Annual EDNZ Awards
The 2023 Gala Best Practice Awards Dinner will be held on the evening
of the 26th October in Hamilton at the annual conference.
Nominations have closed for the 2023 Best Practice Awards.
Criteria for Best Practice Awards
1. Achieved outcomes
The best practice shows that it has efficiently and effectively responded to the identified issue or challenge. There is evidence of its impact, achieved outcomes and quality of implementation e.g. targets vs actual performance, key performance indicators, before-and-after comparisons, cost-effectiveness metrics and other relevant statistics.
The best practice demonstrates forward-looking approaches or solutions that are original, pioneering and ground-breaking for the organization, the country or the region as a whole. Innovation covers a wide spectrum of initiatives that ranges from continuous improvements and incremental changes, on one hand, and sweeping, far-reaching and cutting-edge transformations, on the other. This is particularly the case in relation to the Innovation Best Practice Award.
The best practice has a track record to show that its effectiveness is not short-lived nor transitory. Its benefits and added value are well-established and are expected to last. The best practice can be depended upon to deliver predictable results time and again.
The best practice shares insights on the factors that would be indispensable to its replicability as well as the risks that could stand in the way of its successful implementation. It has the potential to inspire other economic development agencies that are faced with a similar issue or challenge.
The best practice has long term benefits and is able to provide learnings and inspiration, along with possibility of being adopted by other regions.
What you will need to complete
Names of the person(s) who will receive the Award at the Ceremony
Names of those who should appear on the Award
Overview of the initiative (no more than two pages)
Details of the initiative and how it meets the criteria (please see above)
Committment to development a 2 minute video (no more) if successful
Four high resolution images relating to the initiative
Nominations now close 25th August 2023