How to enter

The New Zealand Book Awards Trust will call for entries for the 2018 New Zealand Book Awards For Children and Young Adults on 30 November 2017, for New Zealand books published between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018.

The 2018 New Zealand Book Awards For Children and Young Adults event will be held in Wellington in August 2018.

Please note that there are two submission deadlines. You will be asked to send your entries in these two tranches for ease of sending to the judges.

  • For books published between 1 April 2017 and 30 November 2017, submissions will close at 5pm on Thursday, 14 December 2017
  • For books published between 1 December 2017 and 31 March 2018, submissions will close at 5pm on Friday, 23 February 2018

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, 30 March 2018.

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