Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award

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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in 1994 and sponsored by Scholastic New Zealand, this award is given annually, when merited, to a previously unpublished author, for a manuscript of a work of fiction of at least 10,000 words that is appropriate for children aged 7-13 years.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.

2018

James Guthrie manuscript titles Bullseye BellaCatalogue link for Bullseye Bella

2017

Christine Walker manuscript titled The Short But Brilliant Career of Lucas Weed

2016

Anne Kayes manuscript titled Tui Street tales

2015

Tom E. Moffatt manuscript titled Barking Mad.

2014

Cover of How I alienated my GrandmaHow I alienated my Grandma Suzanne Main

2013

Night of the perigee moon Juliet Jacka

2012

No award

2011

Iris’s ukulele Kathy Taylor

2010

Super Finn Leonie Agnew

2009

Hollie ChipsCover: Hollie Chips Anna Gowan

2008

Salt River Elizabeth Hegarty

2007

“Why I hate school” by Michael Fatarsky Kris Stanhope

2006

Yo Shark bait Vicki Simpson

2005

Mind over matter Heather McQuillan

2004

Stella StarCover: Stella Star Brigid Feehan

2003

Shreve’s promise Gillian Sullivan

2002

Mystery at Tui Bay Janet Pates

2001

No award

2000

Knocked for six Alison Robertson

1999

The stolenCover: The Stolen Shirley Corlett

1998

2much4U Vince Ford

1997

Dark horses Heather Cato

1996

Summer of shadows Iona McNaughton

1995

No award

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