Finalists Announced

And the winners are....!

The winners and finalists of the 2019 NZEA New Zealand Event Awards were celebrated in style at a Gala Event at The Wintergarden, The Civic, Auckland on 27 October 2020.

Individual Awards

Best Emerging Event Professional 2019 (Sponsored by NZICC):
Briar Jones  
Best Established Event Professional 2019 (Sponsored by NZICC):
Carla Steed         
Best Event Sponsorship Professional 2019 (Sponsored by ATEED):
Monique Gibson                      

Excellence Awards

Category:  Best Arts or Cultural Event (Sponsored by Fresh Info)
Winner: Te Matatini ki te Ao 2019
Entered by: Te Matatini Society Incorporated           

Category: Best Corporate Event
Winner: Building Nations 2019
Entered by: Infrastructure New Zealand       

Category: Best Not-for-Profit or Cause-related Event
Winner: Harcourts Dancing for Hospice
Entered by: Rotorua Community Hospice

Category: Best Sports Event (Sponsored by Fresh Info)
Winner: Anchor AIMS Games
Entered by: AIMS Games Trust & Tauranga City Council

Category: Best International Event (Sponsored by Eventfinda)
Winner: 2019 HSBC New Zealand Sevens
Entered by New Zealand Rugby & 37 South Events

Category: Best Regional or National Event (Sponsored by Eventfinda)
Winner: Anchor AIMS Games
Entered by AIMS Games Trust & Tauranga City Council

Category : Best Local Government Event (Sponsored by Eventfinda)
Winner: Highlight: Carnival of Lights
Entered by Hutt City Council 

Category: Best Community Event (Sponsored by Sidekicker)
Winner: TEDxChristchurch 2019
Entered by Missing Link Consultants

Category: Best Event Sponsorship
Winner: ASB Auckland Marathon
Entered by ASB

Category: Best Music or Entertainment Event (Sponsored by ATEED)
Winner: Second Unit – What Will You Do in the Shadows
Entered by Tāwhiri     


Support Awards

Category: Best Design & Build
Winner: The Sephora Beauty Bus
Entered by DARKHORSE    

Category: Best Event Marketing
Winner: Paintvine Paint and Wine Events    
Entered by Paintvine 

Category: Best Food Experience (Sponsored by ATEED)
Winner: TEDxChristchurch   
Entered by Missing Link Consultants & Vbase

Category: Best Supplier (Sponsored by NZICC)
Winner: Sidekicker for The All Blacks Game at Westpac Stadium (July 2019)
Entered by Sidekicker

Category: Best Venue (Sponsored by Sidekicker)
Winner: Wellington Regional Stadium Trust for Te Matatini ki te Ao 2019 and Eminem Rapture 2019
Entered by: Wellington Regional Stadium Trust       

New Zealand’s Favourite Event (Sponsored by Fresh Info)

By public vote
Winner: One Love 2019
Entered by: Pato Entertainment

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