Wednesday, April 04, 2012

CLL WRITERS’ AWARDS 2012



Applications are now open for two $35,000 awards for writers of non-fiction or educational works.

New Zealand writers of non-fiction books are invited to apply for grants worth $35,000 each in this year’s Copyright Licensing Ltd (CLL) Writers’ Awards.

The CLL Writers’ Awards - among the highest monetary prizes for works of non-fiction available in New Zealand - have been running since 2002.  They are financed from copyright licensing revenue received by CLL on behalf of authors and publishers and enable successful applicants to devote time to their specific non-fiction project. 

Awards have been provided to the following winners and a number of works published.  Two to three more works are likely to be published by past winners this year.

Year
Award
Project
Sarah Quigley
2002
$30,000
Charles Brasch biography
Paul Millar
2003
$35,000
No Fretful Sleeper: A Life of Bill Pearson
David Eggleton
2004
$35,000
Contemporary Culture
Lloyd Spencer Davis
2004
$35,000
Looking for Darwin
Rowan Taylor
2005
$35,000
Allan Wilson biography
Jill Trevelyan
2005
$35,000
Rita Angus biography
Judith Dell Panny
2006
$35,000
CK Stead biography
Stevan Eldred-Grigg
2006
$35,000
Diggers, Hatters & Whores (NZ Gold Rush)
Martin Edmond
2007
$35,000
The Zone of the Marvellous
Jeffery Holman
2007
$35,000
Best of Both Worlds
Hazel Riseborough
2008
$35,000
Shear Hard Work
Philip Norman
2008
$35,000
Rise of NZ Composition 1946-2006
Peter Wells
2009
$35,000
The Hungry Heart: The Enquiring Mind
Damien Skinner
2009
$35,000
Maori Carvers in the 20th Century
Steve Braunias
2010
$35,000
New Zealand: The Biography
Christine Cole Catley
2010
$35,000
Getting Ready
Melissa Williams
2011
$35,000
Te Rarawa in the City
Malcolm McKinnon
2011
   $35,000
The 1930s Depression in New Zealand
              
The Board of Copyright Licensing Ltd (made up of authors and publishers) encourages all established writers of non-fiction to consider applying for one of the two awards on offer this year.  It is hoping to encourage applications from writers with interests in the sciences, business, Māori and Pacific studies, the arts and beyond.  Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents and writers of proven merit. 

Applicants must submit details of a project planned or under way to a selection committee. Applications must be received by 5.00pm on Tuesday 26 June 2012The two winners of this year’s awards will be announced at a special ceremony to be held on Thursday 6th September 2012.

Full application details for the CLL Writers’ Awards are available on the website www.copyright.co.nz.

1 comment:

transpressnz said...

It's good to see private enterprise stepping in to make up for the government's lack in the area of history research grants.