How to enter

The New Zealand Book Awards Trust will call for entries for the 2018 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards on 1 August 2017, for New Zealand books published between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017.

The 2018 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards event will be held in Auckland on 15 May 2018, in collaboration with the Auckland Writers Festival.

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

  • For books published between 1 January 2017 and 31 August 2017, submissions close at 5pm on Monday, 4 September 2017
  • For books published between 1 September 2017 and 31 December 2017, submissions close at 5pm on Thursday, 5 October 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 Thursday, 2 November 2017.

Any queries about the Awards should be directed to the Awards Administrator

awards@nzbookawards.org.nz