Chanticleer Authors Conference April 17th-19th 2020

The Chanticleer Awards Banquet will be held Saturday, September 5, 2020 at the Hotel Bellwether Ballroom.

A night to remember…


All SemiFinalists will be recognized throughout the conference and at the Keynote Luncheons and Awards Evening and in the Keepsake Awards Program.

All 2019 First Place Category Book Award Winners will be announced. Those in attendance will receive their ribbons and  recognized on stage at the CIBA Banquet and Ceremony.

Then Seventeen Genre Grand Prize Book Award Winners will be announced and, then the Overall Chanticleer Reviews Grand Prize Award Winner will be announced. Grand Prize winners are chosen from among the first place category winners.

Get dressed up, and make this night of victory a night to remember!

 Thank you and your entire team for the experience of a lifetime. Cheers, J.I. Rogers

...And the Awards Dinner! I can’t say enough about it. It was fantastic. Like attending the Oscars. Everything – all weekend – was so well done and thought out and ran so smoothly, you’d think Chanticleer had an army of 100 working for them. All of this against a beautiful water view setting in Bellingham, Washington. By far, the most fun I’ve ever had at a conference, and considering all the sessions, lunches, and dinners, etc., a great value. Thank you! Elaine Williams Crockett

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10661854_708172539268214_2919133717706759872_o (1)Nothing is better than being called up on stage to accept you blue ribbon for winning first place in a genre category while a sea of authors applauds your achievement–except perhaps being in the audience when your name is announced as a Grand Prize Winner.

Jesikah Sundin Winning Reaction Prize 2014Authors from around the world will be honored at our gala and awards banquet. Will you be one of them?
If you have been chosen as a semifinalist, you owe it to yourself to be there so that you can celebrate your victory properly, in the company of your peers where you can smile, wave and have your photo taken with your ribbon and the glow of success beaming on your face.

Tickets are available as part of your Chanticleer Authors Conference package. Guest Tickets are available for attendees who wish to bring friends and family, just send us an email once you register. Winner or spectator, everyone loves being a part of this extravaganza of the year’s best books.

What are you waiting for?

Register Today to join us!

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The Chanticleer Awards Banquet begins with a Cocktail Party at six p.m., which includes:

  • Complimentary Appetizers
  • No host bar
  • Many other authors and winners like you to mingle with
  • Networking opportunities
  • Lots of speculation and cheerful competition about the upcoming winner announcements
  • Photo opportunities with our photographer (included with registration)!

The Book Room will operate with extended hours this evening, so you can buy all of our award-winning books after the book awards are announced!

The Dinner Banquet begins at seven-thirty in the evening. Awards will be presented after our delicious Pacific Northwest  dinner (sample menu, TBD):

  • Bellwether House SaladCBR Awards Gala & Banquest CAC15
  • Spinach Salad
  • Chef Carved Cedar Plank Wild Salmon Fillet with Blueberry Sauce
  • Herb Roasted Chicken with a Mushroom Cream Sauce
  • Risotto Forester
  • Seasonal Vegetables
  • Garlic Roasted Red Potatoes
  • Fresh Rolls and Butter
  • Chef’s Choice Dessert
  • Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and Assorted Hot Teas

Typically, the dinner is served buffet style to allow for all the different variations in diet. But this year, because of the virus situation, dinners will be served from by the Hotel Bellwether staff.  A no-host bar will be available. 

The celebration will continue in the Fireplace Bar at the Hotel Bellwether for those night owls who never want to see the evening end. Join Sharon, Kiffer, and Andy  at the Fireplace Lounge along with other Chanticleerians and presenters! Lighthouse CAC15