Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

2003 PM's Awards for Literary Achievement


MEDIA RELEASE


To: Arts Reporters/Literary Editors

Date: 16 April 2003

No of pages: 2

2003 Prime Minister’s Awards
for Literary Achievement
Creative New Zealand calls for nominations

Readers, writers, other individuals and organisations are invited to nominate their choice of an outstanding New Zealand writer in the genres of poetry, fiction and non-fiction for the inaugural 2003 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement.

Aimed at New Zealand writers who have made a significant contribution to New Zealand literature, the Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement offer three awards - poetry, fiction, non-fiction - worth $60,000 each.

Fiction includes the categories of novel, short story, play, children’s fiction and scriptwriting. For non-fiction, there is no restriction in the subject matter and the quality of work is the main determinant.

The annual Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement, the result of additional funding to the literary sector announced by the Government in May 2002, are administered by Creative New Zealand.

Peter Biggs, Chair of Creative New Zealand, says that New Zealanders are renowned for their love of books and reading.

“These awards are a chance for people to put forward the names of outstanding New Zealand poets, fiction writers and non-fiction writers whose words and works have touched their lives,” he says. “For the recipients, the awards will provide recognition of their tremendous contribution to New Zealand’s literary canon.”

The nominated writers must be New Zealanders by birth or registration and should have written a body of work that has received nationwide acclaim. Nominations, which close at 5pm, Friday 23 May 2003, will be assessed by an expert literary panel and its recommendations will be forwarded to the Council of Creative New Zealand for approval.
The 2003 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement will be announced at a special ceremony in late 2003.

Nomination forms are available from any of Creative New Zealand’s offices (Auckland Tel: 09-373 3066; Christchurch Tel: 03-366 2072 Wellington Tel: 04-473 0880). From Thursday 17 April, you can also download the nomination forms from the Resources section of Creative New Zealand’s website (www.creativenz.govt.nz). Alternatively, you can contact Danielle Tolson at Creative New Zealand (Tel: 04-473 0184 Email: daniellet@creativenz.govt.nz) for more information.


ends


For more information please contact:
Undine Marshfield
Media and Communications Adviser
Creative New Zealand
Tel: 04-498 0725

Iona McNaughton
Writer/Editor
Creative New Zealand
Tel: 04-498 0715


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Legendary Bassist David Friesen Plays Wellington’s Newest Jazz Venue

Friesen is touring New Zealand to promote his latest album Another Time, Another Place, recorded live at Auckland's Creative Jazz Club in 2015. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Father - Descending Into The Depths of Dementia

Florian Zeller's dazzling drama The Father explores the effects of a deeply unsettling illness that affects 62,000 Kiwis, a number expected to grow to 102,000 by 2030. More>>


Howard Davis Review: Blade Runner Redivivus

When Ridley Scott's innovative, neo-noir, sci-fi flick Blade Runner was originally released in 1982, at a cost of over $45 million, it was a commercial bomb. More>>

14-21 October: New Zealand Improv Festival In Wellington

Imagined curses, Shibuya’s traffic, the apocalypse, and motherhood have little in common, but all these and more serve as inspiration for the eclectic improvised offerings coming to BATS Theatre this October for the annual New Zealand Improv Festival. More>>

ALSO:

Bird Of The Year Off To A Flying Start

The competition asks New Zealanders to vote for their favourite bird in the hopes of raising awareness of the threats they face. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books:
Jenny Abrahamson's John & Charles Enys: Castle Hill Runholders, 1864-1891

This volume will be of interest to a range of readers interested in the South Island high country, New Zealand’s natural environment, and the history of science. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION