Last Call for 2016 Vancouver Book Award Submissions

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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 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 2016 or 2015 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 on the City’s website at: htpp://

Deadline for entries is Wednesday, May 18, 2016.

An independent jury will choose the winner of the 2016 City of Vancouver Book Award and the $3,000 prize. The award will be presented in October by Mayor Gregor Robertson at the Mayor’s Arts Awards.

Recent past winners include:  Wayde Compton for The Outer Harbour, David Stouck for Arthur Erickson: An Architect’s Life, and Amber Dawn for How Poetry Saved my Life.


If you have any questions about eligibility of your book or to receive a copy of the application form, please contact Kristen Lambertson at 604.873.7921 or

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