Barnabas Award

The Barnabas Fellowship is a grant of $250 enabling a member of InScribe to further his or her progress in writing. It is named for Barnabas, a co-worker with the Apostle Paul. His story is found in the book of Acts. Barnabas means “encourager,” which coincides with the purpose of this award. It is awarded at the Fall Conference to one deserving applicant who must be a current member of InScribe Christian Writers’ Fellowship.

Applications for the Barnabas Fellowship grant are accepted each Summer, with a deadline is August 31st of the current year.  

You must be a member to InScribe to apply for this award.  If you desire to take your writing to a new level, winning this award might just be the motivation and ‘encouragement’ to help you achieve your current writing goals. Carefully read the following rules before sending in your application.

See previous winners of the Barnabas Award.

  • Applicants must hold a current year InScribe Christian Writers’ Fellowship membership.
  • The application must be postmarked no later than August 31st for the year of application.
  • Both published and unpublished writers may apply.

Your application must include the following items:

Biography/brief history of your writing experience: describe when you became interested in writing, the progress you have made, courses you have taken, conferences attended, and any other relevant information.
Length: no more than one page.

Curriculum vitae/summary of published writing: include books, magazine articles, poetry, newspaper features, columns, etc. You can include work published in church bulletins and newsletters. If your work has not been published in any form, mark “Never published” on your curriculum vitae.  Length: no more than one page.

Personal essay/explanation of your writing goals and how this award could help you achieve them: you may also describe how God is using your writing ability.
Length: no more than one page.

Tearsheet of a published article/scanned copy is permissible: demonstrating your writing ability. If you have not been published, send 1-3 pages (maximum) of your writing as a sample of your work.

The recipient will not be required to account for their use of this grant but Inscribe asks that the winner respect the stated intention of this award.

Please email your completed package to the Awards Committee. The subject line should read “Barnabas Award Application”
The body of the email should contain your name, address, email address, and phone number. The required items should be attachments in Word document or PDF format.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: midnight of August 31st every year.

Should you prefer to mail your application by Canada Post, please send copies not originals as nothing will be returned to you. Your envelope must be stamped by the post office no later than August 31st.
Address the envelope to:
Awards Committee
Inscribe Christian Writers Fellowship
Box 68025
Edmonton, AB T6C 4N6