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Last modified: 14 Jul 2021 10:50am

An acrobat performs at the Selwyn Awards 2018

The Selwyn Awards have sold out with the largest number of nominees and the biggest crowd yet set to attend the highly anticipated event.

Excitement has peaked for the Council-run Awards with tickets for the 400 seat awards evening at Lincoln Event Centre selling out in three weeks.

The number of nominations for the awards has also doubled from 50 nominees in 2018 to 100 nominations this year, while the people’s choice awards has received almost 5000 votes.

The awards recognise the outstanding work and achievements of businesses, not-for-profit organisations and individuals who live or work within the Selwyn district. This year the awards are presented by Iport and the Council gratefully acknowledges all of our sponsors without whom the awards would not be possible.

The interest is a great example of the growing success of the awards, Council Group Manager Community Services and Facilities Denise Kidd says.

“We know that these awards have been a big part of the Selwyn calendar in the past, but this really goes to show the value that people place on the awards and their prestige. It is so exciting to see how much people have embraced the awards this year and the changes we’ve made to try and build again on the fantastic nights we’ve had in the past.”

The awards have been given a fresh feel this year, with changes to encourage participation, highlight some of the areas of particular excellence and enhance the gala evening.

If you have been nominated for an award, but do not yet have a ticket for the gala dinner please call us on 0800 SELWYN (735 996) or email For more information on the awards visit the Selwyn Awards website.