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Golden Tripod Awards

Golden Tripod Awards

  • Chinese Title:「金鼎獎」
  • Year of Establishment: 1976
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  • Behind the Name: A "ding," the Chinese word for tripod, is a three-legged ancient Chinese metal container that symbolizes the inheritance of culture.

The Golden Tripod Awards were founded in 1976, with the aim of promoting a culture of reading, improving the quality of publications in Taiwan, and recognizing outstanding Taiwanese publications and excellent publishers.

The first 35 Golden Tripod Award ceremonies were organized by the Government Information Office (GIO), while the 36th Golden Tripod Awards ceremony was organized by the Ministry of Culture following the merging of the GIO with the Ministry in 2012.

The annual awards for publications cover three major categories — special contribution, magazine, and book — which are divided into awards for literature, non-fiction, and books for children and young adults. The ceremony is usually held in July or August.

In 1996, the Golden Tripod Awards for Publications canceled the musical album category, which was later merged into the Golden Melody Awards. And in 2001 the GIO stopped conferring the awards for news reports in line with the fact that the media should act as a watchdog that monitors the government.

Special contribution awards have recently recognized publisher Kuo Chung-hsing and independent bookstore owner Chen Lung-hao.

Special Contribution Awards

  • Special Contribution Award
  • Special Contribution Award for Magazine Publication
  • Special Contribution Award for Book Publication

Magazine Publication Awards

  • Best Arts and Humanities Magazine
  • Best Financial Magazine
  • Best Children's and Juvenile Magazine
  • Best Popular Science Magazine
  • Best Fashion and Lifestyle Magazine
  • Best Education and Learning Magazine
  • Best Health and Leisure Magazine
  • Magazine Individual Awards
  • Excellence in Feature Writing
  • Excellence in Columns and Commentary
  • Excellence in Photography
  • Best Editor-in-chief
  • Best Artistic Design

Book Publication Awards

> Literature Category

  • Best Literature Book

> Non-fiction Category

  • Humanities
  • Sciences
  • Social Science
  • Art Appreciation

> Children and Juvenile Category

  • Humanities
  • Sciences
  • Literary language
  • Picture Book

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