Beautiful Awards 2018



Keep New Zealand Beautiful are proud to present the Beautiful Awards! Submissions open Friday 1st June with councils, community groups, businesses and members of the public encouraged to enter to celebrate environmental excellence in our places, people, and businesses. Submissions close Wednesday 1st August.

This year, there are 15 awards across 5 categories:

Category 1: Individuals

  • Young Legend Award
  • Local Hero Award
  • Tidy Kiwi Award

Category 2: Community Awards

  • Community Environmental Initiative Award, proudly sponsored by Klean Kanteen
  • Community Group Award
  • Sustainable Schools Award, proudly sponsored by New Zealand Couriers

Category 3: Businesses

  • Most Sustainable Business Project
  • Most Sustainable Small Business - less than 20 staff
  • Most Sustainable Large Business - more than 20 staff

Category 4: Places

  • Best Loo - proudly sponsored by Plumbing World
  • Best Street - proudly sponsored by Resene
  • Kiwi's Choice - proudly sponsored by Resene

Category 5: Most Beautiful Towns and Cities*

  • Most Beautiful Small Town (Minor Urban Area, population 1,000-9,999)
  • Most Beautiful Large Town (Secondary Urban Area, population 10,000-29,999)
  • Most Beautiful City (Main Urban Area, population over 30,000)

* Most Beautiful Towns and Cities are classified according to population as per the Statistics New Zealand classifications

Before you submit your entry

Take a read through the Awards Criteria and ensure you have compiled all required information for your submission, and make sure you've read the Terms and Conditions of entering the awards.

Please try to keep your file attachment sizes to a minimum to allow for faster submission of your entry. If your attachments exceed 15MB in total, please email them directly to with reference to your submission.

Beautiful Awards Gala Dinner

All winners will be announced at The Beautiful Awards Gala dinner on Friday 26th October in Auckland central. Tickets are open to all entrants, branches, members, councils and the general public. Tickets are available for purchase here, with early bird pricing running until 25th July.



Don’t hestiate to ask us if you have any questions about your submission! Email us directly or call us at 09-264-1434

Enter the Beautiful Awards