Christchurch City Libraries lists literary prize winners and links to catalogue searches, but we may not hold copies of all titles mentioned. See more kids literary prize winners.
Inaugurated in 1994 and sponsored by Scholastic New Zealand, this award is given annually, when merited, to a previously unpublished author, for a manuscript of a work of fiction of at least 10,000 words that is appropriate for children aged 7-13 years. It recognises the outstanding contribution made by the late Tom Fitzgibbon to the growth and status of New Zealand children’s literature.
Closing date for submission of manuscripts is 31 October each year. For more information on the award, or for an entry form go to the Storylines website.
Our page on the Storylines Awards.
Feana Tu’akoi for manuscript entitled A perfect failure
Carol Garden for manuscript entitled Kidnap at Mystery Island
Belinda O'Keefe for manuscript entitled A recipe for disaster
How I alienated my Grandma Suzanne Main
Night of the perigee moon Juliet Jacka
Iris’s ukulele Kathy Taylor
Super Finn Leonie Agnew
Hollie Chips Anna Gowan
Salt River Elizabeth Hegarty
“Why I hate school” by Michael Fatarsky Kris Stanhope
Yo Shark bait Vicki Simpson
Mind over matter Heather McQuillan
Stella Star Brigid Feehan
Shreve’s promise Gillian Sullivan
Mystery at Tui Bay Janet Pates
Knocked for six Alison Robertson
The stolen Shirley Corlett
2much4U Vince Ford
Dark horses Heather Cato
Summer of shadows Iona McNaughton