The New Zealand Book Awards Trust is now inviting submissions for the 2020 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. These prestigious awards promote excellence in, and provide recognition for, the best books for adult readers published annually in New Zealand. Titles with release dates between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2019 will be considered for the 2020 awards.
There are two submission dates. Publishers are asked to observe the guidelines for sending entries in two tranches, which are in place for ease of sending to judges. Submissions for titles published between 1 January 2019 and 31 August 2019 are now open and will close 5pm on Monday, 9 September.
Online entries for titles published between 1 September 2019 and 31 December 2019 open on Tuesday 10 September and close 5pm on Wednesday 23 October 2019.
For books in the second tranche, bound page proofs will be accepted if books publishing in November and December have not been printed at the time of the online submissions closing. In these cases, finished books must arrive with the Awards Administrator, Ockham New Zealand Book Awards c/- Auckland Writers Festival, Suite 9A Wellesley Centre, 44-52 Wellesley Street, Auckland 1010 no later than no later than 5pm on Monday, 25 November 2019
The judges of the 2020 Ockham New Zealand Book awards will be named later this month. The 2020 awards ceremony will be held in Auckland on 12 May 2020, in collaboration with the Auckland Writers Festival.
All entries must be submitted online at www.nzbookawards.nz and fees paid by credit card via the online submission form.
For any further enquiries, please email Awards Administrator Chris Chan at firstname.lastname@example.org.