Storylines Joy Cowley Award

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Inaugurated in 2002 and sponsored by Scholastic New Zealand, this Award is given annually, when merited, for a 32 page picture book manuscript of not more than 1000 words for either very young or older children. This award is open to all New Zealand residents, and offers the opportunity to work with Joy herself on the manuscript, a monetary award of $1500 and an offer of publication by Scholastic NZ. Closing date for submission of manuscripts is 31 October each year. For more information on the award, visit the Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust website.

Find out more on our Storylines Awards page.

2019

Janelle Wilkey for Mrs Brook’s Chook

2018

Elaine Bickell for The little ghost who lost his Boo

2017

No award

2016

Catalogue link for The curious ar-chewThe curious ar-chew Sarah Grundy 

2015

Witch's Cat Wanted, Apply Within. Joy H Davidson

2014

Stan and the Van Emma Vere-Jones

2013

Cover of I cant imagine how that happenedI can’t imagine how it happened Aimee McNaughton

2012

Alphabet squabble Isaac Drought

2011

Wooden arms Sarah Johnson

2010

Out of bed, Fred!Cover: Out of Bed, Fred! Lucy Davey

2009

Magpie mischief June Peka

2008

Tiny Miss Dott and her dotty umbrella Michelle Osment

2007

No award

2006

Cover of The puppet boxThe puppet box Moira Wairama

2005

Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck! Kyle Mewburn

2004

The waka Jean Prior

2003

The biggest number in the universe Julie Leibrich

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