This award recognizes a major career contribution to Christian writing and publishing in Canada.
Leslie K. Tarr
Named in honour of its first recipient, the late Leslie K. Tarr. Leslie K. Tarr; seminary professor, pastor, and journalist was one of the first editors of Faith Today, former Canadian Director of the Decision magazine, and a prolific contributor to a wide variety of secular and Christian publications.
The Reverend Tarr also authored biography, Shields of Canada, and despite disability and many years of painful illness, Les Tarr was a much-published and respected writer who remains an inspiration to us all.
– Canadian Citizen
– Affirms The Apostles Creed
– Demonstrated excellence in his or her own writing;
– Contributed to the development of Christian writing and writers in Canada;
– Helped position the church in Canadian society, leading to better understanding of Christianity.
*Candidates must meet all criteria.
The Tarr Award was created and administered from 1988 to 2001 by Faith Today magazine and its publisher, The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada. The Word Guild assumed responsibility for administering the Tarr Award in 2002. Beginning in 2004, the engraved plaque was augmented with a cash prize. The Tarr Award was sponsored from 2005-20 by Tyndale University College and Seminary, Toronto.
If you would like to nominate someone for this award, please send a letter indicating who you are nominating and giving details why/how you feel this person meets the requirements. your letter should also include brief background information about yourself and your relationship, if any, to the person you are nominating. Feel free to enclose any supporting documentation, such as clippings, reviews, the nominee‘s CV, etc. Nominations are not restricted to members of The Word Guild.
Nominations may be submitted at any time for consideration for future awards.
Complete the Online Nomination Form and send any additional information as required above to:
Tarr Award, The Word Guild, Box 77001, Markham ON L3P 0C8