Nominations for the Blake Award are now open

NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN – BLAKE AWARDS 2019

The annual BLAKE Awards recognise and celebrate people whose leadership has delivered high impact results and contributed to a more sustainable future for New Zealand. This year there are three award categories, plus the prestigious Blake Medal. See below for more information and get your nomination in before Sunday 5th May.

 

2018 Blake Leadership Award winners pictured with the Governor-General: 
Dr Miles Gregory, Rochelle Constantine, Soana Pamaka, Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy, David Cameron, Dame Tariana Turia (Blake Medallist), Sandra Alofivae & Peter Beck.

 

AWARD INFORMATION

BLAKE AWARD: This award recognises and celebrates people whose leadership has delivered high impact results and contributed to a more sustainable future for New Zealand. Consideration will be given to leadership creating impact across any of social, cultural, environmental or economic areas of New Zealand society. Up to four awards are presented annually.

BLAKE AWARD – ENVIRONMENT: This award recognises and celebrates people whose leadership has delivered high impact results with a significant emphasis on environmental sustainability.  This can include fields such as science, education, communication, or general environmental leadership.

BLAKE AWARD – YOUTH: This new award recognises and celebrates young people aged 13-20 whose leadership creates an impact on a sustainable future for New Zealand.  Consideration will be given to leadership creating impact across any of social, cultural, environmental or economic areas of New Zealand society. This award may relate specifically to a project.

CRITERIA (FOR ALL ABOVE CATEGORIES)
  • Demonstrate outstanding leadership
  • Create an impact and help contribute to a sustainable future for NZ
  • Ability to clearly communicate a vision and inspire others
  • Display some or all of the characteristics that Sir Peter Blake himself demonstrated, including:
    • belief in achieving extraordinary things
    • the initiative to pursue an idea
    • a desire for constant improvement
    • trusting and empowering teammates
    • integrity
    • having fun
  • Demonstrate a commitment to New Zealand (and be a New Zealand citizen)

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BLAKE MEDAL: The Blake Medal recognises and celebrates people whose leadership has helped create a more sustainable future for New Zealand and/or globally, usually over an extended period of time.

CRITERIA
  • Demonstrate outstanding leadership at the highest levels of their field
  • Create an impact and help lead a sustainable future for NZ and/or globally
  • Ability to clearly communicate a vision and inspire others
  • Display some or all of the characteristics that Sir Peter Blake himself demonstrated, including:
    • belief in achieving extraordinary things
    • the initiative to pursue an idea
    • a desire for constant improvement
    • trusting and empowering teammates
    • integrity
    • having fun
  • Is a New Zealander