How to enter

The New Zealand Book Awards Trust will call for entries for the 2017 New Zealand Book Awards For Children and Young Adults on 28 November 2016, for New Zealand books published between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017.

The 2017 New Zealand Book Awards For Children and Young Adults event will be held in Wellington in August 2017.

Please note that there are two submission deadlnes. Please send your entries in these two tranches for ease of sending to the judges.

  • For books published between 1 April 2016 and 30 November 2016, submissions close at 5pm on Wednesday, 14 December 2016
  • For books published between 1 December 2016 and 31 March 2017, submissions close at 5pm on Friday, 24 February 2017

For books in the second tranche, bound page proofs will be accepted where books are not yet printed: finished books must arrive with the Awards Administrator by 5pm on Friday, 31 March 2017.

To download the Call for Entries pack, please click the link below.

New Zealand Book Awards For Children and Young Adults Call for Entries Pack

Any queries about the Awards should be directed to the Awards Administrator childrensawards@nzbookawards.org.nz