UP Prize for Innovation
NP hosts the annual UP Prize for Innovation for work that seems to define innovation at a university press. The prize brings attention to university presses that actively investigate the workings of academic publishing. The prize confers a $2,000 award and a reception at the Association of University Presses conference.
Submissions for the 2022 cycle will be open from January 1-31, 2022, with a winner and two finalists announced by May 1. Judges for the 2022 prize will be announced by October of 2021. Nominations are accepted on a rolling basis and please write to to make a nomination.
All scholarly publishers are eligible, globally. Submissions may be in the form of single projects, collections, or any other press endeavor. Nominations are $100, though this fee is waived for micro-presses.