Authors and publishers of books that contribute to the appreciation and understanding of Vancouver’s history, unique character or the achievements of its residents are invited to submit entries for the 24th annual City of Vancouver Book Award.
The winning book can be of any genre and will demonstrate excellence in content, illustration, design, and/or format. To be eligible, books must be published in 2011 or 2012 and meet the application criteria.
All entries must include: four copies of the book, a $20 submission fee, and a completed entry form. Entry forms and guidelines are available from the Cultural Services Department at the Woodward’s Heritage Building, 111 West Hastings Street, Suite 501, or on the City’s website at vancouver.ca/bookaward. Deadline for entries is Wednesday, May 23, 2012.
An independent panel of judges will choose the winner of the $2,000 prize. The short list of finalists will be announced in September, and the award will be presented in October by Mayor Gregor Robertson.
Recent past winners include: Michael Christie for The Beggar’s Garden; Bruce Grenville and Scott Steedman for Visions of British Columbia; Lee Henderson for The Man Game; and Brad Cran and Gillian Jerome for Hope in Shadows.