from wikipedia accessed 7/6/13
The Dayne Ogilvie Prize is a Canadian literary award, presented annually by the Writers' Trust of Canada to an emerging Canadian writer who is part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The award was originally established as the Dayne Ogilvie Grant in memory of Dayne Ogilvie, a book editor, writer, arts manager and former managing editor of Xtra! who died in October 2006, by artist Robin Pacific, and was renamed from a grant to a prize in 2012.
Established in 2007, the CAD4,000 prize is presented for the writer's body of work. It is the only prize of its kind in Canada serving the LGBT community; any self-identifying writer is eligible. To qualify, writers must have published at least one book of fiction or poetry. The winner is selected by an independent jury of three members, and presented annually during Toronto's Pride Week celebrations.
In addition to the primary winner, the award also frequently presents an Honour of Distinction worth CAD500 to one or CAD250 to two additional writers. Authors who are awarded the Honour of Distinction remain eligible for the primary award in future years.
2007 Michael V. Smith
2008 Zoe Whittall Brian Francis, John Miller
2009 Debra Anderson Greg Kearney
2010 Nancy Jo Cullen Lisa Foad, George K. Ilsley
2011 Farzana Doctor Dani Couture, Matthew J. Trafford
2012 Amber Dawn Mariko Tamaki
2013 C. E. Gatchalian Anand Mahadevan, Barry Webster