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

 


BNZ Literary Awards calling all aspiring writers

BNZ Literary Awards calling all aspiring writers

BNZ is putting out the call for New Zealand’s best published, novice, student and short story writers, as the BNZ Literary Awards entries open for 2014.

With a 56 year history and a $10,000 grand prize, the country’s preeminent short story awards continue to boom. 2013 was the most successful year in the award’s history with a 20% increase in entries across all four categories from the previous year.

BNZ executive team member, Andy Symons says, “For over half a century now, BNZ has been supporting literature and the arts in New Zealand. Every year we are encouraged and impressed by the depth of talent we have in New Zealand. So many of our past winners have gone on to become some of the country’s most well know authors and key figures in the literary world confirming the importance of events and competitions like this.”

The judges for this year’s competition include Charlotte Grimshaw who will be judging the Katherine Mansfield award, Pip Adams judging the Novice Writer category, Elizabeth Know judging the Young Writers category, and Graham Beattie returning for a fourth year as judge of the Short Short story category. Charlotte Grimshaw also won the Katherine Mansfield award herself in 2006.

Prizes for each category are:
BNZ Katherine Mansfield Award - $10,000 prize money
BNZ Novice Writer Award- for unpublished writers - $1,500 prize money
BNZ Young Writer Award - for writers who are at secondary school - $1,500 for the student and $2000 for the winner's school.
BNZ Short Short Story Award - $500 prize money

Entries are now open and close June 30 2014. Applicants can enter the three main categories via BNZ’s website, www.bnz.co.nz/ literaryawards. Entries for the Short Short story can enter via the bank’s facebook page, www.bnz.co/bnzstoryart.

The winners will be announced later this year in September in an awards ceremony in Wellington.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

NZ on Air: More Funding For TV Captions To Increase Access

More funding for TV captions to increase access NZ On Air has increased funding to provide more captions and audio description on television programmes for the hearing and sight impaired. More>>

Music: So Laid Back Country China Album Release

On Friday night, So Laid Back Country China held a gig at Meow for the release of their new album With Knees of Honey in Goodbye Canyon. I briefly spoke with Harriet lead vocals, keyboard) and Michael (lead vocals, guitar) before the gig More>>

Art: Wellington Region Celebrates Matariki

Eight Wellington museums and galleries have joined forces to present a major programme of exhibitions and events to celebrate Matariki 2015, the Māori New Year. The Wellington Matariki Festival will host more than 60 free events and activities between Saturday ... More>>

Wellington: TEDxWellingtonWomen Speakers Unveiled

The lineup is announced today for the highly anticipated upcoming event TEDxWellingtonWomen. Speakers include local women and men who have lived extraordinary lives and have ideas worth spreading. More>>

Culture: RNZB Showcases NZ Artists With Two World Premieres

The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s mixed bill Salute - Remembering WW1 which opens on 22 May will showcase the talents of New Zealand artists working at the top of their field. More>>


Books: Witi Ihimaera To Address ‘State Of NZ Literature’at Festival

6 May 2015 MEDIA RELEASE Witi Ihimaera to Address ‘State of NZ Literature’ at Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival The New Zealand Book Council has chosen the 2015 Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival as the stage for its annual address, which ... More>>

Culture: Historic Māori Portraits Travel To The Czech Republic

Image credit: Gottfried Lindauer, Wahanui Reihana Te Huatare, oil on canvas, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr H E Partridge, 1915 More>>

Art: Something Felt, Something Shared - Enjoy

Gabrielle Amodeo, Ruby Joy Eade, Clare McLean, Kalya Ward Curated by Emma Ng May 7 – 30, 2015 Opening: Wednesday May 6, 5.30pm Strange frequencies are channelled through personal narratives and poetic placeholders in Something felt, something ... More>>

Culture: Pukeahu Park ANZAC Day Commemoration 2015

Pukeahu Park ANZAC Day Commemoration 2015 Images from New Zealand Defence Force Click for big version A bugler plays The Last Post Click for big version A View from the top of the Carillion Click for big version Faces old and young Click for big ... More>>

Television: MediaWorks Announces Dancing With The Stars Hosts

MediaWorks and BBC Worldwide ANZ are delighted to announce host Dominic Bowden alongside co-host Sharyn Casey for the hit series Dancing with the Stars. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news