Story: Awards and prizes

Esther Glen Medal, 1986

Esther Glen Medal, 1986

The Esther Glen Medal, awarded annually since 1945 for the best children's book written and produced in New Zealand, is a large bronze disc. One side shows a girl seated under a tree fern, looking out to sea. The other shows an open book flanked by tūī. This medal was awarded in 1986 to Maurice Gee for Motherstone. Esther Glen was a pioneering children's book author and editor. The medal is administered by the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA).

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Mark Derby, 'Awards and prizes - Awards and their origins', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 April 2024)

Story by Mark Derby, published 22 Oct 2014, updated 1 Apr 2020