City of Victoria Butler Book Prize
Call for Entries to 2020 Victoria Book Prizes
The Victoria Book Prize Society is now accepting submissions for the 2020 Victoria Book Prizes, which consist of the $5,000 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize and the $5,000 City of 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.
17th Annual City of Victoria Butler Book Prize
13th Annual City of Victoria Children's Book Prize
New for 2020, the Children’s Book Prize has been rebranded as the City of Victoria Children’s Book Prize. In fall 2019, Council approved a motion to provide an annual $5,000 grant to the Victoria Book Prize Society for the Children’s Book Prize to recognize and celebrate exceptional children’s and youth literature in our community. This funding is in addition to the $5,000 prize for the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize. The prize was established in 2008 by the late Mel Bolen of Bolen Books.
How to Apply
- City of Victoria Butler Book Prize - Submission Form [PDF - 88 KB]
- City of Victoria Butler Book Prize - Guidelines [PDF - 102 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 Thursday, October 8, 2020.
The Victoria Book Prize Society would like to thank and acknowledge the following organizations for their support: the City of Victoria, Brian Butler of Butler Brothers Supplies, Munro’s Books, Russell Books, Tanner’s Books, Ivy’s Bookshop, 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.
Bill Gaston, A Mariner's Guide to Self Sabotage
Madeline Sonik, Afflictions & Departures in 2012
Monique Gray-Smith, Speaking Our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation
Victoria Book Prize Society