Published book entries must meet the following criteria:

  1. Scholarly, peer reviewed  non-fiction
  2. Focus relates to Tejano history, genealogy, or heritage
  3. Based on original research with full documentation, including footnotes and bibliography
  4. Appeals to general public, genealogists, or scholars
  5. Contains substantial primary sources
  6. All works entered must be published in a print format
  7. Unpublished manuscripts and online publications will not be considered
  8. Entry must be the first published version of the work
  9. A copy of the book entry must be sent to each of the three judges on the panel