Saturday, June 5, 2010

Writing Competition BNZ Literary Awards 2010

The BNZ Literary Awards 2010 formerly known as the BNZ Katherine Mansfield Awards is calling for short stories from New Zealand writers for 2010. Whether you are a young writer, novice writer or more seasoned writer the BNZ Literary Awards is a writing competition which offers you the chance to gain both recognition as a writer and win cash prizes.


The BNZ Literary Awards, an annual writing competition, now into its 51st year, was founded to celebrate New Zealand literature and to acknowledge the work of New Zealand's most famous short story writer, Katherine Mansfield.

Over the years the short story writing competition has been won by many famous New Zealand writers such as Frank Sargeson, Maurice Shadbolt, Keri Hulme, Charlotte Grimshaw and CK Stead. With a major cash prize of $10,000 the BNZ Literary Awards is today the leading short story competition on New Zealand's writing competition calendar.

The BNZ Literary Awards 2010 is divided into 3 categories each carrying its own cash prize and conditions of entry. The writing competition is organized as follows:

  • Main Award - BNZ Katherine Mansfield Awards
    Minimum length 1,000 words
    Maximum length 5,000 words
    Cash Prize: $10,000

  • BNZ Novice Writer Award
    The Novice Writer Award is only open to entrants who have not previously had creative writing published or broadcast
    Minimum length 1,000 words
    Maximum length 3,000 words
    Cash Prize: $1,500

  • BNZ Young Writer Award
    The BNZ Young Writer category seeks to encourage entrants from New Zealand secondary school students. In addition to the individual prize a cash prize will also be awarded to the winner's school.
    Minimum length 750 words
    Maximum length 2,000 words
    Cash Prize: Winner awarded $1,500
    Winner's school awarded $2,000

Closing Date: 23 July 2010

Enter online or by post. Competition details are available from any branch of the BNZ.

BNZ Literary Awards 2010 Conditions of Entry
Download BNZ Literary Awards 2010 Entry Form

Related Links
Other New Zealand Writing Competitions

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