The Word Awards

The Word Awards were 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.

See what other Awards you may be eligible for when you enter the Word Awards View Award Info >

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 >

 Catégorie Française:

Il y a trois catégories en français.Catégorie Française >
Sponsor an Award : Actively support and encourage writers while promoting your organization or business. Sponsor Information >
2017 Award Winners View all the Word Awards winners from this year. View Winners >
2016 Award Winners View all the Word Awards winners from last year. View Winners >
Best New Manuscript Contest NEW Unpublished Manuscript Contest View Entry Guidelines >
Additional Awards See what other awards you are eligible for when you enter the Word Awards: Debra Fieguth Award & Harvey/Mackey Award

Awards Timeline

Oct 15, 2016 The Word Awards open.
Jan 16, 2017 Entry form closes at midnight EST.
Apr 29, 2017 Shortlist will be announced.
May 1, 2017 Grace Irwin Award judging begins.
June 23, 2017 Winners announced at the Word Awards Gala.