Gintong Aklat Awards Night
Golden Book is the English translation of Gintong Aklat.
It is awarded by the Book Development Association of the Philippines, in cooperation with the National Book Development Board, at the International Book Fair every two years to excellent books published during the period.
This year, there were a total of 256 entries in six categories. It isn't easy to win in this contest. What with so many publishers producing good quality books that get better each year!
But I got a special treat when Bezalie, Executive Director of New Day Publishers, texted me, "Flying on Broken Wings is one of five finalists in the inspirational category. Join me at the awards night. Please!"
What do you say to grace glaring at you from your teeny cellphone?
So I headed to the Awards Night and got a chance to be on stage to receive a trophy! I wish I could talk about this at length in more detail, but I am bushed from a whole day of browsing, and shopping, and signing books at the book fair, not to mention the euphoria of holding a golden book trophy!
The big, unrestrained smiles on these pages (frozen in photos by Tony) with Bezalie and friends, say more than I can with words.
The glory belongs to the great Author who writes out our lives and affirms what we do through awards such as this.
(Oh, there are two trophies because New Day Publishers has two finalists!)