The Word Awards (TWA) Information Page

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.


AWARDS TIMELINE

Wednesday,
November 28, 2018
THE WORD AWARDS (TWA) OPEN at 3:00pm EST
Facebook Live with Michael Coren on The Word Guild Facebook Page
Stay Tuned!
Weekly Facebook Lives with previous winners, sponsors & TWG Leadership running throughout the awards.
Monday, February 4th, 2019

Friday,
February 15, 2019

SUBMISSION DEADLINESWord Awards (English & French). Closes at midnight PST.
***Books must be shipped by Feb. 5, 2019 to the address in your confirmation email.Student Awards, In The Beginning, The {Castle Quay} Best New Manuscript Award & Closes at midnight PST.
Wednesday,
May 1, 2019
SHORTLISTS will be announced Live on The Castle App from Crossroads Communications.
Emailed out later that day.
Wednesday,
May 1,2019
Specialty awards Judging begins for:
THE WORD AWARDS GRAND PRIZE FOR ‘BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR’ AWARD, HARVEY/MACKEY AWARD & DEBRA FIEGUTH AWARD
June 14 WINNERS ANNOUNCED at the Word Awards Gala.
The Word Awards Gala is being held during the 2019 Write Canada Conference being held at Redeemer University College in Hamilton, ON

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AWARDS BREAKDOWN

  • PUBLISHED WORK
    • ENGLISH PUBLISHED WORK (Books, Articles, Short Pieces, Scripts, Lyrics)
    • FRENCH PUBLISHED WORK (Books)
    • GRAND PRIZE–GRACE IRWIN BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD
    • COWLICK STUDIOS BEST BOOK COVER AWARD
    • DAVID MAINSE BEST BLOG OF THE YEAR AWARD
    • TERENCE L. BINGLEY BEST SONG LYRICS OF THE YEAR
    • LESLIE K. TARR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
    • DEBRA FIEGUTH SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARD
    • HARVEY/MACKEY JOURNALISTIC AWARD
  • UNPUBLISHED WRITING
    • CASTLE QUAY BEST NEW CANADIAN MANUSCRIPT
    • FRESH INK STUDENT WRITING CONTESTS
    • IN THE BEGINNING

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TWA GUIDELINES & CATEGORIES :

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SUBMISSION FORMS:

Writers may submit works published in the previous year including books, articles, poems, song lyrics, scripts and short stories depending on the Category Details.

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