2019 is gearing up to be another incredible year at NSANZ. Not only will we have world-class speakers from around the globe, here on our doorstep at our NSANZ National Conference in Auckland including our annual NSANZ Gala Dinner and Awards Night. This is the time of the year that we get to recognise our peers and their accomplishments.

Irrespective whether you have been with NSANZ since its inception back in 1994 or you have joined within the last year, you can be part of this auspicious event.

This is the official announcement that we have now opened up the call for Applications for the 2019 Award.  There are three categories that you might be able to apply for:

By clicking on the links above you can read the criteria for each category and what is expected. 

To help you, here’s a summary of some of the big milestones:

Notification of your request to be nominated for each Award close by 4:00pm on Friday the 18th January 2019. 

At this level, you need to send in an email to awards@NationalSpeakers.org.nz stating your name and the category that you want to apply for.  This doesn’t oblige you to supply an application, but it reserves a spot for you on the podium!  If you don’t meet this deadline, we’re unable to allow you to apply.

Submission of full applications close by 4:00pm on Friday the 25th of January 2019. 

You have until this date to collate ALL your supporting documentation – an unedited video of you training or speaking (ideally at least 20 minutes and with an MC introduction), client testimonials and your application summary.  If you miss this deadline, your application will not be taken any further.

To apply for the Awards you need to qualify under the following criteria:

All Categories:

  • Submissions are self-nominated.
  • Candidates may enter multiple award categories where they meet the required eligibility criteria.
  • All submissions are in electronic format ONLY.
  • Quality and Professionalism of entries counts.

All links to videos, documents must work and easy to access. NSANZ will be providing Dropbox, or similar, for all submissions.

Fast Track Scholarship

  • All applicants must be a financial member of NSANZ.
  • To have been speaking professionally for less than 3 years prior to awards deadline.
  • Community Involvement – giving back in their community and also helping at NSANZ actively.
  • Education/ Background No specific but some expertise in their area or topic
  • Business Plan including financials for growing your business over the next year.

Bright Star – Emerging Speaker of the Year

  • All applicants must be either an Accredited Member or Professional Member only.
  • To have been speaking professionally for less than 3 years prior to awards deadline.
  • Have been a full financial member of NSANZ for a minimum of 3 calendar months prior to awards deadline.

Speaker of the Year

  • All applicants must be an Accredited Member, Professional Member or Certified Speaking Professional accredited member of NSANZ.
  • Have been speaking/presenting professionally for more than 3 years prior to the award deadline.
  • Have been a full financial member of NSANZ for a minimum of 3 calendar months prior to awards deadline.

Educator of the Year

  • All applicants must be an Accredited Member, Professional Member or Certified Speaking Professional accredited member of NSANZ.
  • Have been speaking/presenting professionally for more than 3 years prior to the award deadline.
  • Have been a full financial member of NSANZ for a minimum of 3 calendar months prior to awards deadline.

We also have the Fast-track Scholarship Award which is open to NSANZ Members who have been speaking for under 3 years and have been Members of NSANZ for between 6 months and 30 months.  Full details of the Fast-track Scholarship criteria can be found here.

Finally, we would like to encourage you all to consider putting yourself forward for an award this year.  And we’d like to wish you all the best for your application!