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About BC Book Prizes

Categories and Criteria

General Criteria

e-Book specific Criteria in addition to the General Criteria

See How to Enter for more details.

Expectations of finalists and winners

By submitting your title for a BC Book Prize, you are agreeing to these terms.

Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize

Ethel WilsonAwarded to the author(s) of the best original work of literary fiction.

Supported by Friesens and Webcom






Eligibility Criteria in addition to General Criteria

  • The author(s) must have lived in B.C./Yukon for the past 12 months or have lived in B.C./Yukon for at least three of the past five years.
  • The book may have been published anywhere.
  • No Anthologies.

The BC Book Prizes accepts e-books for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize provided the book meets the following criteria:

  • A signed statement of verification of copyright must be provided.
  • The book must have an ISBN.
  • The book must be the equivalent of at least 48 pages long.
  • The book must provide proof that it was published in the appropriate eligible year.
  • The book must have gone through a professional editing process.
  • Three printed and bound copies of the e-Book must be provided for the jury.

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Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize

Hubert EvansAwarded to the author(s) of the best original work of literary non-fiction.
Topics such as philosophy, politics, biography, history, belles lettres, etc.
Quality of research and writing along with insight and originality are major considerations in the judging of this prize.

Supported by AbeBooks


Eligibility Criteria in addition to General Criteria

  • The author(s) must have lived in B.C./Yukon for the past 12 months or have lived in B.C./Yukon for at least three of the past five years.
  • The book may have been published anywhere.

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Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Dorothy LivesayAwarded to the author(s) of the best work of poetry.

Supported by the B.C. Teachers’ Federation and Rebus Creative






Eligibility Criteria in addition to General Criteria

  • The author(s) must have lived in B.C./Yukon for the past 12 months or have lived in B.C./Yukon for at least three of the past five years.
  • The book may have been published anywhere.
  • A substantial portion of the content must be new work.
  • No anthologies or “best of” collections.

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Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize

Roderick Haig-BrownAwarded to the author(s) of the book which contributes the most to the enjoyment and understanding of the province of British Columbia.
The book must be original and may deal with any aspect of the province (people, history, geography, oceanography, etc.).

Supported by Marquis, Victoria Bindery, and First Choice Books


Eligibility Criteria in addition to General Criteria

  • The author(s) may reside outside of B.C./Yukon.
  • The book may have been published anywhere.
  • Reprints, revised editions, guide books and how-to-books will not be considered for this prize.

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Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize

Sheila EgoffAwarded to the author(s) of novels, including chapter books, and non-fiction books, including biography, aimed at juveniles and young adults, which have not been highly illustrated.

Supported by Kidsbooks and Tourism Vancouver




Eligibility Criteria in addition to General Criteria

  • The author(s) must have lived in B.C./Yukon for the past 12 months or have lived in B.C./Yukon for at least three of the past five years.
  • The book may have been published anywhere.

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Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize

Christie HarrisAwarded to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of picture books, picture story books, and illustrated non-fiction books for children.
The prize is shared by the author(s) and illustrator(s).

Supported by Kate Walker




Eligibility Criteria in addition to General Criteria

  • The author(s) must have lived in B.C./Yukon for the past 12 months or have lived in B.C./Yukon for at least three of the past five years.
  • The book may have been published anywhere.

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Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence

gh_crestEstablished in 2003 by the Honourable Iona Campagnolo to recognize British Columbia writers who have contributed to the development of literary excellence in the Province. This award has a separate nomination form and submission deadline. There is no fee to submit a nomination.


Supported by The Honourable Lieutenant Governor of BC


Criteria

The recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence will be recognized as having:

  • written a substantial body of literary work throughout their career; and
  • contributed significantly to the literary community/industry of the Province of British Columbia.

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Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award

Bill DuthiePresented to the originating publisher(s) and the author(s) of the book that is the most successful in terms of public appeal, initiative, design, production and content.
The prize is shared by the publisher(s) and the author(s).
B.C./Yukon booksellers determine the winner by ballot vote.

Supported by the BC Booksellers’ Association


Eligibility Criteria in addition to General Criteria

  • The publisher must have its head office in B.C./Yukon.
  • The creative control in terms of editing, design and production must have been within B.C./Yukon.

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