How to enter or nominate

1. As directed at each stage, please include with your online submission:

  • Project title

  • Submitted by or on behalf of: (the name of the organisation or person entering or being nominated for the award ie, Sally Smith or Glendene Pharmacy or Huia support services team)

  • The submitter’s contact details: name, email, postal address and phone number, eg, if you are nominating Sally Smith or the Huia team, enter your name as the contact person.

  • The submitter’s organisation’s name and description. (eg, area served, budget, funding sources, staff numbers, number of active clients, etc. 80 word limit)

  • A good quality, 1mb, head and shoulders jpg image of each person entered or nominated if possible. Or group shot, if applicable.

  • A brief description of the service/programme/person/people entered for the award. (80 words or less that best describes the essence of your entry to an audience or journalist. This will be used in preparing the book of award finalists should the entry be successful.)

2. Answer all criteria listed for each award you have entered, or made a nomination for, on the online form following word count instructions.

3. Support material should only be included if you believe, after careful analysis, that it adds strength to your entry. After all, sometimes ‘less is more’. Support material may include booklets, posters, DVDs, CDs, audit packs, disease management packages, distance learning publications, scientific papers, etc.

4. Make sure you read the Ts and Cs and agree to them – your entry cannot be submitted without doing so.


Rules, Ts + Cs
Definition of primary healthcare provider
A person or team working in healthcare who is involved in delivering that care in the community, rather than in a hospital. This may include initiatives to increase safety, promote wellness or treat illness.


1. Entries close 10pm, 10 November 2019.
2. The projects and initiatives described in entries must have been completed within the previous 12 months Sept 2018 to Sept 2019, but may have run over a number of years. Exceptions will be given in the award description.
3. Entry is open for projects and staff employed in New Zealand. Projects must be New Zealand based. 
4. The awards are open to all people working within the broad category of primary healthcare/community health services as described above. If a provider works outside of primary healthcare, their project must be a collaboration with primary healthcare, ie, have primary healthcare members’ input.
5. Entries can be submitted by individuals or teams, but only an individual, or group of named individuals, may receive an award. The prize will go to a named person or people, with their organisation secondary. With the exception of General practice of the year and Community pharmacy of the year
6. All entries must be completed online and all entrant details are to be correctly filled out.
7. Community pharmacy technician of the year entry forms are available online at or from ProPharma key account managers. These forms must be either completed, scanned and uploaded into your online entry or downloaded as an editable version from the website, then re-uploaded as part of your digital entry form.  
8. All entries will receive email confirmations. If you do not receive a confirmation email, it is your responsibility to follow this up as the entry was not received.
9. Submissions will not be accepted if they are in a different format from the above.
10. One named individual per finalist entry/nomination will be given a contribution towards travel and accommodation plus two tickets to the gala awards event.
11. You may enter as many categories as you like, but with separate entries and projects. No multiple entries for the same project are permitted. The judges reserve the right to re-assign any entry if it is believed to be more appropriate within a different category.
12. All sections in the entry/nomination form must be completed and specific examples provided for each criterion listed. 
13. Nominations must comply with entry rules and time deadlines.
14. Judging is blind. Judges will not see the entrant's name, organisational details or contributor details in your entry. 
15. Information provided in any entry or nomination will be held by The Health Media for the purpose of assessing the applications and could be used for promoting the awards, with entrants’ permission.
16. All entries and information supplied are treated in the strictest confidence, any information released in relation to finalists’ entries is subject to finalist approval.
17. All information contained in an entry should be a fair and accurate representation.
18. Entries do not need to be especially lengthy but must contain all the relevant data, be particularly detailed and with full results.
19. Judges decisions are final. No correspondence or discussion will be entered into.
20. Judging of the award categories is undertaken without reference to the sponsors or event promoters.
21. All finalists will be advised no later than 31 January.
22. Finalists agree to have their photos used for New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards | He Tohu Mauri Ora publicity.
23. Finalists will be invited to the awards evening on 29 February 2020, where the winners will be revealed.

24. I confirm that my nominated entry and I are of good professional standing and are not subject to any complaints or investigation that may bring ill repute to the New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards | He Tohu Mauri Ora and/or its sponsors. If you or your nominated entry are involved in complaints or investigation, you must upload a separate document explaining the situation with your entry (no more than 300 words). Failure to do so may result in disqualification.

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