Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal Presentation and National Awards Day

Music Auditorium, University of Auckland
Epsom Campus, Epsom Ave

Storylines_logo2.gifThe Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal and Lecture Award was first presented in 1991 to Margaret Mahy in recognition of her contribution to the world of literature for children and young adults.

Surprising Moments, her inaugural lecture, set the standard for those given by subsequent award-winners.

These published lectures by the champions of the New Zealand children’s literature community have enriched New Zealand’s literary heritage with their insight into the experiences, ideas, issues and concerns involved in writing and/or illustrating for children, improving literacy, and ensuring access to quality literature.

The award carries a monetary prize of $2000 and is presented annually to a person for their lifetime achievement and significant contribution to the broad field of children’s literature and literacy. This includes writing, illustration, publishing and academic fields. The address is published on the Storylines website immediately after the award presentation.

Sunday 2 April 2017, 2.30 pm
Music Auditorium
University of Auckland, Epsom Campus
Epsom Ave, Auckland


2.00pm Registration and Welcome
2.30pm Storylines Foundation Annual General Meeting
2.50pm Presentation of Awards

  • Storylines Joy Cowley Award
  • Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award
  • Storylines Gavin Bishop Award for illustration
  • Storylines Gaelyn Gordon Award for a much-loved book
  • 2017 Storylines Notable Books
  • Book Launch Tom Fitzgibbon Award 2016 winner Tui Street Tales by Anne Kayes

4.00pm Afternoon tea
4.15pm Medal Presentation and Lecture
5.30pm Approx end

NB: times are approximate and are subject to change)

Free parking is available at Gate 2, Faculty of Education, entrance from Epsom Ave.

Numbers limited. Please RSVP by Friday 31 March

Members and Award winners are complimentary

Non-Members $15 each. Tickets can be purchased here.

Not a member? Join on the day and still access the Members complimentary tickets.

Raffle: There will be a raffle of an original Gavin Bishop illustration which will require cash and be drawn on the day. Proceeds go towards Storylines/IBBY activities.