City of Victoria Butler Book Prize
Call for Entries to 2019 Victoria Book Prizes
The Victoria Book Prize Society is now accepting submissions for the 2019 Victoria Book Prizes, which consist of the $5,000 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize and the $5,000 Victoria 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.
16th Annual City of Victoria Butler Book Prize
12th Annual Victoria Children's Book Prize
This year marks a change for the children’s book prize. The prize is awarded to an author or illustrator of children’s or youth literature and was established in 2008 by the late Mel Bolen of Bolen Books. In 2019, the prize will be awarded as the Victoria Children’s Book Prize, while the Society secures a new sponsor for the award beginning in 2020. Past winners of the Children’s Book Prize include Polly Horvath, Chris Tougas and Monique Gray Smith.
How to Apply
- City of Victoria Butler Book Prize - Submission Form [PDF - 102 KB]
- City of Victoria Butler Book Prize - Guidelines [PDF - 130 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
c/o Jeff Moore
207 Beach Drive
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 9, 2019.
The Victoria Book Prize Society would like to thank and acknowledge the following organizations for their support: City of Victoria, Brian Butler of Butler Brothers Supplies, the Union Club of British Columbia, the Magnolia Hotel and Spa, Chateau Victoria, the Inn at Laurel Point, Friesens Corporation, CBC Radio, Island Blue Print Co. and the Greater Victoria Public Library.
Madeline Sonik, Afflictions & Departures in 2012
Victoria Book Prize Society