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.


The 2020 Word Awards Celebration

2020 Word Awards Celebration

LIVE with Sherry Stahl, Awards Coordinator & Joe Amaral

Watch the Recorded Show on TWA Facebook Page & The Word Guild YouTube Channel

DOWNLOAD THE CELEBRATION PROGRAM –> HERE
DOWNLOAD THE SHORT LIST –> HERE
DOWNLOAD THE WINNER’S LIST –> HERE2020 Sponsors Image


WANT TO KNOW WHO WON IN THE 2019 WORD AWARDS?

Check out our TWA Finalists Page


2021 AWARDS TIMELINE

FOR BOOKS PUBLISHED IN 2020

*Schedule Subject to Change

November 2020 THE WORD AWARDS (TWA) OPEN at 12:15pm EST
January 31st, 2021 ***ONE DEADLINE****FOR ALL CLASSES****
Closes at midnight PST.
May 1, 2020 SHORT LIST SHOW ANNOUNCED *LIVE*
Emailed out later that day and posted on TWG website.
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  2020 WINNERS ANNOUNCED at The 2021 Word Awards Celebration or Gala which will stream live from sea to shining sea! Stay Tuned for more Details

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  • UNPUBLISHED WRITING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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2016 Award Winners View all the Word Awards winners from last year. View Winners >
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2019 Award Winners View all the Word Awards winners from this year. View Winners >

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