2023 AWARDS DIARY
6 December 2023: Our award finalists and winners will be celebrated in the New Year 2024. We'll soon confirm the new details for the awards.
Preparations are underway to announce this year's finalists.
Recognising biosecurity champions
The New Zealand Biosecurity Awards are our way of celebrating people and organisations across the country who are contributing to New Zealand's biosecurity – in our communities, businesses, schools, iwi and Māori organisations, universities, councils, government agencies.
We want to recognise the incredible individuals and teams who are working hard to help ensure our country and its unique environment are safe from pests and diseases through their contributions – through science, research, and innovations – to biosecurity.
It takes all of us to protect what we've got but there are a few champions worth celebrating.
Who can be nominated?
The awards are open to people and organisations across New Zealand who contribute to biosecurity. Individuals, groups, and up-and-coming leaders.
There are 9 award categories. All category winners are eligible for the New Zealand Biosecurity Supreme Award.
If you are thinking about entering in 2023, you should choose the category best suited to the biosecurity work, the individual, or the group that deserves recognition. You can enter more than one category, but you must submit a separate application for each category.
- BioHeritage Challenge Community Award
- New Zealand Biosecurity Kura (School) Award
- Te Uru Kahika Māori Award
- GIA Industry Award
- Eagle Technology Local and Central Government Award
- New Zealand Biosecurity Science Award
- Mondiale VGL Innovation Award
You can also nominate an up-and-coming leader you'd like to see recognised for their contribution to biosecurity in New Zealand for the AsureQuality Emerging Leader Award.
To recognise a lifetime commitment to biosecurity, nominate a group or individual for the Minister's Biosecurity Award.