Historical Writing Competition Winners Announced

Historical Writing Competition Winners Announced

The BCHF Historical Writing Competition celebrates books that make significant contributions to the historical literature of British Columbia.

The British Columbia Historical Federation (BCHF) is pleased to announce the winners for the Annual Historical Writing Competition. The prizes were awarded on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at the Revelstoke Mountain Resort in Revelstoke, BC at the BCHF Annual Conference. Congratulations to all the winners.

The Lieutenant-Governor’s Medal for Historical Writing 2015

The Honourable Judith Guichon, OBC, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia presented the BC Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for historical writing and $2,500 to Ronald A. Greene for Carlo Gentile, Gold Rush Photographer, 1863-1866 by Ronald A. Greene (Greene Frogge Press)

2nd prize, $1500. Ferries & Fjords: The History of Indian Arm by Ralph Drew (self-published).

3rd prize, $500. Watershed Moments: A Pictorial History of Courtenay and District by Christine Dickinson, Deborah Griffiths, Judy Hagen & Catherine Siba (Harbour Publishing).

Honourable mentions (alphabetical)

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)

Soviet Princeton: Slim Evans and the 1932-33 Miners’ Strike by Jon Bartlett and Rika Ruebsaat (New Star Books)

Community History Award

Local and community history often provides the most sought-after information by historians researching a particular area. This is where the trivia and the stories can be found, not to mention the skeletons! The Community History Award was instituted to ensure these histories are recognized.

Our Whole Bamfield Saga: Pioneer Life on Vancouver Island’s West Coast by Judith Phillips (Bamfield Historical Society)

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