Hamilton Lit Awards

The Hamilton Lit Awards are administered by the Hamilton & Region Arts Council (HARAC). There are eight categories for the awards including best Children’s Book. For the past few years, the children’s book category has been sponsored by Explora-Toy. Guidelines for submissions are as follows: books must be published in previous calendar year and currently in print, authors must be 16 years or older and currently residing in Hamilton and/or surrounding region. Children’s books may be in either English or French. The winners of the annual Literary Awards are announced at an awards Gala each November.

DETAILS

Administered By
Hamilton & Region Arts Council (HARAC)

Scope
local

Website
Link

Contact Us
Lawson Hunter Program/Development Officer Hamilton & Region Arts Council 2 King Street West Hamilton, ON L8P 1A1 Tel: 905.529.9485 lawson@artshamilton.ca

Status
Active

Awards Recipients


Year Detail Recipient
2002 Explora-Toy Award for Best Book of the Year Gillian Chan, The Carved Box. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2001.
2001 Explora-Toy Award for Best Children’s Novel Sylvia McNicoll, Caught in a Lie. Markham, ON: Scholastic Canada, 2000.
1996 Explora-Toy Award for Best Children’s Novel Gillian Chan, Glory days and other stories. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 1996.
1995 Explora-Toy Award for Best Children’s Novel Gillian Chan, Golden girl and other stories. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 1994.