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The Joy Cowley Award was established by Storylines Children's Literature Foundation of New Zealand in 2002 to honour the outstanding contribution to children's literature by Joy Cowley.

The Award is for a picture book manuscript, of no more than 1000 words, for children 0–7 or 7–13 years and is awarded annually, when merited. It consists of an award of NZ$1500 with an offer of publication by Scholastic New Zealand.

Entries close 31 October each year. The award is announced each year in March and the book published the following year. The entrants must be residents of New Zealand.

Year Author Book
2003 Julie Leibrich The Biggest Number in the Universe
2004 Jean Prior The Waka
2005 Kyle Mewburn Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck!
2006 Moira Wairama The Puppet Box
2007 no award
2008 Michelle Osment Tiny Miss Dott and Her Dotty Umbrella
2009 June Peka Magpie Mischief
2010 Lucy Davey Out of Bed, Fred!
2011 Sarah Johnson Wooden Arms
2012 Isaac Drought Alphabet Squabble
2013 Aimee McNaughton I Can't Imagine How it Happened
2014 Emma Vere-Jones Stan the Van Man
2015 Joy H Davidson Witch's Cat Wanted, Apply Within
2016 Sarah Grundy The Curious Ar-chew
2017 no award
2018 Elaine Bickell The Little Ghost Who Lost Her Boo
2019 Janelle Wilkey Omeletta Hen
2020 Tania Sickling Grandpa Versus Swing
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