Community Awards

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

Nominate someone who you think is making a great contribution to our community. Nominations for the next round of awards are due by 4:00pm Friday 8th November 2019.

We love to celebrate our community – especially those individuals that work hard to make our community a great place. Every year the Masterton District Council runs the Civic and Youth Awards. We call for nominations in September and celebrate our award recipients with a great event in the first couple of months of the following year.

Do you know someone who goes above and beyond to make the Masterton district even more mighty? We’ve got a range of award categories to recognise different types of contributions to our community.

Simply fill out a nomination form (below) and email it through. All information is provided under with the Civic or Youth Award tab below.

Hard copy forms can also be collected from:

  • Masterton District Council, 161 Queen Street
  • Masterton District Library, 54 Queen Street.

The Masterton District Council’s Civic Award acknowledges outstanding voluntary service to the Masterton District and its people.

Who is eligible for a Civic Award?

  • The Masterton District Council’s Civic Award acknowledges outstanding voluntary service to the Masterton District and its people.
  • Any person who has already received a Royal or New Zealand honour shall, only in special circumstances, be eligible for a Civic Award.
  • In special circumstances, the selection panel may make a Civic Award to a person who lives outside the district boundaries, providing the deserving voluntary service concerned has been wholly or predominantly carried out for the benefit of the Masterton District and its people.

What kind of service merits a Civic Award?

Deserving Voluntary service is recognised by the Masterton District Council’s Civic Awards. In the ordinary course of events the person’s or group’s service will have overall been of a voluntary nature; however, the payment of an honorarium or such similar monetary recompense to an office holder will not necessarily disqualify the person from receiving an Award.

Arts and Culture Enhancing and increasing participation in arts, including music and creative leisure activities
Community A person that has achieved outstanding results.
Education Improving and enhancing the development of young people and children.
Heritage and Environment Improving or revitalising the environment, culture and heritage.
Health and Wellbeing Providing services that enhance the wellbeing of people.
Sport and Leisure NOTE: This award is for those involved in ‘running’ the sport/leisure activity, e.g. coaching administration, etc as opposed to those who participate in these activities. Enhancing and increasing participation in physical sport, leisure and activity and recreational pursuits.

Download the nomination form.

The Masterton Youth Awards acknowledge outstanding contributions by young people residing within the Masterton District. If you know if someone who goes above and beyond for our community, nominate them today!

Who is eligible for a Youth Award?

  1. The Masterton Youth Awards acknowledge outstanding contributions by young people residing within the Masterton District.
  2. Any person who has already received a Royal or New Zealand honour shall, only in special circumstances, be eligible for a Youth Award.
  3. In special circumstances, the selection panel may make a Youth Award to a person who lives outside the district boundaries providing the person’s achievement relates to the Masterton District.
  4. Youth Awards will be awarded to those between 12 to 24 years of age.

Download the nomination form.

It’s easy to make a nomination, simply fill out the nomination form and email it through:

You can also post or deliver forms to:

Masterton District Council
161 Queen Street
Masterton 5810