"So I thought, why don't we do a competition? And so we did. And that was the beginning of its history."
- Bob Weaver, creator of the CBC Literary Awards
"I'm personally convinced that I would never have become a writer had it not been for the encouragement of the CBC. How important it is to get that first boost."
- Carol Shields (in 1985)
"Writers love this competition because entries are read without the authors' names and judged blind, on the merits of the writing alone.
This unique literary competition .