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.


WANT TO KNOW WHO WON IN
THE 2019 WORD AWARDS?

Check out our TWA Finalists Page


THE WORD AWARDS 20202020 AWARDS TIMELINE

FOR BOOKS PUBLISHED IN 2019

*Schedule Subject to Change
***Please Note 2020 Changes to Fiction Categories

The Word Awards Committee has decided to combine the Fiction Categories and will separate when a sufficient number of entrants have submitted in a particular category.  Please note your Fiction Category on the Submission Form for any possible Category Breakdowns.

Nov. 15, 2019 THE WORD AWARDS (TWA) OPEN at 12:15pm EST
Facebook Live with Paul Boge; Trifecta Winnner on The Word Guild Facebook Page
Stay Tuned!
Weekly Facebook Lives with previous winners, sponsors & TWG Leadership running throughout the awards.
Friday, January 31st, 2020 ***ONE DEADLINE****FOR ALL CLASSES****
Closes at midnight PST.
Friday,
May 1, 2020
SHORTLISTS ANNOUNCED *LIVE*
On The Castle App from Crossroads Communications.
Emailed out later that day and posted on TWG website.
Wednesday,
May 1, 2020
Specialty awards Judging begins for:
THE WORD AWARDS GRAND PRIZE FOR ‘BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR’ AWARD, HARVEY/MACKEY AWARD & DEBRA FIEGUTH AWARD
June 4-6
June 6th
WRITE CANADA CONFERENCE
(Redeemer University Campus: Hamilton, ON)WINNERS ANNOUNCEDat The 2020 Word Awards Gala.
The Word Awards Gala is being held at Redeemer University Banquet Hall in Hamilton, ON during the 2020 Write Canada Conference, being held at Redeemer University College in Hamilton, ON

JUDGING MARKS

Will be sent out for all entries to The Words Awards via email the last two weeks of June following the Announcement of winners at the annual awards gala.

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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  • UNPUBLISHED WRITING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 :

Review information for entry fees and the fine print before filling out the entry form.
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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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