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CLNZ Writers' Award

Applications for the 2017 Writers' Award are now open.

The $25,000 CLNZ Writers’ Award is one of the investments made through CLNZ’s Cultural Fund. The Writers’ Award is offered to writers of any genre of non-fiction, including writers of education material. The Award enables successful applicants to devote time to a specific writing project.

To apply for the 2017 CLNZ Writers' Awards, please follow the following steps:

1. Read and understand the Guidelines for Applicants | View here >> (pdf)

2. Read and accept the Terms and Conditions | View here >> (pdf)

3. Have all supporting documentation ready and apply | APPLY HERE
(Application is an online form that will open in a separate window)

Note: Applications are open from 9am Monday 15 May - 4pm Friday 9 June 2017.

If you have any queries regarding these awards, please don't hesitate to call our office on 09-486 6250 or email

2016 CLNZ Writers' Awards

The winner of the 2016 award was announced at the New Zealand Society of Author’s National Writers Forum, held in Auckland on 17th September 2016.

Congratulations to Neville Peat on winning the 2016 Writers' Award for his project "The Invading Sea". Please see our news release for more details.