Polyfest Hutt Valley - 2018 Hutt City Art & Culture winner

2020 Awards

Due to COVID-19 the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards are on hold for 2020 - Read statement

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.

Judging

Nominations must be made by completing the online form. Additional supporting information may be attached to your nomination.

Key factors considered during judging are:

  • volunteer input
  • utilisation of resources
  • innovation and creativity
  • effectiveness of activities
  • impact within the community
  • activities during the past year

There are two parts to the awards’ process: council awards and regional awards. The Regional Awards are judged by a panel of the five regional mayors or their representatives, and a representative from the previous years' Supreme Award winner.

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

Thirty of the council awards’ recipients are invited to the regional awards dinner hosted by Wellington International Airport where the following regional winners are announced:

  • 5 x Regional Category Winners
  • 1 x Regional Rising Star Winner
  • 1 x Regional Supreme Winner

Winners receive a cash prize and a framed certificate. The Regional Supreme Winner will also receive a trophy that is held for one year.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE APPLICATION PROCESS, PLEASE CONTACT:

WELLINGTON AIRPORT:

Jo Maxwell

Community Awards Manager

E: jo.maxwell@wellingtonairport.co.nz

HUTT CITY:

Debbie Hunter

Community Development

E: Debbie.Hunter@huttcity.govt.nz

KAPITI:

Margaret Sweetman

Events Coordinator

E: Margaret.Sweetman@kapiticoast.govt.nz

PORIRUA:

Robyn Steel

Policy and Projects Advisor

E: RSteel@pcc.govt.nz

UPPER HUTT:

Michelle Bartlett

Community Development Advisor – Funding/Kaitohutohu Whakawhanake Pāpori – Pūtea

E: Michelle.Bartlett@uhcc.govt.nz

WELLINGTON:

Mark Farrar

City Communities and Grants

E: funding@wcc.govt.nz

WELLINGTON COMMUNITY TRUST:

Chiara LaRotonda

Community Engagement & Funding Manager

E: chiara@wct.org.nz