Welcome! The Word Awards (TWA) for 2023 are now open!
- The deadline for most submissions is March 31, 2023 (midnight).
- The deadline for the Wendy Elaine Nelles Award is May 31, 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
The Word Awards has three main categories of awards:
- Awards for UNPUBLISHED works or writers
- Awards for PUBLISHED works or writers
- SPECIALTY Awards
Click on the links above to find entry forms, specific submission guidelines, and other important information.
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.
Are you an expert in your field? Every year, volunteer judges help make The Word Awards a success. Are you called to serve in this way?
- Find out more about becoming a judge.
- Apply to be a judge in this year’s awards.
- Log in to The Judges’ Chambers.
Keep in touch
All information about The Word Awards is sent out by email. Join our mailing list to get important information and the latest updates.