Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria

  • Authors must be Ontario residents.
  • The content of the book should be reflective of Ontario, covering historical, regional, cultural or parliamentary aspects of the province.  Special consideration will be given to works focusing on Ontario’s parliamentary heritage and on provincial political discourse.
  • Books must be published for the first time within the last two (2) years.
  • Books must be published by the 2017 application deadline of Friday October 6th, 2017 (2017 applications accepted from August 16th to October 6th, 2017).
  • Reprints, new editions, textbooks, travel guide books, how-to books and manuscripts will not be considered.
  • Submissions will be accepted from both publishers and authors directly.
  • Publishing companies must be based in Ontario.
  • Both English and French submissions are accepted; please note there are no separate categories for language.
  • Books previously submitted are not eligible for consideration.

For more information, please contact bookaward@ola.org or (416) 325-0262.