The Friends of the Oviatt Library at California State University, Northridge, give an annual award of $1000 to a writer who has published a significant work dealing directly with the region of the San Fernando Valley. The award alternates between authors of fiction and nonfiction works on an annual basis. Submissions are not currently being accepted.
2019 San Fernando Valley Award for Fiction
Winner of the 2019 San Fernando Valley Award for Fiction:
Chiara Barzini, Things That Happened Before the Earthquake
2018 San Fernando Valley Award for Nonfiction
Winner of the 2018 San Fernando Valley Award for Nonfiction:
Erin K. Schonauer and Jamie C. Schonauer, Early Burbank (Images of America)