How to enter

Entries into the 2021 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, for New Zealand books published between 1 April 2020 and 31 March 2021, have now closed.

Any queries about entries for the 2021 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults should be directed to the Awards Administrator at childrensawards@nzbookawards.org.nz.

The finalists for the 2021 Awards will be announced on Thursday 10 June 2021, and the winners will be announced at an awards ceremony to be held in Wellington on 11 August 2021.

If you would like to find out more about how to enter books to future awards, or to see if a book publishing later in 2021 will be eligible for the 2022 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, you can view the 2021 Call for Entries pack here.