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EVANZ invites entries for 2020 industry awards

EVANZ invites entries for 2020 industry awards
September 17, 2020

The Entertainment Venues Association of New Zealand (EVANZ) is inviting entries for its 2020 industry awards - which aim to recognise and reward the success of venues and the contribution of individuals in the country’s venues industry.

Introducing this year’s awards, EVANZ General Manager, Sally-Anne Coates has advised “Awards will be very different as we present awards in just three categories, reflecting the special efforts individuals and venues/businesses have made to get through this extraordinary time.

“It's an understatement to say that 2020 has been a rollercoaster of a year so far for our industry. That said, we feel it's still important to celebrate achievement in this unique environment.”

The three Award categories are:

Leader of the Year
Nominees for this award may be general managers, chief executives, venue managers etc. It is envisioned that the nominee would be in a senior management position with substantial influence over the strategies and operational direction of the venue or organisation. 

This award is sponsored by the Venue Management Association.

Team Member of the Year
This award recognises a team member who showed outstanding commitment and dedication to their venue / business during the COVID-19 period and reopening/rebuilding of the industry.

Nominees will be individuals who do not associate with being defined under the leader category.
This award is sponsored by Ungerboeck.

Innovation Award
The judges will be looking for an outstanding and innovative product or service, developed by a venue or an Associate Member supply partner, as a result of COVID-19 that has provided real value to their customers or community.

This award is sponsored by The Health Promotion Agency.

For additional information contact Sally-Anne Coates at

Closing date for submissions, 4pm on 23rd October 2020.

Winners will be announced at a special Awards Evening on Tuesday 24th November at Claudelands Hamilton

Click here to enter. 

Image shows winners of the 2019 EVANZ Awards.

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