Here are the Winners of the 2020 #RRBC KCT Int’l Literary “TREAT” Awards Contest!

Copy of The KTC International Literary Award (1)

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Welcome to our 4th Annual KCT INTERNATIONAL LITERARY AWARDS” Contest!!!

This award carries the namesake of our dearly departed Kathryn C. Treat, who loved great literature.  Her book was an excellent read and she expected the same excellence from the work of others.  In our eyes, this award is the highest honor your book can receive in the literary field, as unlike many of the other literary awards around, it will be judged by the highest of standards.  We hope that you will enter your work so that your book can have the bragging rights of being a “TREAT” Award Winner!  When someone sees that award title next to your book (whether as a Grand Prize Gold Winner or even a Silver Award Runner Up or Blue Award Finalist), they will know without a shadow of any doubt, that it is a really good or a great read, and one worthy of their time and money! 

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Categories Being Accepted:
*Biography/Memoir
*Children’s Lit
*Fiction (Historical and other)
*Horror
*Humor
*Mystery
*Non-Fiction
*Paranormal Fantasy Novels
*Poetry
*Romance
*Short Stories

Submissions:
-Opens: January 20, 2020 @ 12 AM CT
-Closes: March 20, 2020 @ 11:59 PM CT

Entry/Reading Fee:
$18/per title entered

-No limit on # of entries
If you’ve entered either of the past contests, please check with us first before gifting a copy of your book as we may still have a copy on file;
-TOP Finalists will be awarded THE “TREAT” Award – Blue;
-Five (5) 1st place runner-ups will be awarded THE “TREAT” Award – Silver;

One 1st Place Gold GRAND PRIZE Package Winner and all finalists will be announced on November 16, 2020. 

Guidelines:
-Complete and submit Registration Form below;
-Pay your non-refundable $18 entry/reading fee, by clicking HERE;
-Submit via Amazon gift card, a copy of your book to RRBCInfo@gmail.com. If you are not in the U.S. or are unable to gift a copy of your Kindle e-book to us, please contact us at the same email address above for an alternative solution;
-Wait for confirmation and further information.

What the judges are looking for:
-Written works that have been properly edited and proofed;

-Great story-lines (we don’t want to fall asleep by page 6);

-Well-developed characters;

-Believability 

-Story-lines that flow easily;

-All-in-all, we are searching for reads that, after having read Chapter one, compels us to continue reading to the very end. We don’t want to have to stop to jump over typos and misspelled words.  Nonnie writes in Nonnie-tongue, and I often share that “I write the way that I speak, and I speak very well,” so we are not opposed to you using your own language, but it MUST make sense!   We’re also not freaky about the rules of who follows who or what in the varying parts of speech (i.e. nouns, pronouns, adjectives, conjunctions, prepositions, etc).  I mean, c’mon, seriously? This is 2020.  Use your creativity and write outside the box, if that’s what it takes to make it all come together in the end as a great story. 

I was an English nut in school, but, I let that fall by the wayside when I became an adult and was no longer being forced to think (and write) like everyone else. I became innovative in my writing, an independent thinker, and decided I’d speak the way I wanted to, as long as it made sense and I could carry on an intelligent conversation.  But, again, it all had to make sense!  You see, when our readers are reading our books, they don’t care about these things (unless they’re English nuts, too, which I still consider myself to be, but, I also love creativity and writing outside the box more than I love being that English nut).  What readers care about most is that we’re giving them truly great reads!  And, that’s also what we care about here!

Your Payment and Entry Assumes Your Agreement and Compliance of the following: 
-Entrant agrees to abide by all rules of the RRBC KCT ILA Contest
-Entries must be the original work of the author submitting entry form and payment
-Winners will be announced by email and also published on the RRBC site.

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**FULL GRAND PRIZE PACKAGE DETAILS**

Prize Package:
$200 Amazon Gift Card
“TREAT” Award Certificate
Blog Feature on the RRBC site
-FULL Feature in THE RRBC PIPELINE MAGAZINE
RAVE WAVES commercial created for winning title, which will air on RAVE WAVES show segments
-One full year of a full promotional campaign designed around the winning title (which includes FREE blog tours and other promotional events)
-Book of the Month slot
KCT LITERARY AWARD GRAND PRIZE WINNER placed next to winning book title in every place that it is listed in all RRBC forums and also next to author’s Twitter handle on our online roster
FREE blog trailer listing of winning title in the RRBC catalog (winner must submit)
One full week of Twitter Support for the winning book from our Tweet Support Team, twice during the year
Invitation to join RAVE WRITERS INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF AUTHORS {RWISA}  without having to go thru the vetting process(Also, if your book is read and found to be worthy of membership within RWISA before the final selection of the contest winners, you will also be invited to join RWISA).

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1st PLACE RUNNER-UPS & FINALIST’S PRIZE PACKAGE:
-“TREAT” Award Certificate
-Specially designed blog tour(s) w/fellow runner-ups & Finalists twice during the year
-KCT LITERARY AWARD 1st Place Winner or Finalist placed next to winning book title in every place that it is listed in all RRBC forums, and also next to author’s Twitter handle on our online roster
-One full week of Twitter support
-Invitation to join  RAVE WRITERS INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF AUTHORS {RWISA}
-Honorable mention in THE RRBC PIPELINE MAGAZINE

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Judges:
There will be a panel of 5 judges. The identity of our judges will be kept confidential with the exception of Nonnie Jules, who will also serve as a judge on occasion.  SPECIAL NOTE:  If you entered your book in previous competitions and did not win, each year we add a NEW judge who might view your book differently, so we invite you to enter your work if you feel that it’s good enough.

**Contest open to members of RRBC only.  We invite you to JOIN us today!***

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1KCT ILA GRAND PRIZE WINNER BANNER (2)

2020 GRAND PRIZE WINNER – TREAT AWARD “GOLD”!!!

“SLIMMER” by RWISA Author, Wendy Jayne

Slimmer by Wendy Jayne

An unexpected wedding invitation spins Pippa’s world off its axis. The bride-to-be’s sexy brother, Alex, is sure to be there. Seven years ago, he jetted out of Pippa’s life, oblivious to her teenage fantasies. This time she’s determined to lasso his heart.
The calorie countdown is ticking, Pippa has only ten weeks to become ‘slimmer’.
If you’ve ever struggled to lose a few unwanted pounds, you’ll empathise with Pippa’s theatrics!

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*(5) 1st Place Runner Ups – TREAT AWARD “SILVER”

“TIL DEATH DO US PART” by RWISA Author, Jan Sikes

Til Death Do Us Part by Jan Sikes

“THE ONE DISCOVERED” by RWISA Author, Yvette Calleiro

The One Discovered by Yvette M. Calleiro

“AMULET’S RAPTURE” by RWISA Author, Linnea Tanner

Amulet's Rapture by Linnea Tanner

“LEGEND OF THE WALKING DEAD” by RWISA Author, Joy Nwosu Lo-Bamijoko

Legend of the Walking Dead by Joy Nwosu Lo-Bamijoko

“JUST HER POETRY” by RWISA Author, D. L. Finn

Just Her Poetry by D. L. Finn

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*(5) Top Finalists – TREAT AWARD “BLUE”

“THE ONE AWAKENED” by RWISA Author, Yvette Calleiro

“THE ONE BETRAYED” by RWISA Author, Yvette Calleiro

“TAILS” by RWISA Author, W. J. Scott

“JEWEL” by RWISA Author, Jan Sikes

“THE GRANDMA FORCE” by RWISA Author, Harriet Hodgson

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(1) HONORABLE MENTION

“SUMMER OF ’77” by RWISA Author, Robert Fear

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NOTE:  ALL DECISIONS BY OUR JUDGES ARE FINAL AND NON-DEBATABLE.  If a member is found to be in a non-compliant status OR in violation of any of RRBC’s CODE OF CONDUCT statutes after they have been awarded, they may retain their Amazon gift card award IF they’ve received it already, but their membership package promotions may be revoked or canceled entirely without further notice.

This contest is void where prohibited by law.

MEET PAST KCT INT’L LITERARY “TREAT” AWARD WINNERS!

17 thoughts on “Here are the Winners of the 2020 #RRBC KCT Int’l Literary “TREAT” Awards Contest!”

  1. Congratulations, Wendy! I absolutely LOVED that story. I am honored and thrilled to see three of my books among so many great reads. I’ve either read the winning books or have them on my kindle. I will definitely be moving these up to the top of my list. If they are good enough to win, they are definitely books I want to read. Thank you to all the judges for taking the time to read all these books. 🙂

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  2. Congrats to all the winners, especially Wendy for the GOLD prize. I was thrilled to get the ‘Honorable Mention’. Thank you for all your hard work judges. 🙂

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  3. Congrats to this awesome display of writer talent! You have worked so hard to achieve this recognition with a variety of genres and styles. Well done. I have read something from each of you can see your talent in the lines. WooHoo!

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