CBC Nonfiction Prize

Becky Blake is the winner of the 2017 CBC Nonfiction Prize for Trust Exercise. The 2018 CBC Nonfiction Prize will open in January.

Becky Blake is the winner of the 2017 CBC Nonfiction Prize for "Trust Exercise".

As the winner, Blake will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, attend a 10-day writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and have her story published on CBC Books and in Air Canada enRoute magazine. You can read "Trust Exercise" here.

Four other writers made the shortlist. They are:

As finalist, they will each receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and have their story published on CBC Books.

The shortlist and winner was selected by the 2017 jury, comprised of Carmen Aguirre, Dave Bidini & Charlotte Gray. 

The longlist was selected by a team of readers comprised of Canadian writers and editors.

Submissions for the 2018 prize will open in January 2018.

RULES & REGULATIONS | FAQ

WHAT: Submit your original, unpublished works of nonfiction between 1200 and 1800 words.

WHEN: The competition is open for submissions from Jan. 1 to Feb. 28, 2018.

WHO: All Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

HOW: While the competition is active, submit online or submit by mail by downloading the offline submission form. A fee of $25.00 (taxes included) for administration purposes is required for each entry.

WHAT YOU CAN WIN: The winner receives $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, will have their story published on CBC Books and will have the opportunity to attend a 10-day writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Four finalists will each receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and have their story published on CBC Books.

WHAT YOU CAN WRITE: You can submit memoir, biography, humour writing, essay (including personal essay), travel writing and feature articles between 1200 and 1800 words.