The New Zealand Energy Excellence Awards recognise excellence and achievement across the energy sector. They communicate and educate the sector and the public on the critical work being done to ensure reliable and affordable energy supply as we transition to a net-zero future. 

Enter and tell your story: 

  • Lead the growth and development of the sector by sharing useful information via stories of success 

  • Establish a position of leadership through demonstration or association 

  • Attract and retain talent and investment through your values and behaviour 

  • Strengthen your social licence and commitment to social responsibility 

The New Zealand Energy Excellence Awards categories are chosen to reflect today’s business priorities and offer entry opportunities for organisations and individuals. 

We encourage prospective entrants to consider projects, products, policies and people. And that ‘business as usual’ activity might actually be best-in-class. 


  • Entry quality is important. It should be well written, accurate and to-the-point.  

  • A winning entry is a well told good story. It is up to you to convince the judges why your project, individual or initiative is excellent in your entry form.  

  • Start early,  it takes time to write a good entry 

  • Your business-as-usual might be so excellent that it takes the award home– don’t be discouraged from entering if your day-to-day operations are best-in-class. 

  • The CE and/or members of SLT often want to be involved in compiling the entry and the final proof. Get the team together to agree on the process, sign off and involvement levels. 


  • Think strategically
  • Play to your strengths
  • Sense check – read aloud
  • Create the final version – get it signed off
  • No extension will be given, so get started now
  • Get everyone booked in: Input, review, sign off, awards dinner