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2021 Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards

Nominations are open

Nominations are open now for the 2021 Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards. Nominations close Monday 31 May.

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Award Categories

Nominations are submitted under one of the following categories:

  • Arts & Culture - Enhance and increase participation in arts and creative leisure activities.
  • Education & Child/Youth Development - Improvement or enhancement of the educational and social development of children / youth.
  • Health & Wellbeing - Enhancing the health and wellbeing of our community.
  • Heritage & Environment - Improvement or revitalising of the environment, culture or heritage.
  • Sport & Leisure - Increase participation and enjoyment in physical sport, leisure activities and recreational pursuits.
  • Rising Star award - Designed to recognise and encourage emerging grassroots groups in the community.


Nominations must be made by completing the online form. Additional supporting information of one pdf document (maximum 6 x A4 pages) and one photo (size 1-10MB) may be submitted with your nomination.

Key factors considered during judging are:

  • volunteer input
  • utilisation of resources
  • innovation and creativity
  • effectiveness of activities
  • impact within the community
  • recent activities (undertaken during the past 1-2 years)

There are two parts to the awards’ process: council awards and regional awards.

Council Awards

Within each of the five council regions, a judging panel selects the following:

  • 5 x Category Runner-Ups
  • 5 x Category Winners
  • 1 x Rising Star Winner
  • 1 x Supreme Winner

The awards are announced and presented at a function hosted by the region’s mayor. Winners receive a cash prize and a certificate.

2019 Wellington Airport Regional Community Award Winners

Regional Awards

Later in the year, a Regional Supreme award winner will be announced, and members of the public will have an opportunity to vote for the finalists in the regional People’s Choice award.

The Regional Supreme Winner will receive a cash prize, advertising package and a framed certificate, along with a trophy that is held for one year.



Jo Maxwell

Community Awards Manager

E: jo.maxwell@wellingtonairport.co.nz