Welcome! Most of The Word Awards (TWA) for 2023 are now closed!
- The deadline for most submissions was March 31, 2023 (midnight).
- The deadline for the David Kilgour Memorial Award is May 31, 2023.
- The deadline for the Wendy Elaine Nelles Award is June 16, 2023
- The Awards Celebration will be held in September online
- The full timeline will be updated soon.
- Check for announcements of short list (finalists) and winners here.
We look forward to another season of great submissions and celebrating the work of Canadian writers who are Christian.
The Word Awards (TWA)
The Word Awards recognizes the work of Canadian writers who are Christian. Our awards program exists to encourage writers and recognize their accomplishments over the past year. Through judges’ critiques, writers can hone their skills. Being a finalist (or a winner!) in a category encourages writers in their journey and also gives them promotional opportunities. Together, we are on a path to make Christian writing in Canada the very best it can be.
Who can enter
We cannot do it without you. Your sponsorship and donations help support writers, editors, and students who want to improve their skills and connect with like-minded people for the purpose of touching readers with their messages. Our vision is to impact Canada with great writing and the awards help us reach that goal.
Find out all about sponsorship opportunities on the Sponsorship Page.
Keep in touch
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