SPECIALTY Awards

The Leslie K. Tarr Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Recognizes a major career contribution to Christian writing and publishing in Canada
  • Prize: Certificate, Specially Designed Glass Award, $500 Cash Award
  • How to apply: nominate a suitable candidate at any time of the year (March 31 deadline does not apply)
  • Submission Form: nomination form
  • Read more here.

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The Wendy Elaine Nelles Award

  • Recognizes Post-secondary students enrolled in Journalism, Literature, Media, and Communications programs
  • Prize: Certificate, $750 Cash Award
  • How to apply: Fill out  an application and provide a reference letter
  • Submission Form: Download Application Form (The form will appear in your Downloads folder)
  • Deadline: May 31
  • Read more here.

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The Harvey/Mackey Award

  • Celebrates the best of Canada’s up-and-coming Christian journalists, recognizing and encouraging excellence in journalism from a Christian worldview.
  • Prize: Certificate, Specially Designed Glass Award, $250 Cash Award
  • How to apply: indicate eligibility with a contest entry of a published journalistic piece
  • Submission form: Submission Form – Published Works
  • Read more here.

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The Debra Fieguth Social Justice Award

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The Best Book Prize

This is Canada’s largest literary prize for Canadian writers who are Christian.

  • Recognizes the best Canadian books published (fiction and non-fiction) in the previous year.
  • NEW: in 2022, there will be a Best Fiction Book and a Best Non-Fiction Book named.
  • Prize: Certificate, Specially Designed Glass Award, Cash Award
  • How to apply: automatically entered with any contest entry of a published book
  • Submission form: Submission Form – Published Works
  • Read more here.

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Cowlick Studios Best Book Cover Award

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Best New Canadian Author for First Time Authors

  • Recognizes the best author of that year’s published books.
  • Prize: Certificate, Specially Designed Glass Award
  • How to apply: indicate eligibility with contest entry of published book
  • Submission form: Submission Form – Published Works
  • Read more here.

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Best Blog of The Year Award

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Best Song Lyrics Award

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Indigenous Writer of the Year

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Writer of Colour Award

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Les Prix des Mots

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