How to Enter the BCHF Historical Writing Competition

To be eligible for the BCHF Historical Writing Competition, submissions including books, must be received by December 31 of the year in which the book was published. Please use the form on this page to make a submission. Our committee with then follow up and provide you with instructions on how to mail your books to us.

Submission Requirements

To enter the competition, please fill out the form on this page, or send an email to Second Vice President Maurice Guibord: (vp2 @ bchistory.ca). The letter must contain the following:

  • Title of the book submitted
  • Author’s name and contact information
  • Publisher’s name and contact information
  • Selling price

Authors/Publishers are required to submit three copies of their book. Books entered become the property of the British Columbia Historical Federation. The Historical Writing Awards Chairperson will provide entrants with mailing instructions.

NOTE: By submitting books for this competition, the authors agree that the British Columbia Historical Federation may use their name(s) in press releases and in its publications.

Eligibility

The book must be about BC history and be published within the competition year.

  • Non-fiction books representing any aspect of BC history are eligible.
  • Reprints or revisions of books are NOT eligible
  • Books may be submitted by authors or publishers.

Deadline for submission is December 31 of the year in which the book was published.

Judging Criteria

Judges are looking for quality presentations and fresh material. Submissions will be evaluated in the following areas:

  • Scholarship: quality of research and documentation, comprehensiveness, objectivity and accuracy
    • Presentation: organization, clarity, illustrations and graphics
    • Accessibility: readability and audience appeal

Publicity

All winners are presented annually at the Award’s Banquet at the Federation’s annual spring conference. The winners are announced after the presentation through media channels.

Make a BC Historical Writing Submission:

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Title of book submitted (required)

Author's name (required)

Author's email (required)

Author's phone

Publisher's name (required)

Publisher's email (required)

Publisher's phone

Book selling price (required)

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