Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence
Established 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 enter.
Supported by The Honourable Lieutenant Governor of BC
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 of the Province.
1. Writers must be Canadian citizens or Permanant Residents who were born in British Columbia or whose principle place of residence has been British Columbia for the last five (5) full calendar years.
2. Writers who have written books in the following genres will be considered:
- Children’s (including young adult fiction)
- Creative Non-fiction
3. Books may have been published anywhere in the world.
4. Submission deadline for the 2013 Award is 5:00 pm on Friday, February 1, 2013.
5. The prize will be an award of $5,000 and a framed certificate.
6. There shall only be one award given each year.
7. Writers will not be awarded posthumously unless they were alive at the time of selection.
Nominations will be accepted from publishers as well as writing and publishing individuals and organizations. Nominations consist of a completed Nomination Form and up to ten pages of typed supporting material. There is no limit to the number of nominations an organization can submit. All nominations and their supporting material are considered confidential.
The jury shall consist of three prominent figures from the British Columbia literary community. The jury selection will be final.
The award will be announced during the BC Book Prizes Soiree and presented at the annual Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prize Gala in the spring.