The Willow Awards Celebrate 20 Years! – an Interview on CBC Radio

CBC Radio featured the Willow Awards on Saskatchewan Weekend hosted by Shauna Powers. She spoke with Willow Awards president, Erin Walton and Grade 6 teacher Darla Zimbaluk about the importance of the awards in the reading lives of children and youth in our province. This year is our 20th anniversary!

Listen to the interview by clicking here…

Chief Little Pine School in Paynton Wins Zoom Visit! 

Congratulations to the students and staff at Chief Little Pine School in Paynton, Saskatchewan who are the recipients of a zoom visit with 20th Anniversary author Mike Stewart, for Snow Award finalist Heart Sister! Enjoy your visit!






There is still time to enter to win a zoom reading with January’s Shining Willow 20th Anniversary authors, the Fan brothers for The Barnabus Project!

A huge thank you to all of the authors who have donated their time for our Anniversary contests!

Click here to find the entry form…

Willow 20th Anniversary Author Contest

To join in  our 20th anniversary celebrations, you can enter two contests running throughout the coming school year. The 20th Anniversary Willow Author Contest  is one of these exciting opportunities.  The Willow Awards has teamed up with a number of 2021 Shining, Diamond and Snow author finalists to provide you with the chance to win a virtual visit or reading with one of the featured authors. 

Each month a different finalist author is featured. Which one would your students love to meet and visit with?

Read for more details about the 20th Anniversary Willow Author Contest.

Willow 20th Anniversary All-Star Contest

The Willow Awards is celebrating 20 years of promoting Canadian literature to children and youth across the province! To help commemorate this special milestone, there will be two contests running throughout the coming school year. The Willow All-Star Contest is one of these exciting opportunities.

Sixty books have won the Willow Award since the Willow began! How many can you find in your library?

Read for more details about the Willow All-Star Contest…


20th Anniversary Gala Host!

We are pleased to announce that Regent Place Public Library in Regina will be the host of the 20th Anniversary Gala in the spring of 2022!

Public libraries across our province have been an important promoter of the Willow Awards since we began. Staff members have served on a number of committees since our inception, have purchased the Willow finalists for their patrons to enjoy and promoted them through programming and displays. We appreciate all of their past efforts and look forward to their involvement and partnership with local schools in this new way!




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Entry deadline for zoom reading with the Fan brothers, Shining Award finalist for The Barnabus Project