Tom Fitzgibbon Award

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Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award
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Country New Zealand
Reward(s) NZ$1,500
First awarded1996 (1996)
Website Official website

The Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award is a New Zealand award for writers of children's literature. The award is open only to previously unpublished writers for an original work of fiction intended for children between 7 and 13 years of age. It is given annually, when merited, to the author in partnership with Scholastic NZ. [1]



The Tom Fitzgibbon Award (officially known as the Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award) is a New Zealand literature award for previously unpublished writers who have written a manuscript for children aged between 7 and 13 years of age. The award comes with a cash prize, and the offer of publication (through Scholastic NZ).


To be eligible for the award, the entrant cannot have had any work of fiction published in print or digital format (provisos exist for small-run self-published works, and smaller pieces in magazines and journals). [1]


1996 Iona McNaughton [2] Summer of Shadows [3]
1997 Heather Cato [4] Dark Horses [5]
1998 Vince Ford [6] 2MUCH4U [7]
1999 Shirley Corlett [8] The Stolen [9]
2000 Alison Robertson [10] Knocked for Six [11]
2001no award
2002 Janet Pates [12] Mystery at Tui Bay [13]
2003 Jillian Sullivan [14] Shreve's Promise [15]
2004 Brigid Feehan [16] Stella Star [17]
2005 Heather McQuillan [18] Mind Over Matter [19]
2006 Vicki Simpson [20] Yo, Shark Bait! [21]
2007Kris Stanhope (published as Michael Fartarsky) [22] Why I Hate School [23]
2008 Elizabeth Hegarty [24] Salt River [25]
2009Anna Gowan [26] Hollie Chips [27]
2010 Leonie Agnew [28] Super Finn [29]
2011Kathy Taylor [30] Iris's Ukulele [31]
2012no award
2013Juliet Jacka [32] The Night of the Perigee Moon [33]
2014Suzanne Main [34] How I Alienated My Grandma [35]
2015Tom E. Moffatt [36] Barking Mad [37]
2016Anne Kayes [38] Tui Street Tales [39]
2017Christine Walker [1] The Short But Brilliant Career of Lucas Weed [40]
2018James T. Guthrie [1] Bullseye Bella [41]
2019no award
2020Belinda O'KeefeA Recipe for Disaster [42]

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