Frequently Asked Questions

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If you have any questions about the 2022 TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards, take a look at these more FAQs before getting in touch with the Awards Team.

Q&A with Michael Friedberg, 2022 Convenor of Judges

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How do I enter?

Visit our Awards Portal, log in or create an account, and then follow the simple steps to enter.

Is there anything new about entering the TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards this year?

The entry process follows the same format as years past, and the judging process remains unchanged from 2021. What has changed is the combining of the old Sector Awards and Excellence Awards into the new Marketing Excellence Awards; the addition of a new category of awards centred on Short-Term Marketing Initiatives; and the addition of Marketing Team of the Year to the Individual Awards.

What is the difference between the Award categories?

The Marketing Excellence Awards recognise excellence in specific disciplines across different sectors that demonstrate how effective marketing strategy has led to measurable results for a business or brand. An extension of this marketing strategy, the Short-Term Marketing Initiatives recognise innovative and agile marketing initiatives that have identified short-term opportunities/challenges that have delivered tangible results within a 12 month or less period. Finally, the Individual Awards recognise marketing professionals who have been instrumental in the overall marketing success of a business or brand, both in the short- and long-term.

How many awards can I enter?

You can enter the same marketing strategy/project into as many Marketing Excellence Awards as you like with the exceptions:

  • Either Excellence in Consumer Products & Services Strategy or Excellence in Fast Moving Consumer Goods Strategy.
  • Either Excellence in Not-for-Profit Marketing Strategy or Excellence in Public Sector/Government Marketing Strategy.

You must complete a separate electronic Marketing Excellence Award entry form for each of the marketing strategies/projects being entered.

You may only enter a marketing initiative into the Short-Term Marketing Initiative Awards if it has run in a 12 month or less timeframe, and has happened in the past two years.

If a specific Short-Term Marketing Initiative is referenced as part of a marketing strategy in a Marketing Excellence Award entry, it can also be entered into a Short-Term Marketing Initiative Awards category so long as the above time periods apply.

What is the entry deadline?

Entries close on May 27, 2022.

Can I get my agency to help me with my entry?


What do I do if I have confidential information in my entry form?

Please bold any confidential information contained within your entry.

In the event your entry becomes a finalist and/or winner we reserve the right to use any information that is not emboldened in the profiling of the entry online, in print and/or on the AV on awards night.

Do I need to provide supporting material as part of my entry?

Supporting material must be uploaded as part of the entry process. Supporting material must include 6-10 images, that best represent the marketing project/initiative. Full specification details can be found in the online portal under the supporting material tab.

A company/ brand logo must be supplied as well. The supporting material supplied may be used on the website, in print and/or on the AV on awards night.

Specific questions may require the upload of figures/spreadsheets, please do so if prompted.

Are there any special entry requirements I need to be aware of to enter the Individual Awards?

Nominees for Up-&-coming Marketer of the Year and Marketer of the Year need to be available for an interview with the judges on dates to be announced soon.

For the Marketing Team of the Year, three company representatives will need to be available for interviews with the judges on dates to be announced soon.

The Events Team will liaise directly with the nominees and representatives regarding timings and details.

Can I edit my entry/credits after I’ve submitted my entry and paid?

There are no changes to admissions after you have entered and paid, however should you have any concerns or questions regarding this please contact the Events Team.


What is the qualification period to enter the Sector and Excellence Awards?

Entries for the Marketing Excellence Awards must relate to the period 15 May 2021 – 3 June 2022 (this is the last day of entries received) and must relate to a marketing initiative/project that originated in New Zealand. If a marketing initiative/project has previously entered into the marketing awards, the new entry must clearly detail how this entry is different from the one previously entered.

Can I still enter the awards if the strategy/project started prior to May 15, 2021, but was still running during the qualification period?


What is the qualification period to enter the Long-Term Marketing Strategy Award?

This award recognises marketing excellence over a sustained period of no less than three years. You are not eligible to enter the Excellence in Long-Term Marketing Strategy category if you have won this category in the past three years.

What is the qualification period to enter the Marketer of the Year Award?

The judges are looking for a marketing leader who has demonstrated success in a diverse range of marketing skills and competencies and has achieved outstanding results throughout his or her marketing career, with an emphasis on measurable achievements in the past 12 months.

What is the qualification period to enter the Up-&coming Marketer of the Year Award?

An award open to those at the very beginning of their marketing careers. This will be awarded to the marketer, who with no more than two years’ marketing experience, and 3 years business experience, has been able to make a significant contribution to a marketing project or initiative within their company over the last 12 months. Note: Applicants need to be NZ residents at time of application.


How much does it cost to enter?

Marketing Excellence Awards 

  • $395 + GST for one category
  • $750 + GST for two categories
  • $1000 + GST for three categories
  • $1250 + GST for four categories
  • $1500 + GST for five categories
  • Additional Awards – $50 + GST per additional category (after first five categories)

Short-Term Marketing Initiative Awards

  • $295 + GST for one category
  • $550 + GST for two categories
  • $700 + GST for three categories
  • $850 + GST for four categories
  • $1000 + GST for five categories
  • $50 + GST for each additional category (6th and subsequent categories)

Individual Category Awards

  • $245 + GST per entry for the Marketer of the Year Award
  • $245 + GST per entry for the Up-&-coming Marketer of the Year Award
  • $245 + GST per entry for Marketing Team of the Year Award

Late Entry Fee

  • $150 + GST per entry

Marketing Hall of Fame

  • Free


How can I pay for my entries?

Credit Card: Please note that there is an additional fee of 2.9% for credit card payments.

Invoice: Payable within 7 days.


Interested in being a judge?

If have you have not been a judge before with the TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards and wish to find out more, please email [email protected] with your contact details and a short bio.

Awards Ceremony

When is the awards ceremony?

The Winners will be announced at a live event on Wednesday, 14 September 2022 at Spark Arena in Auckland.

What is the dress code for the event?


How do I purchase tickets?

Details on ticket pricing and availability will be announced once the Call for Entries is closed.