Speaker's Book Award

About the Award

The Speaker’s Book Award recognizes works by Ontario authors reflecting the diverse culture and rich history of the province and of its residents. Topics include the history of the province and its many communities; prominent figures in Ontario from various fields including, but not limited to, politics, culture, arts, education and business; the history and achievements of women and minorities in Ontario; and the development of Ontario’s parliamentary system. Submissions are welcomed in either English or French.

Special consideration is given to works focusing on Ontario’s parliamentary heritage and on provincial political discourse.

The winning book is announced at an annual awards reception held at the Ontario Legislature each spring, and is then featured at the Legislative Assembly Gift Shop and in the Legislative Library.

Please note that the 2017 application period (August 16th to October 6th, 2017) is now closed.