NZ Book Industry Awards 2021

Entries are now open for you to submit your nomination to win an award at the prestigious 2021 New Zealand Book Industry Awards.

Please find the entry form and information on each of the awards: 

Please note every entry made must include the entry form at front of the file.

The awards will be presented at the Park Hyatt hotel in Auckland from 6.30pm, Saturday 21 August 2021.

In addition to the above seven judged categories, there will be a Lifetime Achievement Award presented to a recipient chosen by agreement between the Boards of PANZ and Booksellers Aotearoa NZ.

This year there will also be a Booksellers’ Choice Award, for a book of the year voted by Booksellers’ members. We are looking for the New Zealand book that has made the most impact over the period 1 April 2020 – 31 March 2021. Nominate the book that has sparked passionate discussions at your book clubs, provided the most opportunity for connection with customers when handselling, been read and reviewed by your staff, and whose words have extended into your wider communities. Email with your nominations, with 2021 Booksellers’ Choice Award in the subject line.

Entries are open to all Publishers and Booksellers, and you can also nominate someone who you think should be a winner in any of these categories.  Send your completed entry forms to by midnight on Friday 9th July. 

Register for the Booksellers Aotearoa NZ Conference (Park Hyatt, Auckland on 21 and 22 August) and book tickets for the Awards Dinner! Don’t miss out on a great evening networking with industry colleagues over a dinner and wine.

Bookshops, publishers and distributors – email Gemma to discuss sponsorship options.

All the very best with your entries, and we look forward to seeing you at the NZ Book Industry Awards!