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Entries open for the eighth New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards

16 October 2014

The New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards celebrate excellence in commercial partnerships, communications, community impact, events and innovation.

Below is a brief overview for each award category with downloadable Word entry forms.

Completing the forms

Please first download the appropriate entry form(s) to your computer and read in full before compiling your entry.

A note on filling in the entry forms: to enter responses into the Word documents, save the document to your computer and open it. Click once on the yellow shaded area below each question and start typing.

If you are having trouble downloading any of the below forms please contact rose.keating@sportnz.org.nz to be sent a form directly.

Closing date

Entries close 5pm on 16 January 2015.

Award categories

Commercial Partnership Award

Commercial Partnership Award entry form (DOC)

Description

The purpose of the Commercial Partnership Award is to identify, celebrate, promote and encourage exceptional partnering with a commercial entity in the sport and recreation sector.

The winner of the Commercial Partnership Award will be recognised for their outstanding partnership based on:

  • key results against the partnership’s original objectives
  • innovation and creativity in the nature of the relationship
  • barriers to the partnership and how they were overcome
  • best practice partner relationship management.

Communication Excellence Award

Communication Excellence Award entry form (DOC)

Description

The purpose of the Communication Excellence Award is to identify and celebrate organisations which have effectively raised their profile or improved engagement with targeted audiences through well-conceived and realised marketing and communications strategies. Strategies may include (but not be limited to) the use of press releases, newsletters, websites, photography, blogs, social media, advertising, television and radio.

The winner of the Communication Excellence Award will be recognised for their outstanding communication based on:

  • choice/clarity of messaging for identified audience challenge/issue
  • appropriateness and efficacy of chosen communication channel(s)
  • barriers faced and overcome
  • key results against planning and objectives.

Note entries will not be accepted for communication strategies relating to securing commercial partners (please see the Commercial Partnership Award).

Community Impact Award

Community Impact Award entry form (DOC)

Description

The purpose of the Community Impact Award is to identify, celebrate, promote and encourage projects which positively impact sport and recreation in the community (whether through schools, clubs or local organisations/stakeholders) and involve local collaboration. Entries are preferred for small scale and discrete projects, rather than umbrella community programmes with multiple and disparate streams of activity.

The winner of the Community Impact Award will be recognised for their outstanding impact based on:

  • results against planning and objectives
  • the barriers and challenges overcome
  • innovation/bridge building.

Event Excellence Award

Event Excellence Award entry form (DOC)

Description

The purpose of the Event Excellence Award is to identify, celebrate, promote and encourage best practice event planning and delivery in the sport and recreation sector.

The winner of the Event Excellence Award will be recognised for their outstanding event based on:

  • event design and delivery
  • achievement of participation targets
  • financial planning and performance
  • stakeholder relationships and evidence of early engagement
  • quality management practices (financial, risk, and people)
  • key results against planning and objectives
  • innovation.

Innovation Excellence Award

Innovation Excellence Award entry form (DOC)

Description

The purpose of the Innovation Excellence Award is to identify, celebrate, promote and encourage innovation in the sport and recreation sector.

The winner of the Innovation Excellence Award will be recognised for their outstanding innovation based on:

  • innovation design and delivery – the ‘X’ factor
  • stakeholder relationships
  • quality management practices (financial, risk, and people)
  • key results against planning and objectives
  • barriers faced and overcome.
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