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Will open for entries April 2024
NZ Booklovers Awards 2025

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NZ Booklovers Award for Best Adult Fiction Book 2025, sponsored by Lighthouse PR

We are looking for the best in storytelling, a novel we couldn't put down.


NZ Booklovers Award for Best Lifestyle Book 2025, sponsored by Benefitz

Cooking, wine, architecture, lifestyle, home and garden, design, fashion - all the non-fiction books that have the ability to enrich our daily lives.

NZ Booklovers Award for Best Children’s Picture Book 2025, sponsored by Duckling Publishing

We are looking for the best children's picture book that helps engage young readers and foster a love of books.

NZ Booklovers Award for Best Junior Fiction Book 2025, sponsored by The Kiwi Kids' Bookstore

The best of children's fiction for 7 to 12 year olds that is child-friendly and encourages even the most of reluctant of readers to develop a love of reading.


NZ Booklovers Award for Best Young Adult Book 2025, sponsored by The Kiwi Kids’ Bookstore

The best young adult book suitable for young people finding their way in the world. Whether fantasy or grounded in reality, we are looking for a read that will entertain but also provoke thought.

Prize: $500 for each category to the winning author.

Shortlist announced 20 February 2025, winners announced 27 March 2025.


  • NZ citizens or permanent residents, and New Zealanders living overseas, are eligible in each category.

  • Books published between 1 January and 31 December 2024 are eligible.

  • Entries can be entered by the publisher or author, or for self-published authors with book distribution in NZ, by the author, their book distributor or book publicist.

  • Three physical books should be sent to NZ Booklovers, 22/4 Stables Lane, Silverdale, Auckland 0932. Either include the entry form when you send books, or email the entry form to

  • There is an administration fee of $30.

  • All entries need to be sent to NZ Booklovers by 10 December 2023, and we encourage books to be sent to us in the month of publication, if possible, through the year.

DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORM  (will be updated in the future)

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