Sponsors & Partners

Engage Readers, Writers and More

Sponsoring the Minnesota Book Awards is a great way to engage readers, writers, judges, librarians, publishers and booksellers of our state.  Sponsorships range from a table at the awards ceremony to naming sponsor of all year-round programming. As with all partnerships at The Friends, we seek to find a win-win agreement that allows a sponsor to maximize their investment through entertaining clients, traditional and social media, and targeting specific audience segments.

Get Involved

For more information, please contact Greg Giles, Vice President of Development and Community Engagement, at 651-366-6499 or greg@thefriends.org


Host Organizations:

The Minnesota Book Awards is a Capital City project, led by
The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, in consortium
with the Saint Paul Public Library and the City of Saint Paul.

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Presenting Sponsor:

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Award Category Sponsors:

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Award for Children’s Literature:

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Award for General Nonfiction:

Award for Genre Fiction:

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Award for Memoir & Creative Nonfiction:

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Award for Middle Grade Literature:

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Award for Minnesota Nonfiction:

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Award for Novel & Short Story:

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Award for Poetry:

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Award for Young People’s Literature:


Bookseller:

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Kay Sexton Award:


Minnesota Book Artist Award:

(co-presented with Minnesota Center for Book Arts)

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Outreach Partners:

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Special Reception Sponsors:

Preface Reception

Epilogue After-Party

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Regional Sponsors:


Educator’s Circle:

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Publisher’s Circle:

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Media Sponsors:

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In-Kind Sponsors:

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Foundation and Grant Supporters:

Hognander Family Foundation

The Huss Foundation

The Katherine B. Andersen Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation

The McKnight Foundation

Pohlad Family Foundation

Additional corporate sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information about supporting the program, please contact Greg Giles, Vice President of Development and Community Engagement, at 651-366-6499 or greg@thefriends.org.

Organizations which provide sponsorship and/or financial support of the Minnesota Book Awards do not receive any special consideration connected with the book nomination or judging process.