City of Victoria Butler Book Prize
Call to Entries for 2018 Victoria Book Prizes
The Victoria Book Prize Society is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Victoria Book Prizes consisting of the $5,000 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize and the $5,000 Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize. 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 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.
15th Annual City of Victoria Butler Book Prize
11th Annual Bolen Books Children's Book Prize
How to Apply
- City of Victoria Butler Book Prize - Submission Form [PDF - 60 KB]
- City of Victoria Butler Book Prize - Guidelines [PDF - 94 KB]
Submissions are 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.
The Victoria Book Prize Society
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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 17, 2018.
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
Victoria Book Prize Society