2018 Recognition Awards – Nominations!

Event Date: 27th May, 2018

Last year we had our second New Zealand Specialty Coffee Association (NZSCA) recognition awards where the NZSCA recognised and acknowledged the individuals within New Zealand that give back to the industry. Without these individuals, we would not be where we are today. You can read more about previous recipients  2017 here> and inaugural awards of 2016 here>

Our recognition awards celebrate and reward individuals who have made a significant contribution to our industry.

This year we would like our members and coffee professionals to put forth the names of the individuals that they think have made this kind of contribution – it might have been through mentorship, innovation or volunteering time and skills.

Nominations close on April 24 2018.

The board will consider all nominations put forward, ask for more information where required and will make a decision on which awards and who they will recognise in 2018. This will be announced at the NZSCA AGM in Queenstown on Friday 25 May.

There are four categories:

Lifetime achievement
On-going contribution
Development, and
Friend of the Association

The four categories –

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement is for individuals who have distinguished themselves in terms of making a significant contribution to the New Zealand specialty coffee industry. NZSCA lifetime membership is awarded to members of who have served the coffee industry in New Zealand or brought distinction to it over and above the normal course of their job.

For a member to qualify for a Lifetime membership they must have fulfilled one of the following:

1. Excellence and high achievement in their career that reflects positively on the coffee industry;

2. Having served with distinction in the management of, or service to, the NZSCA or the coffee industry.

Lifetime membership is the NZSCA’s highest honour in recognition of coffee excellence and contribution.

On-Going Contribution Award

This is an award for an individual in recognition of their outstanding on-going contribution to the NZSCA and the New Zealand Coffee industry as a whole, they have consistently dedicated time and knowledge to make a lasting impact on the industry and the association.

These contributions may include but are not limited to the dedication of time, volunteerism, contributions of professional knowledge, exemplary work on a specific NZSCA project, or other notable contribution. Importantly, the contributions should be above and beyond the every day and have had a long-lasting impact on the New Zealand industry as a whole.

Development Award

This is an award for an individual in recognition of their contribution to developing the NZSCA and the New Zealand Coffee industry as a whole. 

These contributions may include but are not limited to dedication of time, volunteerism, contributions of professional knowledge, exemplary work on a specific NZSCA project, or other notable contribution.

Friend of the NZSCA Award 

This is an award for an independent individual in recognition of their personal contribution to the NZSCA.

These contributions may include but are not limited to dedication of time, volunteerism, contributions of professional knowledge, exemplary work on a specific NZSCA project, or other notable contribution.

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