Philanthropy New Zealand hosts the Philanthropy Awards to celebrate outstanding achievement, innovation and leadership in the philanthropic and grantmaking sector.
The 2019 Awards will be presented at the Philanthropy Summit 15 – 17 May 2019.
Nominations open: Tuesday, 29 January 2019
Nominations close: Friday, 8 March 2019 at 5.00 pm (NZST)
People’s Choice voting: Thursday, 18 April – Monday, 29 April 2019
Direct Capital Cocktail Party and Awards ceremony: Thursday, 16 May 2019
Read more about each award below.
Read our FAQs for more information on these awards.
Award & Nomination Criteria
The judges will decide who should be offered the Lifetime Achievement Award. No nominations will be requested for this award.
Nominations will be sought from PNZ members for the remaining Awards, with the two People’s Choice Community Changemakers determined by public online vote, and the finalists and winners of the Emerging Leader, Innovation, and Te Tiriti o Waitangi Awards selected by judges.
- Nominations can be made by any Philanthropy New Zealand member
- Nominees and award winners do not have to be Philanthropy New Zealand members
- Nominations will be by an online form available here from 29 January 2019.
How will the Awards be decided?
Judges will be invited to select finalists and winners. The judging panels will be made up of suitably qualified PNZ members, representatives of the five sponsors who have naming rights to each award, and if required an external judge with special expertise or who can provide a neutral option where other potential judges are likely to be award candidates.
Representatives from PNZ’s Māori Advisory Committee will be judges for the Kaupapa Māori People’s Choice Community Award and Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Grantmaking Award.