Seafood Sustainability Awards terms and conditions of entry

By entering the New Zealand Seafood Sustainability Awards (the Awards), you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. Fisheries New Zealand is the organiser of the Awards.

The Awards

These terms and conditions form part of your entry to the Awards. You'll be asked to agree and abide by all the terms and conditions below. They are also available to download:

Award terms and conditions [PDF, 491 KB]

Find out about the Awards and how to enter

Read all of the rules before entering

If you do not comply with these terms and conditions, your entry may be disqualified or your Award may be forfeited.

  1. The Awards are open to groups, organisations, industry, individuals, whanau, hapū, iwi, and councils. A sponsor may be nominated or self-enter for the Awards for:
(a) a category for which it is not a category sponsor, or
(b) any category if the sponsor is a general support sponsor (namely, the sponsor doesn’t have category naming rights).
  1. Your nomination or self-entry must be true and factually correct to the best of your knowledge. You take full responsibility for the content of your entry or nomination.
  2. To enter or submit a nomination for the Awards you must complete an online entry form or submit a digital/or hard copy of the form available on the website to Fisheries New Zealand via email or post, selecting the Award category you wish to enter.
  3. You may apply to enter more than one category, but you must submit a separate form for each category.
  4. Your entry or nomination must relate to a programme/project that was started, carried out, or completed over the past 2 years (that is, since January 2018).
  5. The Emerging Leader Award and Minister’s Award are by third party nomination only. If you are submitting a nomination for the Emerging Leader Award or Minister of Fisheries’ Award, you must have the prior consent of the nominee.
  6. Entry submissions open on Friday 18 October 2019 and close on Sunday 22 November at 5pm (NZST). Finalists will be announced on Friday 31 January 2020 and the winners will be announced at the ceremony in March 2020.
  7. There is no cost to submit an entry or nomination for the Awards. Travel-related costs to attend the ceremony will be partially reimbursed for finalists (up to $500), and award winners (up to $750).
  8. Where the entry or nomination is submitted by a team, the team must identify one person on the form as its representative. The representative must have authority to act on behalf of the team and will be contact person for all communication with Fisheries New Zealand.
  9. You agree to provide imagery to support your entry or nomination in the format requested by Fisheries New Zealand.
  10. You agree to participate in any media, marketing, and promotional activities associated with the Awards and the Awards ceremony, including photography and filming of the Awards ceremony, and you agree that these may be used by Fisheries New Zealand for promotional and media purposes. Any such use will be entirely at the discretion of Fisheries New Zealand.
  11. You agree to give Fisheries New Zealand one week’s notice in writing if you, or a representative from your entry or nomination, are unable to attend the Awards ceremony.
  12. Awards judges cannot enter or be nominated in any category but sponsors can.
  13. If any awards judge has a conflict of interest regarding an entry, that judge will not judge that entry and may be removed from judging the category in which that entry is entered and scores for that category will be aggregated. Fisheries New Zealand will decide whether there is a conflict of interest, and its decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  14. The judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  15. Sponsors are not privy to entry submissions (except their own), judges’ decisions, or the final results (until those are published). Therefore, being a sponsor does not, in itself, create a conflict of interest.
  16. Fisheries New Zealand reserves the right to cancel the Awards programme or any Award category, or to amend these terms and conditions, without prior notice.
  17. You (individual or organisation) must not be under investigation by any New Zealand or international statutory body (such as Accident Compensation Corporation, New Zealand Police, Health and Disability Commission, Inland Revenue, Immigration, or WorkSafe NZ).
  18. These terms and conditions are governed by and will be interpreted in accordance with the laws of New Zealand, and the Courts of New Zealand will have exclusive jurisdiction.
  19. Privacy – Fisheries New Zealand (part of the Ministry for Primary Industries) may collect personal information from you (such as your name, home/business address, and email) for the purpose of facilitating your participation in the Awards, and for event management. It may be provided to other event-related organisations or entities (such as other event participants, event sponsors/partners, and event contractors) for the purpose of event management, or Fisheries New Zealand may use it to contact you in the future for purposes relating to the Awards. If you wish to opt out of your information being shared with event sponsors then you must advise us by email to the address below.
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