Sam Broughton, Mayor of Selwyn

Awards gather strength

by Ann van Engelen

The Selwyn Awards are back in 2020 to showcase all that is great about the district and recognise the outstanding work and achievements of businesses, not-for-profit organisations and individuals who live or work within the Selwyn district.

Held every second year, the event is a celebration of excellence and inspirational accomplishments, presented during a gala evening at the Lincoln Event Centre. Featuring awards presentations, dinner and live entertainment.

“The awards are an opportunity to celebrate the success of people who contribute so much to our district,” says Mayor Sam Broughton.

“Selwyn is a great mix of diverse people and organisations involved in building our community through the jobs they create, the businesses they operate, their voluntary contribution and beyond. The awards are a chance to recognise their achievements and highlight some of the models and examples that continue to make Selwyn such a good place to live.”

This year’s awards have been revitalised to encourage participation. Categories have been updated, the criteria adjusted, and awards will now be based on a points system allowing for multiple gold, silver and bronze winners in each category along with an overall category winner. Businesses and groups can enter themselves for awards, rather than be nominated, with the aim — is to continue building on a strong legacy of the awards.

New sponsorship opportunities are available, which include a Presenting Sponsor level as well as alignments with the categories, gala dinner, event pre-functions and venue technology.

Applications open April 2020. For more information, visit