Finalists

MEDIA RELEASE: Finalists Announced for the 2021 NZ Events Association New Zealand Event Awards

Individual Awards

Best Emerging Event Professional 2021 - Sponsored by ChristchurchNZ

  • Cuillin Hearty
  • Laurence Carey
  • Mike McMinn
  • Steph Murray

Best Established Event Professional 2021

  • Jodie Gill
  • Michelle Stevens
  • Noddy (Graeme) Watts
  • Simon Carter
  • Valentina Paladini

Best Event Sponsorship Professional 2021

  • Jonathan Rea
  • Laurence Carey
  • Matt Davy

Excellence Awards

Best Arts or Cultural Event 2021

  • CupaDupa 2021, CubaDupa - Creative Capital Arts Trust
  • Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival 2021
  • Kitchen Takeover – Taiao: Food of the Gods

Best Business Event 2021 - Sponsored by ChristchurchNZ

  • Digitally Speaking, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
  • Te Hāpai Hāpori | Spirit of Service Awards, Public Service Commission Te Kawa Mataaho
  • Toyota Hospitality Experience – 36th America’s Cup 2021, PPG Events

Best Community or Not-for-Profit Event 2021- Sponsored by Kennedy Park

  • Balloons over Waikato
  • CupaDupa, Creative Capital Arts Trust
  • Ending HIV Big Gay Out 2021, Because Creative Experiences
  • Oxfam Trailwalker 2021, Oxfam Aotearoa
  • Wanaka A & P Show
  • Wheels at Wanaka

Best COVID-19 Response for an Event 2021 - Sponsored by ChristchurchNZ

  • Auckland Craft Beer & Food Festival, Otago University Students Association
  • Auckland Diwali Festival 2020, Auckland Unlimited
  • Boma COVID-19 Virtual Summit, Boma New Zealand
  • Doc Edge Film Festival
  • Fieldays Online, New Zealand National Fieldays Society Inc
  • Ports of Auckland Round the Bays, Stuff
  • Rhythm and Vines
  • uLearn20, CORE Education
  • Water New Zealand Conference and Expo 2020, Water New Zealand and Avenues Event Management

Best Event Marketing 2021

  • ASB for Borrow the All Blacks + Eden Park
  • ASB for The ASB Sustainball – ASB Classic 2020
  • Auckland Unlimited for Summernova Festival Series
  • Rhythm & Vines
  • Wanaka A & P Show and Scope Media for the 2021 Wanaka A & P Show

Best Lifestyle Event 2021 - Sponsored by Big Barrell

  • Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival, Otago University Students Association
  • Kitchen Takeover - Eat Your Memories
  • Ripe - The Wānaka Wine & Food Festival, Otago Event Planning
  • Wanaka A & P Show

Best Local Government Event 2021

  • Digital Nights: Van Gogh Alive, WellingtonNZ
  • Enchanted Parks Quest – Parks Week, Gore District Council
  • Festival of Cultures, Palmerston North City Council
  • Matariki 2020, Porirua City Council
  • TSB Festival of Lights, New Plymouth District Council

Best Major or Mega Event 2021

  • Winner to be announced at the 2021 NZ Events Association NZ Event Awards Gala Evening

Best Music Event 2021 - Sponsored by Red Badge

  • Downtown Shakedown, Precision Live
  • Ohakune Mardi Gras, Audiology Touring Ltd
  • Rhythm and Vines
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves Underground Sounds, Fortis Events and ESP Ventures

Best Sports Event 2021 - Sponsored by Kennedy Park

  • Winner to be announced at the 2021 NZ Events Association NZ Event Awards Gala Evening

Support Awards

Best Event Creative 2021

  • Wild in Art and Publica for Pop Up Penguins
  • PPG Events for the Toyota Hospitality Experience – 36th America’s Cup 2021

Best Event Use of Technology 2021

  • Monstavision for the 2020 ANZ Premiership
  • Blerter for the Napier Art Deco Festival, The Summer Concert Tour, Challenge Wanaka, Auckland Triathlon Club Duathlon, 36th America's Cup
  • New Plymouth District Council for Oxfam Trailwalker 2021

Best Supplier 2021

  • Winner to be announced at the 2021 NZ Events Association NZ Event Awards Gala Evening

Best Venue 2021 - Sponsored by Trinity Hill

  • Claudelands Oval for SIX60 Saturdays
  • Haere-roa for NZ Antarctic Science Conference
  • Whanganui War Memorial Centre for 2021 Downer New Zealand Masters Games
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Winners announced 30 September 2021

Winners to be announced at the 2021 NZEA NZ Event Awards Gala Evening at Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, 30 September 2021.

Qualifying Period

The 2021 NZEA New Zealand Event Awards welcomed entries for events that took place between 2 September 2019 and 5 April 2021 (19 months).

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Timeline

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Host Region Partner

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Category Sponsors

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