorff, the ‘Hollywood Bookman’ and Major A-list Film Producer – and president of Stone Village Productions shared with us in his sessions and interviews his knowledge about  “What Hollywood Wants,”  “How to Construct Big Ideas,” “How Storytelling is Changing,” and more.

2018 Chanticleer International Book Awards

The 2018 Chanticleer International Book Awards winners for sixteen divisions were announced on Saturday evening at the CIBA banquet and awards ceremony along with the 2018 Overall CIBA Grand Prize in conjunction with the annual Chanticleer Authors Conference. The ceremony was held at the ballroom of the luxurious Hotel Bellwether on the waterfront of  Bellingham, Wash.

The CIBA celebration began at six o’clock in the evening with a cocktail party. Hindenburg Systems out of Denmark had a drawing for three excellent prizes that included a 2-year subscription to their state-of-the-art audiobook and podcast software systems,  a one-year subscription, and a really cool Hindenburg computer/commuter bag during the cocktail party.

A coveted Chanticleer Blue Ribbon—You know you want one! 

The Chanticleer International Book Awards Ceremony

The CIBA Banquet and Ceremony began at seven-thirty in the evening with the banquet catered by the Hotel Bellwether and the Executive Chef Peter Birk. We began the CIBA announcements at eight o’clock with an explanation of the judging rounds and process. There were sixteen presenters who individually recognized all of the CIBA Semi-Finalists who were in attendance before announcing his or her division’s First Place Category winners for each of the sixteen divisions. PublishDrive and Hindenburg Systems presented each CIBA Blue Ribbon Award Winner with a prize certificate. After a short intermission, the awards presenters announced and recognized each divisions’ grand prize winners. Each one of the CIBA Grand Prize Award Winners was presented with a grand prize package from PublishDrive and Hindenburg Systems along with the coveted grand prize ribbons. The 2018 Chanticleer International Book Awards ceremony concluded with the announcement of the 2018 Overall Chanticleer Book Awards Grand Prize winner.

Professional photographer Dwayne Rogge of Bellingham based Photo Treehouse was available during the cocktail hour to take headshots and souvenir photos. He and his assistant also took photographs to record the award winners and division grand prize winners. These photos will be for digital download available by May 20, 2019. The link to the website for the complimentary digital photos will be emailed to all of the conference attendees. Printed photos will also be available for purchase on the website.

The CIBA winners will be revealed—please standby…

2018 CIBA Award Winners Announcements

We will begin creating the website posting that recognizes the First Place Award Winners and the Grand Prize Winners of the sixteen divisions of the 2018 Chanticleer International Book Awards starting today, April 29, 2019. We appreciate your patience with us as it takes time to double-check, create the links,  recognize the winners and create the website posts. The CIBA website postings announcements will be in the order of the sixteen divisions’ submission deadlines starting with the Cygnus Book Awards for Science Fiction moving on to the last submission date for the Instruction & Insight Book Awards. We appreciate your patience as we move through the list.

Each of the 2018 CIBA divisions winners will be posted on the homepage of the Chanticleer website under WRITING CONTEST NEWS.

Please visit the Chanticleer Reviews’ website for more of our exciting updates and CIBA announcements! We will also post to our social media platforms:

Twitter:  @ChantiReviews

Facebook:    @ChanticleerBookReviews & Media

Instagram: @ChantiReviews

Hashtags:  #CAC19   #CIBAs

We thank you for your patience!

SAVE the DATE:  The next Chanticleer Authors Conference is scheduled for April 17 – 19, 2020 with Master Classes held on Thursday,  April 16, 2020. We will announce the 2019 Chanticleer International Book Award Winners on April 18, 2020.