Recreation

BNZ Literary Awards

Christchurch City Libraries lists literary prize winners and links to catalogue searches, but we may not hold copies of all titles mentioned.

In 2010 the famous BNZ Katherine Mansfield Awards were renamed the BNZ Literary Awards with the Premier Award becoming the BNZ Katherine Mansfield Award.

Prizes are:

  • BNZ Katherine Mansfield Award category $10,000 prize money
  • BNZ Novice Writer Award category (for unpublished writers) $1,500 prize money
  • BNZ Young Writer Award category for writers who are at secondary school – $1,500 for the student and $2000 for the winner’s school
  • BNZ Short Short Story Award category. A short story of a maximum of 150 words submitted via Facebook – $500 prize money.
  • BNZ #Shortandtweet Award winner. A short story submitted via a single tweet on Twitter using the hashtag #shortandtweet – $1,000 prize money.

The New Zealand Book Council website lists supreme award winners from 1958.

2014

BNZ Katherine Mansfield Award winner – Tobias Buck

BNZ Novice Writer Award winner – Beth Rust

BNZ Young Writer Award category winner – Mina Bixley

BNZ Short Story Award winner – Anna Granger

BNZ #Shortandtweet Award winner – Ashley Gallagher

2013

BNZ Katherine Mansfield Award winner - Catherine Chidgey

BNZ Novice Writer Award winner - Deborah Hill Cone

BNZ Young Writer Award category winner - Elizabeth Ray

BNZ Short Story Award winner - Deborah Youthed

2012

BNZ Katherine Mansfield Award winner - Julie Helean

BNZ Novice Writer Award winner - Nicole Tan

BNZ Young Writer Award winner - Emily Hunter

BNZ Short Short Story Award winner - Chelsea Dempsey

2011

BNZ Katherine Mansfield Award winner – Gemma Bowker–Wright

BNZ Novice Award winner – Toni Spencer

BNZ Youth Writer Award winner - Chiao Lin

BNZ Short Short Story Award Winner - James Francis

2010

Katherine Mansfield Award winner — Wes Lee

Novice Award winner — Chloe Searle

Youth Writer Award winner — Brittany Rorrison

2009

2008

2007

2006

  • Premier: Plane Sailing by Charlotte Grimshaw
  • Novice: The Little Grandfather Clock by Emma Gallagher
  • Young Writer: Postcards by Kirsti Whalen, Epsom Girls Grammar school

2005

  • Premier: Lolly by Susan Wylie
  • Novice: Commuting by Kerry Challinor
  • Young Writer: Down and out in Paris and Kensington Gardens by Vita Bryant from Onslow College, Wellington