City of Victoria Butler Book Prize
2017 Call for Entries
The annual Victoria Book Prize Gala showcases the literary achievements of authors and illustrators who make Greater Victoria their home. Thank you to all those who submitted an application to the Victoria Book Prize Society for the $5,000 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize or the $5,000 Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize. The call for entries is now closed.
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.
14th Annual City of Victoria Butler Book Prize
10th Annual Bolen Books Children's Book Prize
How to Apply
- City of Victoria Butler Book Prize - Submission Form [PDF - 286 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.
#13 - 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 11, 2017.
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
Bolen Books Children's Book Prize winners include:
Victoria Book Prize Society