How to enter

Entries for the 2019 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards, for New Zealand books published between 1 January 2018 and 31 December 2018, will open in early August 2018.

Each year there are two submission dates:

  • For books published between 1 January and 31 August, submissions open in early August and close in early September.
  • For books published between 1 September and 31 December, submissions open in early September and will close in late October.

The call for submissions will be made at the start of August and all entries need to be completed online, via this website. To see if your book is eligible, you can view the 2018 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