Downer Tararua Sports Awards
Nomination Criteria 2020
Please read carefully
1 January to 31 December 2019 (list performance in this period only).
Nominations close: Friday 27 March 2020
Nominees under consideration for awards must meet at least one of the criteria below:
- Be a member of a club or organisation for their nominated sport in the Tararua District during the award period.
- Have represented Tararua in their chosen discipline during the award period.
- Be commonly acknowledged as a Tararua sportsperson*.
- Please ensure the information presented on the nomination form is as clear as possible as it is used by the judges to make an informed decision.
- Clubs/organisations/individuals are able to put forward nominations in more than one category. Each nomination must be received on the official form.
- Selection of finalists and winners will be made by an independent panel of judges.
The Judging Panel’s decision is final, and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into.
*”Be commonly acknowledged as a Tararua sportsperson”. The intent of this, is to ensure we still are able to include those sportspeople that are widely regarded as a Tararua sportsperson but because of the demands of their sport cannot meet either of the other two criteria. This is not intended to catch any and all sportspeople who have passed through the Tararua District but those that developed here through school and/or club sport, have a community connection, and still would recognise themselves as someone from the Tararua District. We would be happy to hold discussions with each sport to help them work through this if required.
Each finalist will receive two complimentary tickets to the awards evening on Friday 15 May, 2020, Dannevirke Town Hall.
Candidates may be nominated in the following categories. Clubs/organisations/individuals can make more than one nomination in any category.
Each nomination must be submitted on a separate nomination form.
Sportsperson of the Year
Open to any individual who has performed with excellence at Regional, National or International level as an individual or in a team.
Junior Sportswoman of the Year
Open to any sportswoman aged 21 years or under on the first day of the qualifying period, who has performed with excellence at Regional, National or International level as an individual or in a team.
Junior Sportsman of the Year
Open to any sportsman aged 21 years or under on the first day of the qualifying period, who has performed with excellence at Regional, National or International level as an individual or in a team.
Official of the Year
Open to any referee, umpire, judge, timekeeper or variation of, who has had an outstanding performance.
Coach of the Year
Open to any coach who has made an outstanding contribution to sport.
Administrator/Volunteer of the Year
Open to any sports administrator who has made an outstanding contribution to a club, association or regional sports organisations. Open to both paid and volunteer administrators.
Team of the Year
Open to any sports team who has performed with excellence at Regional, National or International level.
Supreme Award and Personality of the Year Award
All category winners are eligible for the Supreme Award and the Personality of the Year Award.
*Depending on number, and quality of nominations received in any given year, it will be up to the discretion of the judges to decide to select finalists from the nominees, or to only recognize the winner of the category.
A selection of finalists will be made by a panel of 5 – 7 judges from within the Tararua District.
The judging panel’s decision is final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into.
OVERVIEW OF JUDGING CRITERIA
Judges will work through all applications to make their final decisions.
Individual Athlete and Team Awards – Senior/Junior
Some examples of how they will make their decisions are listed below:
- Level of achievement (e.g. Regional, National, and International).
- Status of Event (e.g. Olympics, World Championships, National Champs, Regional Champs).
- Status of Sport – Judges may look at the international status of the sport, looking into things like quality of field and how many countries are competitive at the top end of the sport.
For Coach/Official/Administrator Awards
- Roles and duties carried out.
- The contribution to the development and success of the sport.
- Their team’s success and how they contributed.
- Level of contribution (e.g. NZ Team, Local Team)