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Selwyn Awards 2018

Recognising success in our community

Who in Selwyn deserves to be recognised for their outstanding achievements? Who are the local ‘heroes’ in your community?

The Selwyn Awards are presented every two years to individuals and organisations who live or work in Selwyn and honour outstanding work or inspirational achievements.

The awards are an opportunity to celebrate success in:
  • Arts, Culture & Heritage
  • Community Service
  • Environmental
  • Innovation Excellence (new award for 2018)
  • Large Business
  • Small Business
  • Sport
  • Tourism
  • Young Achievers

For the first time, you also get to have your say and vote for your favourite nominee for the People’s Choice Award.

Nominations for 2018 are now closed

Gala dinner tickets are now on sale!

Don’t miss what promises to be The highlight of the Selwyn Social calendar. With an incredible menu, created from local produce, amazing entertainment and the chance to celebrate Selwyn's amazing achievers, grab your tickets now to the 2018 Selwyn Awards Gala Dinner.

Tickets are available as single tickets or purchase 8 to have one table. Tickets to the diner are $75pp, available through i-Ticket

If you are planning on attending the 2018 Selwyn Awards with friends/family and/or award nominees, please make sure you book your tickets together. Each award nominee receives a unique dinner ticket code to redeem their free gala dinner ticket – these codes can be redeemed as part of a group booking.

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People's Choice voting is open!

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Dates to watch out for

Nominations (online) open: 9 April–15 June
Gala Dinner tickets on sale: 28 May–27 July (5pm)
People's Choice Voting: 22 June–28 July

Awards Gala Dinner: Saturday 4 August, Lincoln Event Centre

The 2018 Selwyn Awards will be celebrated with a gala dinner at The Lincoln Event Centre on Saturday 4 August 2018, where all nominees will be celebrated and the runners up and winners in each category will be announced.

The gala dinner combines the excitement of the presentation of the awards with a fantastic menu (created utilising ingredients sourced from local producers), beverages (featuring Selwyn wine and beer) and amazing entertainment.

This will be THE highlight of the Selwyn social calendar – you won’t want to miss out!

Who were our 2016 winners?

 Agri-Business winner Arts and Culture winner Community Service winner


Gladfield Malt Ltd

Arts & Culture

Amelia Dunbar

Community Service

Neville Sinclair Benny

 Environmental winner Large Business winner Small Business winner


West Rolleston Primary School, Te Kura o Te uru Kowhai Establishment Board of Trustees (EBoT)

Large Business

The Laboratory

Small Business

COBi Digital Productions Ltd

 Sport winner Tourism winner Young Achiever winner


Francie Turner


The Tea House

Young Achiever

Elin Harris

Sponsorship of the Selwyn Awards

The Awards are a community run event which are primarily funded through sponsorship and ticket sales.

We would like to thank our generous sponsors


Storage King logo Warren and Mahoney logo ANZ logo

Small Business

Arts, Culture & Heritage

Community Service

New World logo Monadelphous logo Stantec Logo 

Young Achiever



 HEB Construction logoBuddle Findlay logo Sicon logo


Large Business


IPORT logo   

People's Choice



Planz Consultants


Boffa Miskell

Sponsorship opportunities still available

Sponsorship of the 2018 Selwyn Awards enables your company to:

  • Profile your commitment to the Selwyn district and show your support for important community initiatives
  • Promote to your staff, suppliers, clients, stakeholders and target market your involvement and contribution to the awards
  • Host clients, suppliers or staff at the awards dinner

There are a variety of sponsorship packages available for the 2018 Selwyn Awards so show your support and sign up today [PDF, 371 KB].

The future of Selwyn is bright – help us celebrate local success and honour the amazing achievements of  individuals and businesses in our district.

For more information, contact our Event Managers on