Nominations have opened for the 2022 VIndies Awards, celebrating the best of independent bookstore video.
Launched in 2021 by New Voices New Rooms, the collaborative partnership for virtual and hybrid programming created by the New Atlantic Booksellers Association (NAIBA) and the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA), The VIndies recognize the spirit and creativity of independent bookstore videos.
Submit nominations here
The deadline to nominate is September 15, 2022.
Nominated videos will be judged by a panel drawn from the bookselling community and winners will be announced at a special VIndies Award Ceremony on October 13, 2022.
To be eligible, videos must have been created by a SIBA or NAIBA member bookstore and must have been publicly exhibited – appearing on the store’s website, in their social media channels, or in their store newsletters — between October 2021 and October 2022. Nominations may come from independent bookstores or any fan of independent bookstores.
For its second season, The VIndies have expanded the categories videos may be submitted for. Added for 2022 are:
“Around the Store” for videos showcasing a bookstore’s shop floor and storefront
“Community Work” for videos documenting bookstores’ engagement with their community
“Staff Picks & Book Recommendations” for store videos focused on specific book recommendations
“Trending Sounds,” acknowledging the growing popularity and unique character of TikTok videos which use viral “trending” sounds and music
The VIndies proved to be one of the highlights of NVNR’s 2021 event, featuring screening of finalists and on-screen appearances of store staff and videographers. See the 2021 finalists and winners
For more information visit newvoicesnewrooms.org or contact: