Best practice awards are made to an individual NZPI Member, or to any organisation, group, or body whose members include a member of the New Zealand Planning Institute. The Best Practice awards recognise outstanding creativity, innovation, and service. So, if you have a project, no matter how small or large, that is innovative and reflects best practice then please take the opportunity to celebrate and share your work and learnings by submitting a nomination to the NZPI Annual Awards.
The NZPI Annual Awards celebrate best practice in the following categories:
The New Zealand Planning Institute Rodney Davies Project Award recognises innovation and creative excellence in the undertaking and completion of a physical work or development. The award is given out annually at the NZPI Conference to an individual NZPI member or to an organisation/group which includes an NZPI member.
The award will recognise excellence in:
From the winners of the best practice categories and the Project Award the Awards Committee select the winner of the Nancy Northcroft Planning Practice Award, NZPI’s supreme practice award.
The New Zealand Planning Institute John Mawson Award of Merit may be made from time to time to any organisation or person in recognition of a meritorious individual or one-off contribution to the theory or practice of planning. Nominated organisations must include at least one NZPI member, while nominated individuals must be NZPI members. The grant will be formally presented at the 2020 Annual Conference in Nelson.
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The New Zealand Planning Institute® Lance Leikis Award recognises a significant contribution to the planning profession by a Graduate planner.
Graduate Planners can be nominated for the Lance Leikis Award by any other member of the NZPI. The award is presented annually at the NZPI Conference and includes a financial contribution of $1,200.
The Alfred O. Glasse Award shall be made annually by the Institute in recognition of outstanding services to planning by non-planners.
If you would like to submit a nomination for the Alfred O. Glasse Award, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
The NZPI Community Awareness Award shall be made from time to time, but not more often than annually to any non-professional member of the public or community organisation actively involved in planning. This award will recognise via active engagement with the media to encourage community awareness on the value of planning.
If you would like to submit a nomination for the NZPI Community Awareness Award, please email email@example.com for details.
The NZPI Media Award shall be made annually to an individual to recognise excellence in coverage of planning and/or environmental issues in any type of media. The award will be judged on the basis of a portfolio provided by applicants that contains their three best items addressing planning and/or environmental issues. The award will carry a cash prize of $2000.
If you would like to submit a nomination for the NZPI Media Award Award, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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