Storylines WhatNow Kids' Pick Competition

Student competitions and scholarships New Zealand (nationwide)

Posted: 03 August 2021
Notice reference #: 1HANu0


Storylines and the producers of the popular TV show What Now have a partnership to encourage young New Zealanders to read the best books by New Zealand children’s writers.

What Now is a top-rating, much-loved, madcap, live two-hour show. Broadcast on Sunday mornings on TV2, its target audience is primary school children.

Storylines and What Now have developed an online competition, believing that engaging viewers to participate in a vote for a “Kids’ Pick” from the Storylines Junior Fiction Notable Books list is a wonderful way to encourage the What Now audience to read Storylines selections for the best books published for their age group in 2020 and 2021(up until August).

The competition will be promoted live on air over three weeks, with presenters directing viewers to the What Now website. There they will find video reviews of each of the Storylines Junior Fiction Notable Books titles presented by a primary/intermediate school aged reviewer. Viewers watch the reviews and vote for their favourite book.

Teachers may wish to watch the video reviews with their class, or encourage them to watch at home.

Students can watch What Now on Sunday 10 October at 8am, to find out how to vote. They enter the draw for the book they would most like to read, or tell their friends about, on the What Now website

Every student who enters will go into one of two draws to win a set of the 10 Junior Fiction Storylines Notable Books. 

The competition opens 24 October and closes 11 November. 

A full list of the Storylines Notable Books can be found on the Storylines website by the 1 October

Events summary

New Zealand (nationwide)

10 October 2021 – 11 November 2021

Further information

Contact: Libby Limbrick

 (021) 358 413