What is new this year?

Who is eligible to enter the awards?

What if I have entered the awards before?

What benefits will I get from entering the awards?

What are this years categories?

Can I submit more than one entry?

What happens if I miss the closing date?

Who judges my entry?

What prizes am I eligible to win?

How will I know if my entry is successful?

 

What is new in 2021?

This year will be the final Hawke's Bay Health Awards as we know it, with DHBs being disestablished from July next year. We want to celebrate this final event and recognise present and past teams and individuals who have made a huge contribution to health in Hawke's Bay. 

This is also the 10th Health Awards so we also want to make it a huge celebration and thank our sponsors over the past years. See our Sponsors page.

This is a new format for the event this year, with it being a daytime, family friendly event. There will be no cost for people to attend and health workers are encouraged to bring their families to the event. 

There will be food trucks with an array of food available to purchase, and plenty of entertainment and fun activities.

 

Who is eligible to enter the awards?

  • The awards are open to any individual, team or organisation working to benefit the health and wellbeing of people in Hawke’s Bay.
  • Improvements, initiatives or programmes entered for the awards must be current and operated from a base in the Hawke’s Bay DHB area (though not necessarily exclusive to the district).
  • Entries should reflect new initiatives commenced, work formally evaluated or completed, and results obtained during the period 1 July 2019 – 30 June 2021.

 

What if I have entered the awards before?

We encourage people who have entered in previous awards programmes to enter again; either a new project or initiative, or in relation to a previous entry where there has been significant further work or review, and additional evidence and results obtained.

 

What benefits will I get from entering the awards?

The Hawke’s Bay Health Awards process represents the most prestigious opportunity to showcase health in the region.  You will gain publicity, exposure and recognition of your work, as well as the opportunity to highlight your commitment to achieving excellence in the services you provide. Award winners will be encouraged to present and showcase their initiative to others. This will ensure success and learnings are shared across the Hawke’s Bay health system.

 

What are the categories this year?

The 2021 Hawke's Bay Health Awards award categories are (click on links to download entry form):

All category winners are eligible for the Supreme Award.

Can I submit more than one entry?

Yes. However, each entry must focus on different initiatives. Entrants should carefully consider which category to enter to ensure their entry reflects the award category requirements.

 

What happens if I miss the closing date?

All entries must be in by the closing date of 4.00pm Tuesday 5 October 2021.

Unfortunately late entries or incomplete entries are not eligible for the 2021 awards programme. 

 

Who judges my entry?

Entries will be shortlisted following review and feedback from representatives of the Hawke’s Bay’s Clinical Council, Hawke's Bay Health Consumer Council and Māori Relationship Board before going to a judging panel for final decisions to be made. The judges' decisions are final.

 

What prizes am I eligible to win?

  • Each winning entry will receive a framed certificate acknowledging their achievement. 
  • Prize money of $500 will be awarded to the winning entry in each category.
  • The Supreme Award winner will receive $1500 and the Hawke’s Bay Health Awards Supreme Winner trophy, a taonga which is held in the Supreme Winner’s safekeeping on behalf of all winners and the sector, until it is returned to the judges to be presented the following year. 
  • Highly commended acknowledgements may be awarded in any category at the judging panel’s discretion.

 

How will I know if my entry is successful?

Award recipients will be announced at the Hawke's Bay Health Awards 2021 event on Sunday 14 November 2021.

The event is not to be missed!

It is a family friendly event to be held at the Hawke's Bay Regional Sports park, with an array of food trucks, activites and entertainment.