Submissions for NZTV Awards

Entries for  the 2020 New Zealand Television Awards are open! 

Entries are open from Tuesday 30 June – until Sunday 9 August 2019.  

For more information on entry criteria and terms and conditions click here.

To enter the New Zealand Television Awards 2020 click here 


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Q: When are the NZTV Awards 2020
The New Zealand Television Awards 2020 will be a special online broadcast via the NZTVA website on 26th November.  More details will be posted here closer to the date.

At the time of writing, this is because we are unsure of when large gatherings restrictions will be lifted in a post Covid Aotearoa.


Q: How do I buy tickets?
There are no ticket sales for the 2020 event as the NZTV Awards will now be an online broadcast.


Q. When does judging take place?
The 2020 Judging period will commence Friday 28th August and conclude on Sunday 20 September. 

Q. How are the entries judged?
Each judge is included in a panel of 5. Each panel will judge the entries for 1 to 2 categories maximum, with each member reviewing the entries and submitting their votes independently via our online judging platform.

The winner of the award is based on the final scorecard collated by the judging portal.


Q: What happens if I am a finalist?
Congratulations! You will be notified before the ceremony and all finalists will be announced  via a media release in October.

We will also request you provide up to 3 or 4 broadcast quality clips of your entry to be included in our final Awards Ceremony.  (In 2020 this is an online broadcast).

Q: Will I get a free ticket if I am a finalist?
In the event you are a Finalist you will receive one complimentary ticket to the NZ Television Awards Ceremony, and given an option to buy a partner ticket. 

Q: Will I get 2 tickets if I am a finalist in more than one category?
If you are a Finalist over more than one Category, only one complimentary ticket will be issued.

Q: How many complimentary tickets will we receive if we entered as a Team?
If a team becomes a Finalist, only one complimentary ticket will be issued.  You will be able to purchase tickets for the other members of your team.

Q: Can I give my complimentary ticket to a colleague?
Complimentary tickets are non-transferable.


Q: Will I receive a trophy?
All individual award winners will receive a New Zealand Television Awards trophy.
If you enter as a team only one trophy will be received as a team.

Q: How much is it to buy an additional trophy?
If you require individual trophies, these can be provided at a cost of NZD $250 + GST each.


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