How to enter

    Online submissions for the 2021 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards, for New Zealand books published between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020, have now closed.

    Any queries about entries for the 2021 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards should be directed to the Awards Administrator: awards@nzbookawards.org.nz

    The 2021 longlist will be announced on 28 January 2021 and the shortlist on 4 March. The 2021 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards ceremony will be held in Auckland mid-May, in collaboration with the Auckland Writers Festival.

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