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Manitoba Book Awards 2020 shortlists

Friday, Apr 17, 2020 at 12:45pm

The finalists for the 2020 Manitoba Book Awards have been announced!

These awards celebrate books written and published by Manitoban authors in the past year.

The COVID-19 pandemic of course means we will have to forego the usual gala celebration, but the winners will still be announced and celebrated online on Friday, May 15, 2020.

Look after the jump for all of this year's finalists...

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Laugh Out Loud! - Winnipeg and Saskatoon Writing Contest Winners

Friday, May 10, 2019 at 1:33pm

Congratulations to this year's award-winning authors of our Grade 5/6 Writing Contest! Thank you to everyone who entered, and I hope you continue to pursue your writing well into the future.

Winnipeg Winners
First Place
"Laugh Out Loud" from Oakenwald School

Second Place
"Our Teacher is an Alien" from Holy Ghost School

Third Place
"The Claw Machine" from West St. Paul School


Saskatoon Winners
First Place
"Emilie and Bob" from a Homeschooler

Second Place
"Laugh out Loud" from Walter Aseltine School

Third Place
"The Accidental Break-In"

Runner Up:
"Sneezing Donkey" from Westmount Community School


A big thank you to our wonderful guest judge, Ted Staunton!

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Contests and Giveaways, Ongoing Kids Events in Saskatoon, Ongoing Kids Events in Winnipeg

29th annual Manitoba Book Awards winners

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 at 11:49am

At an awards gala held in Winnipeg's historic Fort Garry Hotel this past Saturday, the winners of the 29th annual Manitoba Book Awards were announced and celebrated.

The Awards, presented by the Manitoba Writers' Guild and made possible by sponsorships from government funding and many local businesses, honour books published in 2016 that were written by a Manitoba author, made by a Manitoba press, or with a focus on Manitoba content.

Congratulations to all of the winners! See a complete list of them after the jump...

Categories: Awards, Winnipeg, Prairie Writing, Canadian Lit

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INVENTIONS - Winnipeg and Saskatoon Writing Contest Winners

Thursday, Apr 13, 2017 at 5:52pm

Congratulations to this year's award-winning authors of our Grade 5/6 Writing Contest! Thank you to everyone who entered, and I hope you continue to pursue your writing well into the future.

Winnipeg Winners
First Place
"Slow Growers" by Alanis G.

Second Place
"Solving the Riddles of Snow" by Alexa C.

Third Place
"The Switching Machine" by Felix W.


Saskatoon Winners
First Place
"Money Tree" by Jasmine H.

Second Place
"The 4-Stroke Engine and Gas Cars" by Dillan G.

Third Place
"Homeworkanator" by Macy N.


A big thank you to our wonderful guest judge, Larry Verstraete!

Please join us on Thursday, April 27 at 7:00 PM at our Awards Ceremony for a chance to hear our authors read aloud their award-winning entries.

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2017 MYRCA Winner and Honour Books

Thursday, Apr 13, 2017 at 4:42pm

The winner and honour book recipients of the 2017 Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Awards (MYRCA) have offically been announced. 

Congratulations to Allan Stratton for his 2017 MYRCA winning title, The Dogs!

And congratulations to the two 2017 MYRCA Honour winners:
The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands
Minrs by Kevin Sylvester


Stay tuned for the 2018 MYRCA list, to be announced soon. For information about the Fall award ceremony, please visit the MYRCA website at MYRCA.ca

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