I would like to thank all of the people who put so much effort into the 91 entries this year.
The Trustpower Nelson Tasman Community Awards, which recognise and reward voluntary groups for the outstanding contribution they make to the local community, are run in partnership with the Tasman District and Nelson City Councils. In total ninety-one entries were received for the eighty-seven different groups.
Trustpower Community Relations Representative Jess Somerville says the Trustpower Community Awards help to recognise the people who put their hearts and souls into helping out.
“The generosity of volunteers and the variety of projects they lend a hand to for their local community never ceases to amaze me. Once again the Nelson and Tasman community has got behind their community, and I’m stoked that we will be celebrating so many talented, resourceful and hardworking volunteers through this year’s Trustpower Community Awards", says Miss Somerville.
The Awards cover five categories; Heritage and Environment, Health and Wellbeing, Arts and Culture, Sport and Leisure, and Education and Child/Youth Development. The category winners receive $500 and runners-up receive $250.
The Supreme Winner will take home $1,500, a trophy, framed certificate and an all-expenses paid trip to the Trustpower National Community Awards.
The entries for the Trustpower Nelson Tasman Community Awards are currently being prepared for judging with the results to be announced and presented at a function on Monday 29 June, to which all entered organisations as well as those that entered groups will be invited.