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


PM's Awards for Literary Achievement Nominations


Date: 5th April 2006

Creative New Zealand seeks nominations for Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement 2006

Readers, writers, other individuals, groups 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 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement 2006.

Worth $60,000 each, the annual Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement recognise writers who have made a significant contribution to New Zealand literature. They are administered by Creative New Zealand.

Prime Minister Helen Clark presented the 2005 Awards at a special ceremony last December to three leading New Zealand writers: children’s writer Margaret Mahy (Banks Peninsula) for fiction; Alistair Te Ariki Campbell (Pukerua Bay) for poetry; and Philip Temple (Dunedin) for non-fiction.

Peter Biggs, Chair of Creative New Zealand, says this is a chance for people to nominate outstanding New Zealand poets, fiction writers and non-fiction writers whose work they admire.

“By nominating writers worthy of this honour, you will be ensuring that your choice will be considered in the selection process,” Mr Biggs said.

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.

Nominated writers must be New Zealand citizens or resident in New Zealand. They should have written a body of work that has received national acclaim and/or international recognition.

Nominations will be assessed by an expert literary panel.

Nomination close at 5pm on Wednesday 31 May and 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). You can also download the nomination forms from the resources section of the Creative New Zealand website ( Alternatively, simply email your nominations to Creative New Zealand (, including a brief statement about why you have nominated the writer/s.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


NZ On Air TV Funding: More Comedy Comes Out Of The Shadows

Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their highly acclaimed feature film What We Do In The Shadows. More>>


Mars News: Winners Announced For The 2016 Apra Silver Scroll Awards

Wellington singer-songwriter and internationally acclaimed musician Thomas Oliver has won the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award with his captivating love song ‘If I Move To Mars’. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Salt River Songs by Sam Hunt

Colin Hogg, a longtime comrade of Sam, writes in his Introduction that, ‘There is a lot of death in this collection of new poems by my friend Sam Hunt. It’s easier to count the poems here that don’t deal with the great destroyer than it is to point to the ones that do.’ More>>

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news