CAP Award Supporters

"I feel extremely privileged to have been asked by Carolann Copland to participate as a judge for the 2023 Carousel Aware Prize for fiction. I have long been an admirer of these awards, the brainchild of the force of nature that is Carolann. There is an excellent and diverse wealth of literary talent in our country and Carolann has pioneered a wonderful platform to recognise and applaud the work of self-published authors."

Zoe Miller

"Being shortlisted for the CAP Awards for The Murmur of Masks really boosted my self-confidence as an Indie Author"

Catherine Kullmann

“It was such an honour to be awarded the Carousel Aware ‘Best Novel’ Prize in 2017, and a great boost to my confidence as an author. A wonderful award, created by writers for writers, while supporting an extremely worthy charity.”

Caroline E Farrell

“We are honoured to have been chosen as the partner charity for The Carousel Aware Prize for Independent Authors (CAP Awards).This is a fantastic initiative to recognise and celebrate the achievements of Ireland’s many self-published authors. We are very grateful to Carolann for her ongoing support of Aware, for bringing attention to the topic of mental health and raising much needed funds for the organisation. Finally, I’d like to wish all entrants the very best of luck!”

Stephen Butterly, Head of Fundraising and Business Development at Aware

"Being shortlisted for the CAP 'Best Novel' Award in 2016 was a turning point in my writing career. The fact that the awards raise money for Aware is the icing on the cake.

Pam Lecky

"The Carousel Aware Prize for independent authors is the brainchild of self-published author Carolann Copland. I’ve had the pleasure of participating on some of the many courses run by Carolan at Carousel and I’m an avid admirer of her work. The CAP awards aim to showcase independently published authors, while the funds raised goes to AWARE charity.I would like to wish everyone well who enter the CAP awards 2023."

Patricia Gibney


"The CAP awards are a great platform to showcase the cream of Irish self-published works."

Anne Griffin