The FAQs

Everything you need to know about entering and attending the awards.

May 3, 2017 | news


How do I enter?

Go online to and click on the “Enter now” button which will take you to an online entry portal. Please make sure you fill out all relevant sections.

Is there anything new about entering the TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards this year?

This year we have moved the entry process online. You will be submitting your entry through an online portal which allows you to upload documentation as you go and work on your entry in multiple stages and review it before submitting it.

Another change introduced this year is the renaming of the Category awards to Sector Awards, and the Judges Choice Awards to Excellence Awards.

The Sector Awards recognise the best-in-breed marketing within specific industry categories. The Excellence Awards recognise excellence in specific marketing disciplines across different industries. 

We have added the following categories:

  • Best Marketing Communications Strategy (new Excellence Award)
  • Best Marketing on a Shoestring Budget (new Excellence Award)
  • Best Partnership (new Excellence Award)
  • Long-Term Marketing Excellence (new Excellence Award)

Other changes to this year’s categories:

  • Best Use of Sponsorship (was a Sector Award, is now an Excellence Award)
  • Best Export Marketing Strategy (was a Sector Award, is now an Excellence Award)
  • The Sustainability Award has been renamed to the “Best Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy” Award
  • The People & Culture Award has been renamed to the “Best Employee Engagement & Development” Award

The complete list of categories is available here.

How many awards can I enter for each campaign?

You can enter the same marketing initiative/project into as many Sector Awards and Excellence Awards as you like with the exceptions:

  • Either Consumer Products and Services or FMCG.
  • Either Not-for-Profit or Public Sector. 

You must complete a separate electronic Sector Award entry form and Excellence Award entry form for each of the marketing initiatives/projects being entered.

When entering multiple categories you can use the ‘copy’ feature located next to the 'Start Entry' button to create a copy of any entry form. Please remember to first tick the box next to that particular entry form that you wish to copy. Also, remember to update the category as well as all the other fields as required including tailoring the entry form for each category entered.

What is the entry deadline?

The call for entries deadline is Friday 2 June at 5pm, however we have an extended ‘late entries’ deadline of Friday 9 June at 5pm at an additional cost of $150 + GST per entry.

Can I get my agency to help me with my entry?


What do I do if I have confidential information in my entry form?

Please bold any confidential information contained within your entry.

In the event your entry becomes a finalist and/or winner we reserve the right to use any information that is not emboldened in the profiling of the entry online, in print and/or on the AV on awards night.

Do I need to provide supporting material as part of my entry?

Supporting material must be uploaded as part of the entry process. Supporting material must include 6-10 images, in high res format, that best represent the marketing project/initiative. The supporting material supplied may be used on the website, in print and/or on the AV on awards night.

Is there any special entry requirements I need to be aware of to enter the individual award?

Nominees for Rookie Marketer of the Year, Marketer of the Year need to be available for an interview with the judges on the following days:

Rookie Marketer of the Year – 14 August 2017

Marketer of the Year – 11 August 2017

The MA team will liaise directly with the nominees for timings and details.

Can I edit my entry/credits after I’ve submitted my entry and paid?

There are no changes to admissions after you have entered and paid, however should you have any concerns or questions regarding this please contact the Events team at the Marketing Association on


What is the qualification period to enter the Sector and Excellence Awards?

Entries for the Sector and Excellence Awards must relate to the period 28 May 2016 – 9 June 2017, and must relate to a marketing initiative/project that originated in New Zealand. If a marketing initiative/project has previously been entered into the marketing awards, the new entry must clearly detail how this entry is different from the one previously entered.

What is the qualification period to enter the Long-Term Marketing Excellence Award?

This award recognizes marketing excellence over a sustained period of no less than three years. The award will go to the company or brand that best demonstrates how a superior marketing strategy, consistently applied, has driven business improvement over time

What is the qualification period to enter the Marketer of the Year Award?

The judges are looking for a marketing leader who has achieved outstanding results throughout his or her marketing career, with an emphasis on achievements in the last 12 months.

What is the qualification period to enter the Rookie Marketer and Marketer of the Year Award?

Open to people who have up to two years’ experience in a marketing role. The judges are looking for new marketers who have made a significant contribution to a marketing project or initiative within their company in the last 12 months.

Can I still enter the awards if the campaign started prior to 28 May 2016 but was still running during the qualification period?


How much does it cost to enter?

Sector Awards or Excellence Awards 

$395 + GST for one entry
$750 + GST for two entries
$1000 + GST for three entries
$1250 + GST for four entries
$1500 + GST for five entries
Additional Awards - $50 + GST per additional entry (after first five entries)

Individual Category Awards - $ 195 + GST per entry

Late Entry Fee - $150 + GST per entry

Marketing Hall of Fame - free


How can I pay for my entries?

Credit Card: Please note that there is an additional fee of 2.9% for credit card payments.

Invoice:  Payable within 7 days.


Interested in being a judge?

If have you have not been a judge before with the TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards and wish to find out more, please email with your contact details and a short bio.


When is the awards ceremony?

Thursday 14 September 2017 at The Langham, Auckland

When can I purchase tickets?

Tickets will be available for purchase as soon as the finalists are announced at the beginning of August.

Can I get a refund on my tickets?

You may reassign your ticket to another person from your company by notifying the Marketing Association in writing no later than 3 working days before the event. If you are unable to arrange a replacement, a full refund will be made provided written notification is received 3 working days before the event. There will be NO refunds for cancellations received after this date or 'no shows' to the event. To reassign or cancel your registration please contact the Events Team.

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