How do I know which category to enter?
Our category descriptions section has lots of information and detailed judging criteria. You can also sign up for one of our Awards Entry Assistance workshops to find out more about the new award categories – we are running them face-to-face in Auckland and online.
Can we enter more than one category?
Yes. All entries submitted must fulfil the entry requirements of the chosen category.
Can we enter a programme of work we are running in an overseas office?
No, entries must relate to workplace diversity and inclusion programmes or initiatives benefitting employees who are resident and working in New Zealand.
We are a previous winner – can we enter this again?
Yes, but if you are entering a programme or initiative that has previously won a Diversity Awards NZ™ category or been highly commended by the judging panel, you must provide evidence of significant new development.
Our business supplies services that increase diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Can we enter the awards?
The Impact category is open to organisations in the private and/or charitable sectors whose core business is to facilitate the provision of more equitable workplace opportunities.
Our organisation does work in the community to support diversity and inclusion. Can we enter those programmes?
No, entries must provide evidence of how your organisation is advancing a culture of diversity and inclusion within the New Zealand workplace.
Should we enter under our organisation’s name or the name of the programme or initiative?
Entrants will be referred to by the name they entered under on the official online entry form throughout the awards programme and on all subsequent awards collateral or marketing material produced to support the awards programme. Entering these awards sends a signal to the workforce that you are a business that values diversity and inclusion so it’s preferable to enter under your organisation’s name, enhancing your employer brand. Please ensure all names and titles are correct as they cannot be changed halfway through the programme.
I started an entry, but I can’t find it.
If you saved your entry in our online entry platform, you would have received an email with a resume link that takes you back to finish it. If you can’t find it, check your email junk folder. If you still can’t find it, you will have to begin your entry again.
I have saved my pdfs and files but every time I go back into my entry, I can’t see them.
Attachments must be uploaded to the system once you are ready to submit your entry. They won’t be saved until that point.
I can’t load my video file
Due to the size of video files, we can’t host them in our system. If you would like to show our judges a video to support your entry, upload it to a video sharing platform such as YouTube or Vimeo and include the link in the video field of the entry form.
How can I add more photos or evidence files?
We are happy for you to email us extra photos to firstname.lastname@example.org – please include the name of the organisation and the entry category the photos illustrate. We allow entrants to submit up to six PDFs as supporting evidence for each entry to ensure reviewing entries is manageable for our judges. Supporting evidence must not exceed 1500 words.
Can I just upload or send a PDF or hard copy of my entry?
No, a separate online entry form is required to be submitted for each award entered, using the text fields supplied. Please keep to the word limit of 1500 words. However, you can supply up to another 1500 words in supporting evidence as PDFs within the form.
Why do we need to provide photographs?
We use entrant photographs to illustrate the case studies produced for finalists and the annual magazine we create to showcase our award winners.
Do you have finalists?
Yes, finalists will be announced in after entries close.
What happens if I am a finalist?
Our team will be in touch to let you know when representatives from our judging panel can do a physical or online site visit. We will also work with you to create a short video of the work you are doing.
When will we find out if we have won?
We plan to announce our winners at an event in September. Make sure you have signed up for our newsletters and we will keep you posted with all the details.