Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Venue and Date Announced for 2016 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults
The charming Circa Theatre on Wellington’s waterfront will be the venue for the Awards event for the 2016 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. The date is set for 5.30pm on Monday, 8 August.
Entries in the awards close this week (week ending Friday, 26 February), and the judges’ shortlist of 30 titles across six categories will be announced on Tuesday, 7 June.
In the meantime, registrations open soon in the Hell Children’s Choice section of the awards, where the entire entry field is judged by New Zealand children. As well, the Hell Reading Challenge, now linked to the Awards, and which rewards children for reading seven books with free pizza, is also about to get underway.
Invitations to the awards night will be available from mid-June.