How to enter

Entries are now open for the 2019 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards, for New Zealand books published between 1 January 2018 and 31 December 2018.

There are two submission dates:

  • For books published between 1 January and 31 August, submissions are now open until 5pm on Monday, 10 September.
  • For books published between 1 September and 31 December, submissions will open on Tuesday, 11 September and close on Wednesday, 24 October.

All entries need to be completed online, via this website. You can view the 2019 Call for Entries pack here.

The 2019 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards ceremony will be held in Auckland on 14 May 2019, in collaboration with the Auckland Writers Festival.

Any further queries about the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards should be directed to the Awards Administrator: awards@nzbookawards.org.nz