2021 Winners

MEDIA RELEASE: A long time coming: NZEA NZ Event Awards recognise the nation’s top fixtures and event professionals

Individual Awards

Best Emerging Event Professional 2021 - Sponsored by ChristchurchNZ
Cuillin Hearty

Best Established Event Professional 2021
Valentina Paladini

Best Event Sponsorship Professional 2021
Matt Davy

Excellence Awards

Best Arts or Cultural Event 2021
Kitchen Takeover – Taiao: Food of the Gods

Best Business Event 2021 - Sponsored by ChristchurchNZ
Toyota Hospitality Experience – 36th America’s Cup , PPG Events

Best Community or Not-for-Profit Event 2021 - Sponsored by Kennedy Park
CupaDupa, Creative Capital Arts Trust

Best COVID-19 Response for an Event 2021 - Sponsored by ChristchurchNZ
THREE WINNERS
Boma COVID-19 Virtual Summit, Boma New Zealand
Ports of Auckland Round the Bays, Stuff
uLearn20, CORE Education

Best Event Marketing 2021
ASB for The ASB Sustainaball – ASB Classic 

Best Lifestyle Event 2021 - Sponsored by Big Barrell (In association with Peroni Italy)
Kitchen Takeover - Eat Your Memories

Best Local Government Event 2021
TSB Festival of Lights, New Plymouth District Council

Best Major or Mega Event 2021
The 36th America’s Cup, Auckland Unlimited

Best Music Event 2021 - Sponsored by Red Badge
Rhythm and Vines

Best Sports Event 2021 - Sponsored by Kennedy Park
ASB Classic, Tennis Auckland 

Support Awards

Best Event Creative 2021
PPG Events for the Toyota Hospitality Experience – 36th America’s Cup

Best Event Use of Technology 2021
New Plymouth District Council for Oxfam Trailwalker

Best Supplier 2021
Platform 4 Group for the 36th America’s Cup Village

Best Venue 2021 - Sponsored by Trinity Hill
Claudelands Oval for SIX60 Saturdays

Achievement Awards

Outstanding Contribution to the Industry Award 2021- Sponsored by Kennedy Park
TWO WINNERS
Te Rangi Huata
Anne Hindson

New Zealand's Favourite Event 2021 - Sponsored by Fresh Info
(Public vote kindly hosted by Eventfinda)
TSB Festival of Lights, New Plymouth District Council

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