Beautiful Awards

Our Beautiful Awards are New Zealand’s longest-running sustainability awards and provide a benchmark for environmental excellence. Run annually since 1972, the Awards inspire, recognise and acknowledge those individuals, schools, community groups, towns and cities working passionately to Keep New Zealand Beautiful.

Due to the ongoing challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic over the last two years the decision has been made for the Beautiful Awards to have a year off in 2022.

Running the awards has posed a great challenge to our organisation during 2020 and 2021. In 2020 the awards were held via a virtual event, and in 2021 the awards ceremony was postponed for four months due to lockdown restrictions. In light of this, we want to continue to be able to provide the best sustainability awards in New Zealand and give both our entrants and judges the opportunity to participate in the Beautiful Awards without these challenges. We hope that you understand, and we look forward to launching the next Beautiful Awards in 2023.

If you’d like any further information about the Beautiful Awards please email

Watch the Beautiful Ball 2022

The Beautiful Awards 2021 were celebrated at the Beautiful Ball on Thursday 17 February 2022 a the Banquet Hall, Parliament House, Wellington – hosted by the Minister for the Environment, Hon David Parker.