The High Plains Book Awards announced the 2021 finalists.
In the Art and Photography Book category, the finalists are:
- The Indian’s Pony: From Bones to Bronze, by Gerald Anthony Shippen. Published by WordsWorth, Cody, Wyoming
- Borderlands, by Mark Vitaris. Calgary, Alberta
- A Corner of Space and Time: Lee Nye’s Eddie’s Club Portraits, by Jean Belangie-Nye, Aaron Teasdale & Benjamin Ferencz. Lolo, Montana
All nominated works — a record 236 of them this year — were read and evaluated by community readers, who read 872 individual books. Winners in each category will be determined by a judging panel of published writers with connections to the High Plains region.
Nominated books must have been published for the first time in 2020. Winners will receive a $500 cash prize. The winners will be announced at the awards banquet that is held in conjunction with the High Plains BookFest. The High Plains Book Awards banquet is planned to take place September 25, 2021 in Billings, Montana.