The 2016 New Zealand Book Awards will be held in Auckland on May 10 2016, in collaboration with the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival. Submissions open on August 4 2015 for New Zealand books published between 1 June 2014 and 21 December 2015, and close on October 7 2015.
Please note there are two submissions closure dates:
  • For books published between 1 June 2014 and 29 May 2015, submissions close on Monday 7 September.
  • For books published between 30 May 2015 and 21 December 2015, submissions close on Wednesday 7 October.
The 2016 awards submissions documentation (how to enter, eligibility criteria, entry forms and definitions) can be reviewed and downloaded here
FinalNZBA 2016_Entry form Microsoft Word.doc226.5 KB
Entry_pack_2015.pdf1.26 MB