Entries being accepted for The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize
Entries are now being accepted for The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize, one of many Calgary Awards that recognizes outstanding achievements and contributions by individuals and organizations in the community.
Details on The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize submission process are available by visiting www.writersguild.ab.ca or calling 1-800-665-5354. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, December 31, 2014.
The City of Calgary established the W.O. Mitchell Book Prize in honour of the late Calgary writer W.O. Mitchell to recognize literary achievement by Calgary authors. A $5000 prize is awarded each year for an outstanding book published in the award year. The 2013 recipient was Tyler Trafford for the book titled, Almost a Great Escape: A Found Story.
A short-list of authors and the book prize will be announced in the spring of 2015.
The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize is administered through a partnership between The City of Calgary and the Writers Guild of Alberta.
The City of Calgary established the Calgary Awards in 1994 to celebrate and recognize outstanding achievements and contributions made by Calgarians. Each year, individuals, corporations, community groups, schools and organizations are nominated in 17 award categories. The deadline for nominations for the remainder of the Calgary Awards is February 27, 2015. Watch for announcements on the Calgary Awards and this year’s award categories in early December 2014 at calgary.ca/calgaryawards.