How to enter

The New Zealand Book Awards Trust is now calling for entries for the 2018 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, for New Zealand books published between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018.

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

  • For books published between 1 April 2017and 30 November 2017, submissions are open now, and will close at 5pm on Thursday, 14 December 2017
  • For books published between 1 December 2017 and 31 March 2018, submissions open on 15 December and 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.

The finalists for the 2018 Awards will be announced on Wednesday 6 June 2018, and the awards ceremony will be held in Wellington in August 2018.

To download the Call for Entries pack, please click the link below. Please read this carefully before completing the entry form.

Download 2018 NZCYA Call for Entries pack.pdf

All entries must be completed online, via the form here.

Once you've completed the entry form and online payment, you will receive instructions by email to send 7 copies of each book entered to:

New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

c/o PDL, 2/39 Woodside Avenue, Northcote, Auckland 0627

Any queries about the Awards should be directed to the Awards Administrator at childrensawards@nzbookawards.org.nz, or telephone 09 446 0115.