bp Rescue of the Month

bp Rescue of the Month awards recognise operational excellence by Surf Lifeguards. Surf Life Saving Clubs can nominate their members for outstanding execution of their skills and training in searches, rescues, first-aids and other incidents.

From November through to March, three winners will be chosen and one of those will be recognised as the national winner of bp Rescue of the Month. The national winners of bp Rescue of the Month will receive a $500 bp gift card while the second and third-placed rescues each month will receive $300 and $200 bp gift cards respectively. The national winner will also receive a citation to proudly display at their club and recognition in the Surf Life Saving New Zealand Member News newsletter.

The monthly national winners will go on to be finalists for bp Rescue of the Year which is announced at the annual Surf Life Saving Zealand Awards of Excellence. The winners of the bp Rescue of the Year are recognised with a plaque and a $1,000 BP gift card for their club.

If your club wins bp Rescue of the Month, SLSNZ may approach the lifeguards and/or the club for further media opportunities.

2023 - 2024 Season Key Dates

Click the link below to nominate your members for bp Rescue of the Month.


Nominations close at 5pm on the following dates:

 - Period - April 1 2022 - Nov 30 2023
 - Nominations Close - Dec 15 2023

 - Period Ends - Dec 31 203
 - Nominations Close - Jan 8 2024

 - Period Ends - Jan 31 2024
 - Nominations Close - Feb 7 2024



 - Period Ends - Feb 29 2024
 - Nominations Close - Mar 7 2024

 - Period Ends - Mar 31 2024
 - Nominations Close - Apr 8 2024

 - Period Ends - Apr 30 2024
 - Nominations Close - May 6 2024