Writing Awards

Writing Awards

About Writing Awards

The Legal Research Foundation awards annual prizes for excellence in legal writing. Entries for the 2016 awards are now closed.

The Writing Awards 2016 will be announced at the Foundation’s Annual General Meeting in 2017.  

 

 

JF Northey Memorial Book Award

This award is given for the best book published in 2016 by a New Zealand-based author (or authors of any number). It carries a prize of $2,000.00.

Sir Ian Barker Published Article Award

This award is given for the best article, essay or discrete book chapter published by a New Zealand-based author in 2016. It carries a prize of $1,500.00.

Unpublished Undergraduate Student Paper Award

This is open to unpublished undergraduate Students papers between a minimum of 10,00 and a maximum of 18,000 words. The paper must have been written for course credit at a New Zealand university. The writing of the paper must have been completed by the end of 2016, however, a paper completed during the summer period over 2016-2017 is also eligible provided the paper is submitted to the Foundation by the closing date.. The award carries a prize of $1,000.00. ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH YOUR UNIVERSITY. ONLY FIVE ENTRIES FROM EACH UNIVERSITY WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Unpublished Postgraduate Student Paper Award

This is open to unpublished undergraduate Students papers between a minimum of 10,000 and a maximum of 18,000 words. The paper must have been written for course credit at a New Zealand university. The writing of the paper must have been completed by the end of 2016, however, a paper completed during the summer period over 2016-2017 is also eligible provided the paper is submitted to the Foundation by the closing date. The award carries a prize of $1,000.00.