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Frequently Asked Questions

Is The Golden Wizard Book Prize ‘Legit’? 


With a sincere aim to celebrate remarkable children's literature, we operate lawfully and maintain a legitimate status, guaranteeing the authenticity and integrity of The Golden Wizard Book Prize.


Who are your evaluators?


To uphold the reliability and impartiality of the evaluation process, our evaluators' identities are undisclosed. Rest assured, they are all extensively qualified to assess book submissions, drawing from professional experience in childcare, teaching, and the publishing industry. 


How do I send my book? 


You can submit your book in digital format or as a paperback copy, depending on your preference. 

Is there a deadline for applying? 


Our application process remains open throughout the year, meaning there is no specific deadline. However, once your application is processed, we keep it active for up to 6 months. If you encounter any issues with submitting your book within this timeframe, please don't hesitate to inform us.


Is winning guaranteed?


Our program does not function on a pay-to-win principle; rather, every submission is subjected to a comprehensive evaluation process and must meet a predetermined overall score to be eligible for winning.


How much does it cost to enter?


There are no fees associated with applying; we believe this to be the most equitable approach to ensure that unsuccessful applicants are not charged.


Why do I have to pay to receive my honouree package? 


We strive to minimise our expenses and provide payment options to ensure our awards program is inclusive. Nevertheless, we do request payment for our honouree levels to support our operational expenses and avoid imposing fees on unsuccessful candidates.


Where does my money go?


While we greatly appreciate the support of our dedicated volunteers, it is also necessary for us to allocate funds towards salaries to maintain the smooth operation of our organisation. We also allocate a percentage of our profits to Book Trust, recognising that many of our candidates share our dedication to enhancing children's access to books.


What forms of payment are accepted?


We accept payments through Paypal Business as our primary method. If you encounter any issues with this, please let us know so we can connect you with our finance manager for assistance with alternative payment options.


Is The Golden Wizard Book Prize a scam? 


By no means is The Golden Wizard Book Prize a scam. We are resolutely committed to honesty and transparency, ensuring that expectations are clearly communicated prior to applying. 


Is it worth applying for a Golden Wizard Book Prize? 


We are highly confident in the effectiveness of our program; research has consistently shown that awards play a significant role in shaping consumer buying choices, making receiving a Golden Wizard Book Prize a prestigious accomplishment for authors. In fact, many of our winners have shared positive feedback regarding their experience, noting the increased exposure their books have received as award-winning authors.


Can I get my book back?


Regrettably, we are unable to return paperbacks, but they are donated appropriately after the evaluation process is finalised.

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