Get Involved

The BC Book Prizes invites you to support and help celebrate the best of BC writing and publishing:

» Be a Sponsor
» Become a Member
» Make a Donation
» Volunteer

Be a Sponsor

Sponsor an Award

As an Award Category Sponsor, attach your name to one of the prizes to be awarded at the gala dinner as well as receive recognition on various promotional materials. As a sponsor you are supporting an important and vital literary tradition in British Columbia that celebrates and promotes local authors.

Support BC Book Prizes On Tour

By bringing finalist authors to bookstores, libraries and public schools, together we will encourage the development of the literary arts in British Columbia and promote interaction among authors, young people and the general public. Sponsors of the BC Book Prizes tour will enjoy recognition before, at and between events in several locations across BC.


As part of the BC Book Prizes On Tour, we invite you to leave a lasting, tangible legacy of authors’ visits to each school by donating a complete library of the BC Book Prize finalist books. Sponsors can enjoy meeting their sponsored school face-to-face, having company recognition on book plates, name recognition during the gala and more. [Find out more.]

For details about any of the above sponsorship opportunities or to have a pdf of our sponsorship booklet sent to you, contact Sean Cranbury.

Become a Member

You can become a member of the West Coast Book Prize Society at any time of year. Just mail in a cheque for $20.00 along with your filled in Membership Form, or click here to pay online. Members are eligible to vote at the Annual General Meeting, are added to our email alerts list, and receive Gala tickets at a discounted price.

Make a Donation

We welcome monetary donations of all sizes year-round. Just mail in your donation with your completed Donation Form. We also welcome in-kind donations. From electronic equipment to courier services to gift certificates for our silent auction, if you have something to share with us, we’d love to hear from you.

The BC Book Prizes, established in 1985, celebrate the achievements of British Columbia writers and publishers. The Prizes are administered and awarded by members of the West Coast Book Prize Society, a non-profit society that represents all facets of the publishing and writing community.


Before, during, behind-the-scenes or out-in-front, we can use your help! Call us if any of the following look like something you’d like to do:

  • Administrative Support: Database updates, envelope stuffing, telephones, and the like.
  • Distribution Program: Help organize the preparation and delivery of posters, bookmarks and more to the schools, libraries and bookstores.
  • Event Production: Assist the set-up, operation and tear-down of public events like the annual BC Book Prize Soiree.
  • Other: Work that defies categorization. Please call us with any special skills or interests you have (eg: photography, computers, videography, you name it!). We’ll do our best to match you to a suitable event or task.

If you are interested in volunteering for the BC & Yukon Book Prizes, please email us at