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Literary Prizes

 

George Woodcock

George Woodcock

THE GEORGE WOODCOCK LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award annually honours an outstanding literary career in British Columbia. Since 1995, the City of Vancouver (Mayor of Vancouver’s office), the Vancouver Public Library and Pacific BookWorld News Society (BC BookWorld, founded in 1988) have been working in partnership to jointly sponsor and present an annual $5,000 prize to a B.C. author whose enduring contribution to society spans several decades. The Writers Trust of Canada and Yosef Wosk have contributed partnership since 2009. Each year another commemorative plaque is installed in the Writers’ Walk at the Vancouver Public Library on Georgia Street in Vancouver. The Mayor of Vancouver, or his representative, attends a presentation ceremony and issues a proclamation in honour of the recipient. Winners are announced with press releases and a full page notice in B.C. BookWorld which reaches 100,000 readers per issue via more than 700 outlets. The recipient also receives $5,000. Info: http://www.bcbookawards.ca/

 

George Ryga

George Ryga

THE GEORGE RYGA AWARD FOR
SOCIAL AWARENESS IN LITERATURE

Initiated by The George Ryga Society, B.C. BookWorld, CBC Radio (Kelowna) and Okanagan College in 2004, this annual literary prize is awarded to a B.C. writer who has achieved an outstanding degree of social awareness in a new book published in the preceding calendar year. A shortlist is generally released before the winner is announced. Excerpts from shortlisted titles have been aired on CBC Kelowna’s Daybreak Program. The award was originally announced in conjunction with a concert on George Ryga’s birthday, July 27th, but event plans have shifted to an awards ceremony in March. Winners receive publicity in B.C. BookWorld and a commemorative sculpture by Reg Kienast. Info: http://www.bcbookawards.ca/

 

Basil Stuart-Stubbs

Basil Stuart-Stubbs

THE BASIL STUART-STUBBS PRIZE FOR OUTSTANDING SCHOLARLY BOOK ON BRITISH COLUMBIA

The annual Basil Stuart-Stubbs Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Book on British Columbia recognizes the best scholarly book published on a British Columbia subject by a Canadian author. This prize was established in 2012 to honour the memory of Basil Stuart-Stubbs, whose many accomplishments included serving as the University Librarian at UBC Library and the Director of UBC’s School of Library, Archival and Information Studies. Info: http://www.bcbookawards.ca/

 

Gray Campbell

Gray Campbell

GRAY CAMPBELL DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

The Gray Campbell Distinguished Service Award is presented annually to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the book publishing industry in B.C. This award, which is named for pioneering publisher and founder of Gray’s Publishing, Gray Campbell, recognizes the importance of integral individuals who have supported the B.C. book industry. The Association of Book Publishers is grateful for the sponsorship of Friesen Printers, Rhino Print Solutions, International Web Press and B.C. BookWorld. Info: http://www.bcbookawards.ca/

 

Jim Douglas

Jim Douglas

JIM DOUGLAS PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR AWARD

The Jim Douglas Publisher of the Year Award is presented as deserved to an active BC book publishing company that has, in recent times, earned the respect and applause of the community of publishers. It is named after Jim Douglas, founder of J. J. Douglas Publishers which became Douglas & McIntyre. The Association of Book Publishers is grateful for the sponsorship of Friesen Printers, Rhino Print Solutions, International Web Press and B.C. BookWorld. Info: http://www.bcbookawards.ca/

 


THE BC BOOK PRIZES

The BC Book Prizes, established in 1985, celebrate the achievements of British Columbia writers and publishers. The seven Prizes are presented annually at the Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prizes Gala in the spring, with the winner of The Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence being announced beforehand at the annual BC Book Prizes Soirée. The Prizes are administered and awarded by members of a non-profit society who represent all facets of the publishing and writing community. Info: http://www.bcbookprizes.ca/

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