The Word Awards

The Word Awards was established to encourage the pursuit of excellence in the art, craft, practice and ministry of writing and help to raise the profile of Canadian writers who are Christian.

Entry Submissions : Writers may submit works published in the previous year including books, articles, poems, songs, and short stories. Enter Here >
Christian Award Categories :
General (Crossover) Categories:
Works will be judged based on category definitions. There are many new categories including: Scripts and Screen plays, Blogs and many options in our General Market (Crossover) CategoriesView Christian Category Definitions >
Entry Guidelines : Review information for entry fees and the fine print before filling out the entry form. View Entry Guidelines >

Nouveau! Catégorie Française:

Cette année, nous sommes heureux d’ouvrir trois nouvelles catégories en français.Catégorie Française >
Sponsor an Award : Actively support and encourage writers while promoting your organization or business. Sponsor Information >
2015 Award Winners View all the Word Awards winners from last year. View Winners >

Awards Timeline

Oct 15, 2015 The Word Awards open.
Jan 15, 2016 Entry form closes at midnight EST.
Apr 29, 2016 Shortlist will be announced.
Apr 30, 2016 Grace Irwin Award judging begins.
June Conference Winners announced at the Write Canada Conference Gala.