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New Zealand Post Book Awards seek judges

16 Sep 2013

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Expressions of interest are welcomed from members of the public interested in selection to the judging panels for the 2014 New Zealand Post Book Awards and the 2014 New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards. 

Five judges will be selected for the New Zealand Post Book Awards, and three judges for the children’s awards. Expressions of interest are welcomed from authors, publishers, academics, reviewers, critics, booksellers, librarians and beyond to judge the country’s premier book awards.

Applications can be completed online at www.nzpostbookawards.co.nz and a brief curriculum vitae should be supplied demonstrating the applicant’s literary experience for the judging role. Applications close at 5pm, Friday 27 September. The judging panel will be selected by the Book Awards Governance Group, comprising stakeholder representatives.  

Te Reo advisors are also sought to judge the Māori Language award, and to advise the judging panel on books submitted in Te Reo in both children’s and senior awards. Fluent speakers of Māori are invited to put their names forward for these additional advisor roles.

The awards are an exciting and prestigious event on the literary calendar, celebrating New Zealand’s finest writers, illustrators and their books. Each year finalists and winners are chosen from over a hundred entrants to celebrate and promote excellence in writing and illustration in New Zealand. Books entered into the awards are judged on the quality of writing, research, illustration, audience appeal, design and production values. 

Publishers will be invited to submit entries for the awards in October.


For more information on the New Zealand Post Book Awards contact:

Amie Lightbourne
(04) 815 8363 

Or visit: www.nzpostbookawards.co.nz