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What has winning a book design award meant?

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Kim Dovey from Book Design Ltd tells us

Last year we were lucky enough to have our design for Year 9 Graphics chosen as the Best Book Design for an Educational Book at the PANZ Book Design Awards and the design for Wonky Donkey gained a High Commended Certificate in the Picture Book category.

Apart from being totally gobsmacked , we were totally unprepared for the impact this award would have on our business. We’d received a Highly Commended in 2009 and this had certainly raised our profile, but it was nothing compared with 2010.

I’ve heard publishers say that winning awards doesn’t necessarily increase sales. Being shortlisted might, but not the big event. We found that our business became more reputable over night. It gave us credit, which helped open doors, that we had trouble previously opening.

All these have positively affected our bottom line and have given us the opportunity to grow. With more staff, better servers and more opportunities, almost 12 months later we are prepared to take an even bigger step and open another branch in Auckland.

The best bit though, is being held aloft by your peers. The fantastic comments from designers and illustrators whom we have admired for years, just makes all the hard work seem worthwhile. Design is like most service industries, you are only as good as your last book. But gee, the next great book is what makes us get out of bed each morning. Bring it on!

Thanks so much for PANZ and all the sponsors who make these awards possible for our industry. Here at Book Design, we really appreciate the opportunities you are giving us. 

New Sponsor joins 2011 PANZ Design Awards

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PANZ Book Design Award for Best Typography has a new sponsor, Mary Egan Ltd. A new Associate Member of PANZ, Mary Egan Ltd has taken over the Award sponsorship from Pindar NZ .

Mary Egan’s long experience and considerable expertise in typography makes her company a highly appropriate supporter of the Award.

Awards are made over six categories, with an overall Best Book winner.

The 2011 Awards sponsors are:

Gerard Reid Award for Best Book: Nielsen Book Services

HarperCollins Publishers Award for Best Cover: HarperCollins

Mary Egan Ltd Award for Best Typography: Mary Egan Ltd

Random House New Zealand Award for Best Illustrated Book: Random House

Hachette New Zealand Award for Best Non-illustrated Book: Hachette NZ

Scholastic New Zealand Award for Best Children's Book: Scholastic NZ

Pearson Award for Best Educational Book: Pearson

Awa Press Young Designer of the Year: Awa Press (note: entries for this award close on Friday May 20)

Publishing Awards

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PANZ is a strong supporter of awards that encourage excellence in the publishing industry.

  • The PANZ Book Design Awards
  • The CLNZ Educational Publishing Awards
  • The New Zealand Post Book Awards
  • The New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards

 

The PANZ Book Design Awards

The PANZ Book Design Awards are run by the Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ) to promote excellence in, and provide recognition for, the best book design in New Zealand. The competition is judged in six categories: Best Children's Book, Best Illustrated Book, Best Non-Illustrated Book, Best Educational Book, Best Typography, and Best Cover. A winner for the highly coveted Best Book is chosen from the shortlist. A further award goes to the Young Designer of the Year. … More

 

The CLNZ Educational Publishing Awards

The Copyright Licensing New Zealand Educational Publishing Awards were held for the first time in 2010. They have been established to recognise and reward authors and publishers for excellence in the educational publishing market. Six Awards are given to: Best Book/Series in Primary Publishing, Best Book/Series in Secondary Publishing, Best Book in Higher Education Publishing, Best Book/Series in Te Reo Māori, Best Digital Media Solution and Best Educational Resource or Programme for Export. … More

 

The New Zealand Post Book Awards

NZ Post Book Awards logoThe New Zealand Post Book Awards are New Zealand's premiere literary awards. They celebrate excellence, identifying the very best books written by New Zealanders. Books are judged in four main categories: Poetry, Fiction, Illustrated Non-fiction and General Non-fiction. One Book of the Year is chosen from the finalists in each of these categories. Other awards include the Māori Language Award, Readers’ Choice Award, and NZSA Best First Book Awards.

A significant prize pool sees the overall winner of the Book of the Year Award receiving $15,000. Winners of the four Category Awards each receive $10,000, the Māori Language Award $10,000, Readers’ Choice Award $5,000, and each of the winners of the three NZSA Best First Book Awards, $2,500.

PANZ, along with Booksellers New Zealand and the sponsor New Zealand Post, plays an active role in the management of the New Zealand Post Awards. More information can be found on the Booksellers New Zealand website.

The New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards

NZ Post Children's Book Awards logo

The New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards are presented annually, each May, to promote excellence in children's literature and provide recognition and reward for authors and illustrators of high quality New Zealand books for children and teenagers.

They recognise the best books for children and teenagers published annually in New Zealand. Awards for the New Zealand Post Book Awards are made in four categories: Young Adult Fiction, Junior Fiction, Non-fiction, Picture Book.

PANZ, along with Booksellers New Zealand and the sponsor New Zealand Post, plays an active role in the management of the New Zealand Post Children's Awards. More information can be found on the Booksellers New Zealand website.

CLNZ Educational Publishing Awards

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In association with PANZ

The inaugural Copyright Licensing New Zealand Educational Publishing Awards were held in 2010 and have been established to recognise and reward authors and publishers for excellence in this market.

These awards are now managed by Copyright Licensing New Zealand, in association with PANZ. Please visit: www.copyright.co.nz/Writers-Awards for entry forms and criteria.

Award Details

Six awards are given to:

  • Best Book/Series in Primary Publishing
  • Best Book/Series in Secondary Publishing
  • Best Book in Higher Education Publishing
  • Best Book/Series in Te Reo Māori
  • Best Digital Media Solution
  • Best Educational Resource or Programme for Export

These Awards are an annual event in the publishing industry calendar.

  • Applications are judged by a selection panel of three qualified judges to be appointed by members of the PANZ Council.
  • Applications are not returned.

Winners 2013

VIEW THE 2013 LIST OF WINNERS AND PRESS RELEASE HERE.

Download a copy of CLNZ CEO Paula Browning's speech here.

Winners 2012

VIEW THE 2012 LIST OF WINNERS AND PRESS RELEASE HERE.

Download a copy of the judges' comments on the 2012 entries here.

Download a copy of CLNZ CEO Paula Browning's speech here.

View the 2012 press release and shortlist.

Winners 2011

Best Book in Higher Education

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Teaching Primary School Mathematics and Statistics: Evidence-Based Practice ed. Robin Averill and Roger Harvey, published by NZCER Press

WINNER

Contested Ground Te Whenua I Tohea: The Taranaki Wars 1860–1881 ed. Kelvin Day, published by Huia Publishers

Best Book or Series in Secondary Education

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Ngarimu: Te Tohu Toa by Kawata Teepa, published by Huia Publishers

WINNER

Gamma Mathematics: NCEA Level 1 by David Barton, published by Pearson

Best Book or Series in Primary Education

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Hina ed. Hana Pomare, published by Hana Limited

WINNER

School Journal Part 4 Number 3 2010 and Part 3 Number 3 2010 ed. Susan Paris, published by Learning Media

Best Digital Publishing Solution

WINNER

Sails Shared Interactive published by Pearson

 

Winners 2010

Best Book or Series in Primary Publishing

WINNER

Figure it Out: Statistics in the Media Levels 3+-4 and Levels 4-4+ by Lisa Darragh and Jasmine Hardy, Learning Media

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Nitty Gritty Novels: Series One by Dr Susan Sandretto, Sue Ledington, (Teacher's Resource Book)         

Linda Aksomitis ,Tom Bradley, Gary Cross, Stu Duval, Melaina Faranda, Scot Gardner, John Lockyer,  Alison Lohans, Glynne MacLean, Bill Nagelkerke, Tina Shaw,  Jillian Sullivan (Novels), Pearson

Spelling Under Scrutiny series by Joy Allcock, MJA Publishing

Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies by Sheena Cameron, Pearson

 

Best Book or Series in Secondary Publishing

WINNER

The Nature of Science series by Gary Hunt, Pearson

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Alpha Mathematics (second edition) by David Barton, Pearson

Geography on the Edge: Geography for NCEA Level One by Justin Peat and John Lockyer, Cengage Learning

Level 7 and Level 8 Biology by Tracey Greenwood, Kent Pryor, Richard Allan and Lissa Bainbridge-Smith, Biozone International

 

Best Book in Higher Education Publishing

WINNER

Principles of Law for New Zealand Business Students (fourth edition)by Jeremy Hubbard, Cordelia Thomas and Sally Varnham, Pearson

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Employment Relations in New Zealand (second edition) by Erling Rasmussen, Pearson

Exploring Society: Sociology for New Zealand Students (third edition) by Gregor McLennan, Ruth McManus and Paul Spoonley, Pearson

PANZ Book Design Awards

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The PANZ Book Design Awards are run by the Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ) to promote excellence in, and provide recognition for, the best book design in New Zealand. The competition is judged in seven categories: Best Children's Book, Best Illustrated Book, Best Non-Illustrated Book, Best Educational Book, Best Cookbook, Best Typography, and Best Cover. A winner for the highly coveted Best Book is chosen from the shortlist. A further award goes to the Young Designer of the Year.

Dates for 2014

  • Call for entries: 17 March
  • Entries close: 11 April
  • Shortlist announcement: 13 June
  • Awards night: 17 July

For Criteria and Entry Forms click here.

To view the 2013 winners please visit: www.bookdesignawards.co.nz

To view past winners and other related media please visit www.bookdesignawards.co.nzThe design awards website is specially dedicated to the awards and is an ongoing project of the Whitireia Publishing Diploma students as part of their year's coursework. At this site you can view the past winners and all relevant details about the awards.

www.bookdesignawards.co.nz

All design awards enquiries to: admin@publishers.org.nz