City of Victoria Butler Book Prize
City of Victoria Book Prizes
Each spring, authors and illustrators from Greater Victoria are invited to participate in the Victoria Book Prize Society's annual awards consisting of the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize and the Bolen Books Children's Book Prize. The annual Victoria Book Prize Awards Gala showcases the literary achievements of these authors and illustrators.
2016 Call for Entries
The annual Victoria Book Prize Gala showcases the literary achievements of authors and illustrators who make Greater Victoria their home. The Victoria Book Prize Society is now accepting submissions for the $5,000 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize and the $5,000 Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize.
The Victoria Book Prize Society is a non-profit organization that establishes the policy and criteria for the two prizes, appoints the juries, and administers the competitions. Two independent juries comprised of representatives from the literary arts community are appointed by the Society to review and assess the submissions. For more information, click here.
13th Annual City of Victoria Butler Book Prize
9th Annual Bolen Books Children's Book Prize
How to Apply
April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016.
- City of Victoria Butler Book Prize - Submission Form [PDF - 84 KB]
- City of Victoria Butler Book Prize - Guidelines [PDF - 92 KB]
Submissions were to include the following:
- A submission form - completed and signed.
- FIVE copies of the book. (One copy will be part of a display at Victoria City Hall.)
- Entry fee. $25 per entry, payable by cheque to: Victoria Book Prize Society
NOTE: Finalists are required to provide SEVEN additional copies for promotional purposes.
Please send submission(s) and cheque to:
The Victoria Book Prize Society
c/o Target Storage Ltd.,
4 - 747 Princess Avenue
Victoria, BC V8T 1K5
Shortlisted nominees for both prizes will be announced in September and authors will be showcased at a gala held at the Union Club of British Columbia on Wednesday, October 12, 2016.
Founded in 2004, the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize is a partnership between the City of Victoria and Brian Butler of Butler Brothers Supplies. The Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize was founded in 2008. Additional sponsors include the Union Club of British Columbia, Greater Victoria Public Library, Island Blue Print, Magnolia Hotel and Spa, Friesens Corporation and CBC Radio.
Madeline Sonik, Afflictions & Departures in 2012
Previous Bolen Books Children's Book Prize winners include:
Victoria Book Prize Society