Eligibility

2017 Award

To be eligible for the 2017 Petrona Award the following rules apply to all submissions:

The submission must be in translation and published in English in the UK during the preceding calendar year ie 1 January – 31 December 2016.

The author of the submission must either be born in Scandinavia* or the submission must be set in Scandinavia*.

(E-books that meet the above criteria may be considered at the judges’ discretion (does not include self-published titles))

 *in this instance taken to be Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

Timeline 

30 March 2017 – shortlist announced
20 May 2017 - winner announced at CrimeFest (Bristol, UK)

Submissions

Publishers must send a copy of the submission to each of the judges and the administrator. More than one submission per author can be made.
There is no fee for entering a submission for the Petrona.
All submissions must be received by the end of the calendar year.

An entry form can be requested from admin@petronaaward.co.uk



2016 Award

To be eligible for the 2016 Petrona Award the following rules apply to all submissions:

The submission must be in translation and published in English in the UK during the preceding calendar year ie 1 January – 31 December 2015.

The author of the submission must either be born in Scandinavia* or the submission must be set in Scandinavia*.

(E-books that meet the above criteria may be considered at the judges’ discretion (does not include self-published titles))

 *in this instance taken to be Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

Timeline 

April 2016 – shortlist announced
21 May 2016 - winner announced at CrimeFest (Bristol, UK)

Submissions

Publishers must send a copy of the submission to each of the judges and the administrator. More than one submission per author can be made.
There is no fee for entering a submission for the Petrona.
All submissions must be received by the end of the calendar year.

An entry form can be requested from admin@petronaaward.co.uk



2015 Award

To be eligible for the 2015 Petrona Award the following rules apply to all submissions:

The submission must be in translation and published in English in the UK during the preceding calendar year ie 1 January – 31 December 2014.

The author of the submission must either be born in Scandinavia* or the submission must be set in Scandinavia*.

(E-books that meet the above criteria may be considered at the judges’ discretion (does not include self-published titles))

 *in this instance taken to be Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

Timeline 

26 March 2015 – shortlist announced
16 May 2015 - winner announced at CrimeFest (Bristol, UK)

Submissions

Publishers must send a copy of the submission to each of the judges and the administrator. More than one submission per author can be made.
There is no fee for entering a submission for the Petrona.
All submissions must be received by the end of the calendar year.

An entry form can be downloaded here or requested from admin@petronaaward.co.uk



2014 Award

To be eligible for the 2014 Petrona Award the following rules apply to all submissions:

The submission must be in translation and published in English in the UK during the preceding calendar year ie 1 January – 31 December 2013.

The author of the submission must either be born in Scandinavia* or the submission must be set in Scandinavia*.

(E-books that meet the above criteria may be considered at the judges’ discretion (does not include self-published titles))

 *in this instance taken to be Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

Timeline 

March 2014 – shortlist announced
May 2014 - winner announced at CrimeFest (Bristol, UK)

Submissions

Publishers must send a copy of the submission to each of the judges and the administrator. More than one submission per author can be made.
There is no fee for entering a submission for the Petrona.
All submissions must be received by the end of the calendar year.

In the first instance please contact the administrator (admin@petronaaward.co.uk) for an application form.

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