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Betty Gilderdale Award
Host Storylines
Date 1990 (1990) -->
Country New Zealand
Reward NZ$2,000

The Betty Gilderdale Award, also known as the Storylines Betty Gilderdale Award, is a New Zealand award given to an individual for outstanding service to children's literature and literacy. Before 2000 the award was known as the Children's Literature Association's Award for Services to Children's Literature. It was renamed in honour of the children's author Betty Gilderdale.

Recipients of the award received a cash prize of $2000 and deliver the Storylines Spring Lecture.

Previous recipients of the award include:

Year Name Title of Lecture
1990 Eve Sutton
1991 Dorothy Butler
1992 Elsie Locke
1993 Jo Noble
1994 Ron Bacon
1995 No award
1996 Graham Beattie A Fortunate Life
1997 Diane Hebley & Gary Hebley A Goose, a Gander and a Clutch of Eggs
1998 Phyllis Johnston An Impressionable Age
1999 Betty Gilderdale The Effects of Post-Modernism on Children’s Literature
2000 No award
2001 Veda Pickles Friends and Relatives
2002 Barbara Murison Tapestries 1931-2002
2003 Jean Bennett Children’s Literature is a Community Event, and the Dangers of Dragons
2004 Ray Richards Do You Know the Way to Castor Bay? A Life in Publishing and Children’s Books
2005 John McKenzie Children’s Literature as an Academic Study: A Perilous Space?
2006 Frances Plumpton Climbing the Magic Faraway Tree
2007 Kāterina Mataira Creativity and Expression.
2008 Lois Rout Anecdotal Meanderings
2009 No award
2010 Glyn Strange Getting in Behind
2011 Ruth McIntyre and John McIntyre
2012 Gerri Judkins
2013 Trevor Agnew The Reviewer Reviewed.
2014 Robyn Southam
2015 Trish Brooking Past to present: Navigating New Zealand Children’s Literature.
2016 Rosemary Tisdall A Life of Privilege
2017 Maureen Crisp
2018 Jeannie Skinner For the Love of Libraries
2019 Crissi Blair A Tour of my Bookshelves
2020 Lorraine Orman Story and Serendipity
2021 Sarah Forster A changing landscape of 'good' books
2022 Libby Limbrick In Praise of Storylines – and Reading for Pleasure
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