Biennial Presidential Leadership Book Award

The Society of Presidential Descendants representing America’s first families of US presidents and Long Island University’s Roosevelt School invites authors and publishers across America to enter the national Biennial Presidential Leadership Book Award, recognizing literary excellence, preeminent scholarship, and unique contribution to the subject area of presidential leadership. The first award winner will receive $10,000, and the two honorable mention winners will each receive $2,500. Winners receive all-expenses paid travel for the authors and one guest each to Washington D.C. for a reception dinner at The University Club of Washington D.C. on Saturday, October 14, 2023.

  • Nomination forms must be received by June 1, 2023 using our online form for submissions. Mailed nomination forms must be accompanied by two books for each nomination. Online forms should be submitted with a digital copy of the book, but two books should also be mailed to Dr. Andy Person ( at the following address Long Island University, 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, NY 11548
  • A shortlist of three will be announced on September 15, 2023.
  • Winning authors must attend a dinner in Washington D.C. on October 14, 2023 during which the winner and the two honorable mentions will be awarded.