The award celebrates books that make significant contributions to the historical literature of British Columbia
(British Columbia, March 2016) The British Columbia Historical Federation is pleased to announce the shortlist for the Annual Historical Writing Competition. Congratulations to all the finalists.
The Honourable Judith Guichon, OBC, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia will present the BC Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Historical Writing together with $2,500 to the author whose book makes the most significant contribution to the historical literature of British Columbia. The 2nd place winner will receive $1,500 and 3rd place, $500. A book will also be awarded the Community History Award. Certificates of Honourable Mention may be awarded to other books as recommended by the judges.
The winners will be announced at the British Columbia Historical Federation Conference Book Awards Reception on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at the Revelstoke Mountain Resort in Revelstoke, BC. Tickets are on sale now.
Carlo Gentile, Gold Rush Photographer, 1863-1866 by Ronald A. Greene (Greene Frogge Press)
Ferries & Fjords: The History of Indian Arm by Ralph Drew (self-published)
Homesteading and Stump Farming on the West Coast 1880-1930; Powell River, Lund, Stillwater & Mysterious Horseshoe Valley by Barbara Ann Lambert (Friesen Press)
The Life and Art of Jack Akroyd by Peter Busby (Mother Tongue Publishing)
Our Whole Bamfield Saga: Pioneer Life on Vancouver Island’s West Coast by Judith Phillips (Bamfield Historical Society)
Soviet Princeton: Slim Evans and the 1932-33 Miners’ Strike by Jon Bartlett and Rika Ruebsaat (New Star Books)
Watershed Moments: A Pictorial History of Courtenay and District by Christine Dickinson, Deborah Griffiths, Judy Hagen & Catherine Siba (Harbour Publishing)