NewsPublished 24 August 2017
Ockham award nominations
The New Zealand Book Awards Trust is now calling for entries for the 2018 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards for New Zealand books published between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017.
About the awards
These annual awards offer four principal prizes: the Poetry Award, the Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize, the Illustrated Non-Fiction Award and the Royal Society Te Apārangi Award for General Non-Fiction.
There are also four Best First Book awards, and a Māori language award for books written entirely in te reo Māori, awarded at the judges’ discretion.
Winners of the Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize win $50,000. Winners of the other three principal category awards each receive $10,000, the Māori language award $10,000, and each of the winners of the four Best First Book awards, $2,500.
Panels of three judges each are selected to judge each of the categories.
Deadlines for 2018 Ockham award nominations
- Titles published between 1 January 2017 and 31 August 2017 must be submitted no later than 5pm on Monday 4 September 2017.
- Entries for titles published between 1 September 2017 and 31 December 2017 open on 5 September and close at 5pm on Thursday 5 October 2017.