Award Categories

Categories


Here are the categories for the 2017 Central Otago Awards.

This year we have introduced a new category - Young Professionals. This category recognises and celebrates young people who are excelling in their chosen career and are making a meaningful contribution in their local community.

We have also incorporated the Tourism Award as part of the Business Excellence Award and welcome and encourage tourism operators to enter this category. It is open to businesses of all sizes, from any industry.

Business Excellence Award
Young Professional Award
Apprentice Award
Community Service Award
Youth Award

Business Excellence Award


The Business Excellence Award is about recognising business excellence and achievement. The Award is open to businesses of all sizes and from any industry.

It is about celebrating businesses with outstanding business practices.

What are the Judges looking for?

The Judges will be looking for clear, concise information and good examples that reinforce best practice in all aspects of your business. As well as appropriate examples of how your business integrates our regional values into your daily operations.

Eligibility
The business must be:
- Independently owned.
- Based in Central Otago district.

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Young Professional Award

The Young Professional Award is about recognising talented young people who are making a significant contribution in their place of work or business they are building. It also acknowledges their contribution to the local community.

It is about celebrating a young person who is achieving outstanding results in their chosen career.

What are the Judges looking for?
The Judges will be looking for evidence of the positive impact this person is having on your business in terms of leadership and work ethic. As well as appropriate examples of how the nominee is embracing our regional values in their work place or community.

Eligibility
The individual must be:
- Nominated.
- Aged 21 – 35 years old as of 18 May 2017.
- Living and working in Central Otago district.

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Apprentice Award


The Apprentice Award for Overall Excellence is about promoting outstanding training and personal achievement of apprentices working in any industry and to raise awareness of career opportunities.

It is about recognising apprentices who consistently produce excellent results both in practice and theory assignments.

What are the Judges looking for?
The Judges will be looking at things such as, quality of work, long term industry potential, initiative, overall training performance and X-factor. As well as appropriate examples of how the nominee is embracing our regional values in their work place and training.

With your entry, you will need to include a short statement from the apprentice detailing how the apprenticeship has helped his / her career.

Eligibility
The apprentice must be:
- Completing an apprenticeship and be completing a National Certificate in their chosen field.
- Working in the industry at the time of nomination.
- Living and working in Central Otago district.

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Community Service Award


The Community Service Award is about recognising individuals who have made a significant contribution to the well-being of the Central Otago District and its people over a significant period of time or through exceptional actions.

It’s about celebrating those with big hearts who dedicate time to helping others.

What are the Judges looking for?
The Judges will be looking for insights into the depth or scope of the nominee’s contribution to their community, as well as appropriate examples of how the individual integrates our regional values into their lives.

Eligibility
The individual must:
- Normally live in Central Otago district. However, if a person from outside the district boundaries carried out an exceptional action within the district, then they can be deemed eligible for receipt of an award at the discretion of the Judges.
- Not have received a Royal or National honours for the service.
- Not be a current serving political figure.

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Youth Award


The Youth Award is about celebrating exceptional young people in our community.

It recognizes those who are taking a lead in their community using their skills to make a difference beyond what is expected of them – these young people have the ability to motivate, engage and positively influence others.

What are the Judges looking for?
The Judges will be looking for good examples of the young person’s great leadership skills, as well as appropriate examples of how the individual embraces our regional values in everything they do.

Eligibility
The individual must be:
• Aged 13 - 20 years old as of 18 May 2017.
• Living in Central Otago district.

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