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16th Annual Jurors Choice Award

The Indie Excellence® Jurors Choice Award honors a title that embodies the spirit of the competition in all aspects with an unrestricted gift of funds (though we suggest it be used for
future marketing, distribution and PR efforts).

2020 Juror's Prize: Two Awards at $500.00 each


National Indie Excellence® Awards
The 16th Annual Juror's Choice Prize will be awarded by Chris L. Terry. 

Chris L. Terry is the author of the novel Black Card, about a mixed-race punk bassist with a black imaginary friend. NPR called Black Card, "hilariously searing" and listed it as one of the best books of 2019. Terry's debut novel Zero Fade was on Best of 2013 lists by Slate and Kirkus Reviews, who called it, "Original, hilarious, thought-provoking, and wicked smart...not to be missed” in a starred review.

Terry was born in 1979 to a black father and white mother. He lives in Los Angeles, where he teaches creative writing and works as a screenwriter. His recent writing has appeared in Pitchfork, Stereogum, Razorcake, Very Smart Brothas/The Root, Catapult and the LAnd Magazine.

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