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Announcing the EVANZ Awards Finalists 2019

EVANZ Awards Finalists 2019

The judging is complete! Congratulations to all the finalists for the EVANZ Awards 2019. They are:

HPA Excellence in Host Responsibility  
Eden Park, Auckland
Hobbiton Movie Set, Matamata
Westpac Stadium, Wellington

Spotless Best Industry Supplier
Reliance Risk
Sidekicker
Red Badge

VMA Venue Executive of the Year  
Nick Sautner, Eden Park
Adam Reinsfield, Transport World
James Wilson, Baycourt Community and Arts Centre

Simpson Grierson Operational Manager of the Year 
Mike Swan, Spark Arena
Chynna Laughton, Eden Park
Melissa Williams, H3 Group

Ungerboeck Rising Star of the Year Award  
Kyle Evelyn, H3 Group
Matthew Bargent, VBase
Leah Parker, trafalgar Centre and Trafalgar Park

Eventfinda Large Venue of the Year (over 5,000 seats)
Eden Park, Auckland
Claudelands, Hamilton

Pixel Medium Venue of the Year (1,000 to 4,999 seats)
Trafalgar Centre, Nelson
The Civic, Auckland
TSB Stadium, New Plymouth

Ticketmaster Small Venue of the Year (under 1,000 seats)  
Baycourt Community and Arts Centre, Tauranga
Ashburton Trust Events Centre, Ashburton
Q Theatre, Auckland
 

EVANZ Contribution to Industry Award - Announced on the night

EVANZ Supreme Venue of the Year Award (highest scoring nomination across the 3 venue awards - large, medium and small) - announced on the night.

EVANZ Supreme Venue Person of the Year Award (highest scoring nomination across the 3 people awards) - announced on the night.

All winners will be announced at the 2019 EVANZ Awards Dinner, Christchurch Town Hall on Tuesday 26 November.

Book your ticket to the Awards Dinner now! Just complete the online form or email admin@evanz.co.nz

Thank you to all our Awards Sponsors!

 

 

EVANZ Executive Nominations - Closed

Nominations are being called for the EVANZ Executive. Nominations are required for four positions for 2019-2022. If a vote is required this will take place at the EVANZ AGM on Monday 25 November 2019 at Christchurch Town Hall at 4.15pm. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday 30 October 2019 and you will find the nomination form here.

EVANZ Awards 2019

Nominations have now closed for the 2019 EVANZ Awards. Finalists will be announced on 7 November 2019. All awards will be presented at the Annual Awards Dinner on Tuesday 26 November at Christchurch Town Hall.

Eleven Awards are up for grabs in the 2019 EVANZ Awards Programme: 

2019 Awards:

Venue Categories

  • Eventfinda Large Venue of the Year Award (over 5,000 capacity)
  • EVANZ Medium Venue of the Year Award (1,001 - 4,999 capacity)
  • Ticketmaster Small Venue of the Year Award (0 - 1,000 capacity)

People Categories

  • VMA Venue Executive of the Year Award
  • Simpson Grierson Operational Manager of the Year Award
  • Ungerboeck Rising Star of the Year Award

Excellence Categories

  • HPA Excellence in Host Responsibility Award
  • Spotless Best Industry Supplier Award (Open to Associate Members)
  • EVANZ Contribution to Industry Award (Selected and decided by EVANZ Executive)

Supreme Categories

  • EVANZ Supreme Person of the year Award (Highest scoring person from the people categories)
  • EVANZ Supreme Venue of the Year Award (Highest scoring venue from the venue categories)

AWARDS INFORMATION 2019 - see the attachment below for full details.

JUDGING CRITERIA

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS - BEST INDUSTRY SUPPLIER AWARD INFORMATION

 

 

Taupō Ironman Scholarship Now Open

SCHOLARSHIP DATE: 6 - 9  March 2020

Applications Close: 30 November 2019

 

Applications are now open for the EVANZ Taupō Ironman Scholarship for 2020. This is your chance to experience this iconic event from a ‘behind the scenes’ perspective and soak up the atmosphere that is IRONMAN New Zealand:

  1. Arriving in Taupō on Friday 6 March, you will be exposed to Taupō’s venues, key event players and the multiple workstreams that bring this event to life.
  2. You will have VIP access throughout the event  including the VIP breakfast to watch the race start, the VIP tent on the finish line, and you will be hosted in the VIP area for the awards dinner on the Sunday night.
  3. You will experience hands-on setups and even be recruited to sun-block the athletes as well as handing out medals on the finish line.  
  4. Departing on Monday 9 March, you will be officially established as one of  Taupō's newest locals.

 

What's Involved:

The programme will take place between Friday 6 and Monday 9 March 2020.

The successful applicant(s) will receive $500 towards the cost of accommodation and travel (see T&Cs). 

Recipients must be available to deliver a presentation about their experience at the EVANZ end of year Conference. 

To Apply: 

Please complete and submit the online application form. Please note:

  • You will need to include a summary of your career history and future goals (max 150 words);
  • You will need to upload a letter of recommendation from your employer or venue manager.

Terms and Conditions:

  • One person will be awarded the scholarship.  Any EVANZ member venue can apply. 
  • The recipient must be able to travel to Taupō between Friday 6 and Monday 9 March 2020.
  • The scholarship will not be carried over to subsequent years.
  • A recipient of the scholarship cannot apply again at any time in the future.
  • A member venue can apply on behalf of one staff member only per year.  
  • A second successful applicant will be chosen as a replacement if the successful  applicants is unable to attend due to re-employment at another venue, leaving the industry or death. 
  • The scholarship is not transferable to another person from the same venue or any other venue.
  • The successful applicant(s) will receive $500 towards the cost of travel and accommodation ($250 from EVANZ and $250 from Taupō Venues) 
  • The successful applicant must prepare a written report at the conclusion of the scholarship, to be submitted to  Taupō Venues and EVANZ. The applicant will be required to present this report at the 2020 end of year EVANZ Conference.

REVIEW PANEL:

The review panel will consist of one representative from Taupō Venues and one representative from the EVANZ Executive (providing the applicant is not from the same venue as the Executive Member). Review panel decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

ANNOUNCEMENT:

Successful applicants will be advised in writing in the week commencing Monday 2 December 2019.

 

EVANZ Awards 2018

Awards Nominations have now closed. Thank you to all those venues and individuals who submitted nominations. These have been forwarded to our Judges.

Here are the finalists for this year

Eleven Awards are up for grabs in the 2018 EVANZ Awards Programme launched this week.  All members were invited to submit nominations for the awards. This year's awards relate to activities from 1 October 2017 - 30 September 2018. 

2018 Awards:

Venue Categories

  • Eventfinda Large Venue of the Year Award (over 5,000 seats)
  • Sidekicker Medium Venue of the Year Award (1,001 - 4,999 seats)
  • Ticketmaster Small Venue of the Year Award (0 - 1,000 seats)

People Categories

  • Ticketek Venue Executive of the Year Award
  • Simpson Grierson Operations Manager of the Year Award
  • Ungerboeck Rising Star of the Year Award

Excellence Categories

  • HPA Excellence in Host Responsibility Award
  • EVANZ Best Industry Supplier Award (Open to Associate Members)
  • EVANZ Contribution to Industry Award (Selected and decided by EVANZ Executive)

Supreme Categories

  • EVANZ Supreme Person of the year Award (Highest scoring person from the people categories)
  • Vidcom Supreme Venue of the Year Award (Highest scoring venue from the venue categories)

AWARDS INFORMATION 2018

AWARDS NOMINATION FORM (All category awards except Best Industry Supplier Award - see separate information)

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS - BEST INDUSTRY SUPPLIER AWARD INFORMATION

All nominations and submissions closed on 1 October 2018.  Finalists will be announced on 7 November 2018.  All awards will be presented at the Annual Awards Dinner on Tuesday 27 November at Eden Park in Auckland.

EVANZ Announces New GM

Sally-Anne CoatesThe EVANZ board are pleased to announce that Sally-Anne Coates (pictured right) will take over from Lynn Robinson as General Manager of EVANZ.

Sally-Anne started out as a theatre press officer in the UK and continued her career in the venue industry with a stint at Wembley Stadium before moving to the commercial sector and working for a series of household names in the UK including T-Mobile and Royal Doulton, where she was Director of Marketing Services.

After moving to New Zealand in 2003, Sally-Anne had a break to raise her family of four before resuming her career and was most recently part of the team at New Plymouth Event Venues as Business Development Officer. She is no stranger to EVANZ, having attended both the mid-year and end of year conference on numerous occasions and was the recipient of the inaugural Spark Arena Scholarship in 2018.

Keith Parker, chairman of EVANZ, says "We welcome Sally-Anne to the EVANZ team and would like to acknowledge all the work that Lynn Robinson has done for our Association over the past year, placing Sally-Anne in a great position to move EVANZ forward. The board and I wish Lynn all the very best, we are sure that we will continue to work with her in her new role with Tourism Industry Aotearoa."

Sally-Anne will commence the role on Wednesday 28 August. Her email address will be gm@evanz.co.nz.

Auckland Live Scholarship - Closed

AUCKLAND LIVE SCHOLARSHIP

scholarship DATE: BETWEEN OCTOBER 2019 - MAY 2020

Applications Closed: 31 August 2019

Auckland Live - Aotea Centre

Auckland Live is offering up to two recipients the opportunity to spend up to three days with the Auckland Live team. This is an excellent opportunity for managers and staff from other EVANZ member venues to learn and observe processes and systems put in place by Auckland Live to manage venues under its control. 

What's Involved:

  • The training programme will take place over 3 days at a mutually agreed time between October 2019 and May 2020.
  • The successful applicant(s) will receive accommodation in Auckland arranged by Auckland Live for up to 3 nights (applicable only to recipients who live outside the greater Auckland area).
  • The successful applicant(s) will receive reimbursement for the cost of airfares providing you live more than a 3 hour drive from Auckland (see T&Cs). 
  • Recipients must be available to deliver a presentation about their experience at the EVANZ end of year Conference. 

To Apply: 

Please complete and submit the online application form. Please note:

  • You will need to include a summary of your career history and future goals (max 150 words);
  • You will need to upload a letter of recommendation from your employer or venue manager.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Up to 2 people per year will be awarded the scholarship.  Any EVANZ member venue can apply. 
  • The recipient must be able to travel to Auckland for a period of 3 days at a mutually agreed time between October 2019 and May 2020.
  • The scholarship will not be carried over to subsequent years.
  • Auckland Live will provide training in the areas indicated on the application form.
  • A recipient of the scholarship cannot apply again at any time in the future.
  • A member venue can apply on behalf of one staff member only per year.  
  • A third successful applicant will be chosen as a replacement if one of the successful two applicants is unable to attend due to re-employment at another venue, leaving the industry or death. In the event of injury or illness the successful applicant can apply to Auckland Live for an alternative date within the agreed timeframe. If this is not possible the third applicant rule will apply.
  • The scholarship is not transferable to another person from the same venue or any other venue.
  • The successful applicant(s) will receive accommodation in Auckland arranged by Auckland Live for up to 3 nights (applicable only to recipients who live outside the greater Auckland area).
  • The successful applicant(s) will receive reimbursement for the cost of airfares providing you live more than a 3 hours drive from Auckland. Airfares must be 'best value' and submitted to Auckland Live for approval prior to purchase. Reimbursement will be made by Auckland Live upon submission of proof of purchase of approved flights.
  • The successful applicant must prepare a written report at the conclusion of the scholarship, to be submitted to Auckland Live and EVANZ. The applicant will be required to present this report at the end of year EVANZ Conference.

REVIEW PANEL:

The review panel will consist of one representative from Auckland Live and one representative from the EVANZ Executive (providing the applicant is not from the same venue as the Executive Member). Review panel decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

ANNOUNCEMENT:

Successful applicants will be advised in writing in the week commencing Monday 9 September 2019.

 

EVANZ Seeks New GM

It is with much regret that we advise our members that our General Manager Lynn Robinson has chosen not to renew her contract. She will be finishing her role on 31 August 2019 to take up a full time role with Tourism Industry Aotearoa. Many of you will know that Lynn has been wearing two hats for the past year - juggling the part-time management of EVANZ with the role of Sustainability Advocate with TIA. Lynn is very passionate about sustainability and is looking forward to focusing on just one role. She will still be working closely with our industry, providing support and advice on sustainability.
 
The EVANZ board would like to thank Lynn for the significant contribution that she has made in the year that she has been with us. She has certainly put us in a great position to move the association forward. Lynn is working on finalising a number of projects before her departure, including the EVANZ strategic plan 2020-2022, which will provide clear direction for EVANZ for the next three years.
 
We wish Lynn all the very best and look forward to working with her in the new role.
 
We are now advertising for a new General Manager. The Position Description can be found here. To apply or for more information, please visit the job ad on SEEK

Eden Park Scholarship 2019 Now Open for Applications

EDEN PARK SCHOLARSHIP

EVENT DATE: 15 - 17 AUGUST 2019

Applications Are Now Closed for 2019

Eden Park rugby game

Eden Park is offering up to 4 recipients the opportunity to attend the All Blacks/Australia rugby game on 17 August 2019, and the 2 days prior to the game (15-16 August), as an observer. This is an excellent opportunity for managers and staff from other EVANZ member venues to learn and observe processes and systems put in place by Eden Park to manage events under its control. 

What's Involved:

  • Recipients must be available to attend the event at Eden Park, Auckland, from 15 -17 August 2019.
  • EVANZ will contribute up to $250 per recipient to assist with accommodation or travel costs.
  • Recipients must be available to deliver a presentation about their experience at the EVANZ end of year Conference. 

To Apply: 

Please complete and submit the online application form. Please note:

  • You will need to include a summary of your career history and future goals (max 150 words);
  • You will need to upload a letter of recommendation from your employer or venue manager.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Up to 4 people per year will be awarded the scholarship.  Any EVANZ member venue can apply. 
  • The scholarship must be taken on the 3 days 15 - 17 August 2019 – note in 2019 the Scholarship coincides with the All Blacks versus Australia rugby game. The Scholarship must be taken on these dates. If you are unable to attend on these dates do not apply.
  • Eden Park will provide training in the areas indicated on the application form.
  • A recipient of the scholarship cannot apply again at any time in the future.
  • A member venue can apply on behalf of one staff member only per year.  
  • The scholarship is not transferable to another person from the same venue or any other venue.
  • The successful applicants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements. EVANZ will subsidise these costs with a grant of $250 per scholarship recipient. Accommodation deals may be available so it is recommended recipients check with Eden Park before booking accommodation. 
  • The successful applicant must prepare a written report at the conclusion of the Scholarship, to be submitted to Eden Park and EVANZ. The applicant will be required to present this report at the end of year EVANZ Conference in Christchurch.

REVIEW PANEL:

The review panel will consist of one representative from Eden Park and one representative from the EVANZ Executive (providing the applicant is not from the same venue as the Executive Member). Review Panel decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

ANNOUNCEMENT:

Successful applicants will be advised in writing in the week commencing Monday 1 July 2019.

Member Logos

As part of our commitment to sustainability, we have moved away from printed stickers and certificates and we are proud to launch our new digital logos for Venue Members and Associate Members. Square and rectangular logos are available for dark or light backgrounds. These can be used on your website, marketing collateral, email signature and so on. You can download the logos below. Please also download the logo guidelines to ensure you use the logos correctly. If you have any questions about the use of the logo, please email gm@evanz.co.nz.

EVANZ venue member logo    Associate member logo

 

 

 

 

 

DOWNLOAD THE LOGOS (Dropbox links):

Venue member logos

Associate member logos