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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.

Click here to view photos from the Gala Evening.

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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