2020 Otago/Southland Awards of Excellence - Nominations Closing
Tel: 021 022 08310
Surf Life Saving New Zealand's Local Awards of Excellence programme recognizes contribution of our members from the grass roots of Surf Life Saving during the 2019/2020 season. Each club is entitled and encouraged to enter one nomination per category (typically the winning club equivalent for the category).
Nominations will be judged against the criteria outlined for each award by a local Honours and Awards, Sport or Lifesaving Committee. We have included the rescue of the year nomination form for clubs to enter as there has been limited nominations into the national rescue of the month process.
The winners of some categories of the local awards of excellence will automatically become finalists for the prestigious national DHL Awards of Excellence to be held later in 2020. Finalists will be judged by the National Sport Committee, National Lifesaving Committee or the board of SLSNZ depending on the award category.
Due to the current COVID-19 situation there will be no awards evening this year. Recognition for the efforts of all will be through social media over a period of two to three weeks on the southern region Facebook page with the final day being the club of the year award. All nominations require a photo to be attached with them (sporting or social, we do not require a passport photo style) so this can be linked to the dissertation on Facebook.
Also for the first year we will accept nominations from a club for a person or persons from another club, e.g. coach, official, etc.
Please submit all nominations by 5pm Thursday 30th April. There will be no late entries.
The awards clubs are able to nominate for include (nomination forms are attached to each line):
- 2020 Coach of the Year - Nomination
- 2020 Innovation of the Year - Nomination
- 2020 Instructor or Examiner of the Year - Nomination
- 2020 Lifeguard of the Year - Nomination
- 2020 Sports Team of the Year - Nomination
- 2020 Sports Person of the Year - Nomination
- 2020 Surf Official of the Year - Nomination
- 2020 Volunteer of the Year - Nomination
- 2020 Event Guard of the Year - Nomination
- 2020 Rescue Rescue of the Year - Nomination
In addition, other awards that are judged without a specific nomination include:
- Club of the Year
- Regional Guard of the Year
If you have any questions or queries about how to complete a nomination, please contact the Regional Manager for advice/guidance. All nominations must be completed on the nomination forms above (please note there is a specific nomination form for each award) and forwarded to Felix Cook by 5:00pm, Thursday 30th April 2020.