Selwyn success stories celebrated

by Anonymous Author

Successful Selwyn residents and organisations will be recognised in this year’s Selwyn Awards with a new excellence in innovation award and a People’s Choice award being handed out for the first time.

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Selwyn Awards, which are held every two years, seek to recognise individuals and organisations for outstanding work or inspirational achievements.

The Selwyn Award winners will be announced out at a gala dinner at the Lincoln Event Centre on Saturday, August 4, where all nominees will be celebrated, and the winners in each of the ten categories will be announced.

Selwyn Mayor, Sam Broughton, said the awards are an opportunity to celebrate local success and share our stories with one another.

“Selwyn is full of people doing great work, not for glory, but because they believe in what they are doing,” Mayor Broughton said.

“It’s good to recognise and highlight these achievements as models and examples of our development and leadership as a district.

“I encourage you to think about who is deserving of this recognition and nominate them.”

The award categories open for nomination this year are: Arts, Culture and Heritage, Community Service, Environmental, Innovation Excellence, Large Business, Small Business, Sport, Tourism, and Young Achievers. For the first time, a People’s Choice Award will be presented. “This is an opportunity for the community to get even more involved in the awards,” Mayor Broughton said.

Voting for People’s Choice will take place on the Selwyn Awards website from Friday, June 22 with nominations for this award closing on June 15.

Nominees will be assessed by independent and expert judges in each category across a range of areas. In 2016, a total of 55 nominations were received.

The awards are open to individuals and organisations who live or are based, in Selwyn district and meet the criteria for entry listed on nomination forms.

See selwynawards.co.nz for more information and nomination forms.