BLAKE Awards

Nominations for the 2019 BLAKE Awards are now closed. We look forward to announcing this year's Awardees on Thursday 5 September in Auckland. 

The annual BLAKE Awards recognise and celebrate people whose leadership has delivered high impact results and contributed to a more sustainable future for New Zealand. By highlighting their contribution, we hope to turn the spotlight on leadership in New Zealand, inspiring and motivating all Kiwis to make a difference.

This year BLAKE is introducing a new 'Youth' category to celebrate young people aged 13-20 whose leadership creates an impact on a sustainable future for New Zealand.

AWARD INFORMATION

BLAKE AWARD: This award recognises and celebrates people whose leadership has delivered high impact results and contributed to a more sustainable future for New Zealand. Consideration will be given to leadership creating impact across any of social, cultural, environmental or economic areas of New Zealand society. Up to four awards are presented annually.

BLAKE AWARD - ENVIRONMENT: This award recognises and celebrates people whose leadership has delivered high impact results with a significant emphasis on environmental sustainability.  This can include fields such as science, education, communication, or general environmental leadership.

BLAKE AWARD – YOUTH: This new award recognises and celebrates young people aged 13-20 whose leadership creates an impact on a sustainable future for New Zealand.  Consideration will be given to leadership creating impact across any of social, cultural, environmental or economic areas of New Zealand society. This award may relate specifically to a project.

CRITERIA (FOR ALL ABOVE CATEGORIES)
  • Demonstrate outstanding leadership
  • Create an impact and help contribute to a sustainable future for NZ
  • Ability to clearly communicate a vision and inspire others
  • Display some or all of the characteristics that Sir Peter Blake himself demonstrated, including:
    • belief in achieving extraordinary things
    • the initiative to pursue an idea
    • a desire for constant improvement
    • trusting and empowering teammates
    • integrity
    • having fun
  • Demonstrate a commitment to New Zealand (and be a New Zealand citizen)

BLAKE MEDAL: The Blake Medal recognises and celebrates people whose leadership has helped create a more sustainable future for New Zealand and/or globally, usually over an extended period of time. 

CRITERIA
  • Demonstrate outstanding leadership at the highest levels of their field
  • Create an impact and help lead a sustainable future for NZ and/or globally
  • Ability to clearly communicate a vision and inspire others
  • Display some or all of the characteristics that Sir Peter Blake himself demonstrated, including:
    • belief in achieving extraordinary things
    • the initiative to pursue an idea
    • a desire for constant improvement
    • trusting and empowering teammates
    • integrity
    • having fun
  • Is a New Zealander

Meet our BLAKE Leader Alumni

Meet our BLAKE Awards Selection Panel

Blake Leaders and Blake Medalist 2018

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Dame Tariana Turia

Blake Medallist 2018

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Rochelle Constantine

Associate Professor, University of Auckland

Blake Leader - Environment 2018

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Soana Akolotu Pamaka

Principal at Tamaki College

Blake Leader 2018

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Miles Gregory

Founder of the Pop-up Globe theatre

Blake Leader 2018

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Peter Beck

Founder and CEO of Rocket Lab

Blake Leader 2018

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Ali’imuamua Sandra Alofivae

Barrister

Blake Leader 2018

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David Cameron

Co-founder and CEO of LearnCoach

Blake Leader 2018