To be considered for a Pride of New Zealand Award, your nominee must satisfy the Rules of Entry, found below.
The instructions below comprise the Pride of New Zealand Awards Rules of Entry (‘Rules of Entry’). Failure to comply with the Rules of Entry and/or failure of a nominator or its nominees to provide all requested information, may result in a nomination being disqualified.
All nominations must be made through the official Pride of New Zealand website prideofnzawards.co.nz. Nominations may be made from 12:01am on Monday, May 4, 2015 and must be received no later than 11.59pm on Sunday, June 14, 2015.
The Promoters assume no responsibility for any failure to receive an entry as a direct or indirect result of a technical problem or any kind of internet malfunction. All entries are deemed received at the time of receipt by the NZME. database and NOT at time of transmission by the entrant.
The actions or contributions of the nominees, for the award which they are being nominated, must have happened in the past three (3) years, since May 1, 2012.
All nomination entries must be the original work of the nominator and factually accurate, to the best of the nominator’s knowledge. Nominees must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.
All New Zealanders, of any age, are eligible to be nominated, and all New Zealanders, of any age, are able to nominate including staff, their immediate families, and agents of the Promoters.
The award categories which nominees may be entered into are:
Bravery & Heroism Award – those who have selflessly disregarded their own safety to help or save the life of another person/others.
Community Spirit Award – those whose selfless, tireless and largely unacknowledged actions have enriched the lives of others in their community.
Fundraiser of the Year Award – Those who have gone beyond all expectations to raise money for a good cause, however large or small the amount.
Emergency Services Award – those professional or volunteer emergency service members who have gone beyond the call of duty to protect their community.
Environmental Award – those who have had a positive impact on the environment, making a difference to the wider community.
Lifetime Achievement – those whose ongoing commitment to their cause has enriched the lives of others, making New Zealand a better place to live.
Groups are comprised of a minimum of 2 and maximum of 10 people. Nominations for groups are eligible in every category except the Lifetime Achievement Award which can only be given to an individual.
Individuals and groups can only be nominated in one category.
The Promoters have the right to change a nominee’s category if another is deemed more appropriate. This will not affect the validity of the nomination.
Without obligating the Promoters to conduct any future awards, award winners cannot be nominated in the same category in subsequent years. Finalists and other nominees may be nominated in the same category in subsequent years.
All nominations submitted become the sole property of the Promoters and will not be returned.
Only nominees who are chosen as an initial ‘shortlist’ will be contacted and asked for permission to proceed through the judging phase. Those contacted will be required to agree to comply with these Rules of Entry and agree to participate in all promotional activities. By giving permission to proceed through to the judging stage, the nominee consents to the Promoters making use of their name(s) and/or photograph(s) and other personal information necessary for publicity purposes as determined by the Promoters.
In addition, the Promoters may use the entries and other information collected for the purposes of evaluating the nominations, judging the Pride of New Zealand Award competition, and promotion of the Pride of New Zealand Awards.
The personal information of each nominator and nominee will be stored on a database by the Promoters. Nominators and nominees have the right to access and request correction of this information. A request to access, update or correct any information should be directed to the Promoters at the addresses set out at the end of these Rules of Entry.
The Promoters may share a nominee’s information with The Radio Network and TSB Bank and, unless the nominee opts out, may contact the nominee in relation to the Pride of New Zealand Awards in future years. If a nominee does not consent to proceed to the judging stage, any personal information held about that nominee will be destroyed and the nomination will be deemed invalid. All award finalists and winners may be required to sign a statutory declaration, provide up to three character referees, whom the Promoters may contact and collect further information from, proof of residency or citizenship and submit to a standard NZ Police check.
The final judging of the nominations will be conducted in July by a panel of judges appointed by the Promoters and finalists will be notified by phone.
If the judges are of the opinion that there is no suitable nominee in any category, no award will be given in that category.
Judges decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Where goods or services are provided by third parties as part of a prize, the Promoters do not warrant the quality of those goods and/or services or the suitability for any particular circumstances. To the maximum extent permitted by law, the Promoters exclude liability for any loss suffered as a result of the use of those goods and/or services.
Regional awards and certificates will be presented at a ceremony held in the PONZ region in which they have been nominated.
There are four regions as defined by the Pride of New Zealand award programme, these are defined as: Auckland including Auckland and Northland; Tauranga including Bay of Plenty, Waikato, Gisborne and Taranaki; Hawkes Bay including Hawkes Bay, Manawatu-Wanganui and Wellington and Christchurch including the South Island.
Nominees, finalists and award winners may be published by the Promoters and appear on broadcasts by NZME Radio.
Each nominator assigns to the Promoters all copyright and other intellectual property rights in all material (written and photographic) sent in as part of a nomination in the Pride of New Zealand Awards.
Each nominator acknowledges that the Promoters, as owner of the copyright in the material, may reproduce or transmit the material in any media for any purpose throughout the world without permission or payment. However, if a nominee does not consent to proceed through to the judging stage, the Promoters will, unless the nominee otherwise consents, destroy all material (written and photographic) sent in by that nominee’s nominator, and will not reproduce or transmit that material.
Each nominator waives their moral rights in the material which they submit with their nomination. Each nominator assures the Promoters that it is the owner of the material which the nominator has submitted as part of the nomination and that if the Promoters use any of that material as contemplated above they will not breach any person’s rights (including copyright or moral rights).
To the maximum extent permitted by law, the Promoters shall not be liable for any costs, expenses, damage or injury which any participant in the competition may suffer or incur in the course of entering this campaign.
The Promoters are NZME Publishing Ltd, at 46 Albert Street, Auckland, New Zealand.
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