Speaker's Book Award

The Speaker’s Book Award recognizes non-fiction 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, and is then featured at the Legislative Assembly Gift Shop and in the Legislative Library.

2019 applications will be accepted online from March 1st to May 15th, 2019. *2019 applications are now closed.