Have you written or published a book that contributes to the appreciation and understanding of Vancouver's history, character or residents achievements? If so, the 24th annual City Book Award competition is for you. The winning book can be of any genre and will demonstrate excellence in content, illustration, design and/or format. To be eligible, books must be published in 2011 or 2012 and meet the application criteria. All entries must include four copies of the book, a $20 submission fee and a completed entry form. Last year's winner was Michael Christie's The Beggar's Garden. The deadline is May 23. Go to the city's website at vancouver.ca (under the What's New section) for more information.