Awards of Excellence 2017

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NOMINATIONS / APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2017 RISKNZ AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE HAVE NOW CLOSED.  

Sponsored by JLT, the 2017 Awards will be presented on the evening of Thursday 17th August at the Mac’s Function Centre in Wellington. The evening event as part of the RiskNZ conference, will recognise and celebrate the successes of RiskNZ members to deliver on RiskNZ’s vision that New Zealand prospers because risk is well managed.

In addition to the four major category awards, RiskNZ will also bestow Exemplar awards to individuals, organisations or projects deemed to have achieved exceedingly high standards in an aspect of risk management.

 

THE FOUR MAJOR CATEGORIES FOR WHICH ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN ARE:

1.       Risk Management Professional of the Year

This category can be awarded to RiskNZ members only and must relate to risk management activity practiced within New Zealand. This award recognises individuals who have made significant achievements in their risk management role during the past year. It is open to individuals who have responsibility for risk management within any type of organisation, with an emphasis on finding examples of clear excellence and outstanding personal qualities. The judges will be looking for evidence of:

  •         Career achievement
  •         Aspirational predisposition
  •         Contribution to the risk management body of knowledge through publication and participation in industry events
  •         Development of other professionals
  •         Putting something back through voluntary service
  •         Reflecting well on RiskNZ

If you wish to nominate someone else for this award you can do this by making a submission in the normal way but only with the knowledge and consent of your nominee.

Note: Nominees will be benchmarked against contemporaries in the 12 months prior, not against previous year winners.

2.       Excellence in developing capability in Risk Management

The focus of this category is on ‘development’ as distinct from perfection of an existing practice.

More and more organisations are operating across geographical, business or historic boundaries as they look to penetrate new markets or pioneer new business arrangements. How can risk management be most effective in a multinational or joint-venture organisation? This award is aimed at organisations of all types who can show that they are committed to ensuring that they have the risk management skills, knowledge and resources needed to enhance business performance, both now and in the future. The judges will be looking for evidence of:

         Understanding of the skills and knowledge needed at all levels of the organisation for the effective implementation of risk management

         Clear plans for the development of individuals and teams and appropriate allocation of resources toward building risk management capability

         Benchmarking against risk management standards

         Organisational or customary barriers successfully overcome

         Team or individual activity leading to sustained performance improvement

         Successful team-building across geographical or organisational boundaries

 

3.       Emerging Risk Manager of the Year

This category can be awarded to RiskNZ members only and must relate to risk management activity practiced within New Zealand. This award recognises both recent achievement and future potential in risk management professionals who are still in the early stages of their career. The likelihood is that this is someone with fewer than 7-8 years in a RM role but clearly shaping a career path to be a CRO or leading risk professional in the future. The judges will be looking for evidence of:

         Personal achievement leading to performance improvement

         Successful team-building

         Personal development activity to build skills and knowledge

         the impact or contribution to overall performance of their organisation

         A notable contribution to and recognition in the wider profession outside the individuals own organisation

Each entrant must submit an essay of up to 1200 words, telling the story of their career in a risk related role. Applicants should also submit written references from two people who are clients for their work (either internal to their organisation or external), attesting to the personal and professional attributes of the young practitioner. Applicants will have demonstrated that they think critically about their practice and profession; are learning, growing and developing as practitioners; are able to communicate effectively and persuasively; and are thinking strategically about the practice of risk management.

4.       Innovation in Risk Management

This category can be awarded to non RiskNZ members but must relate to risk management activity practiced within New Zealand. In recent years, technology, (including social media) has become a huge driving force and enabler for business. This award is aimed at in-house risk management functions and/or technology providers who have developed and/or implemented a successful technology solution to assist and advance risk management and to exploit opportunities offered by technology. This award is aimed at any individual or organisation that has developed and/or implemented a successful technological solution to help them manage risk and create value. The judges will be looking for evidence of:

         Clear understanding of the issue that the technology is employed to address

         Successful project management, including risk management and team-working to deliver a technology based solution

         Successful integration of the technology solution into the organisation

         Demonstrable value added to the risk management function by the technology solution

 

EXEMPLAR AWARDS FOR SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT

In addition to four major category awards, RiskNZ will bestow Exemplar awards to individuals, organisations or projects deemed to have achieved exceedingly high standards in an aspect of risk management, and that should be promoted widely to encourage wider uptake and practice of contemporary risk management.

RiskNZ members are encouraged to nominate people, organisations or projects considered to be exemplary in the contemporary risk management context. Nominees need not be members of RiskNZ as this is an opportunity for RiskNZ to reach out in to New Zealand and showcase highly effective risk management occurring in every-day situations that helps deliver on RiskNZ’s vision that NZ prospers because risk is well managed.

 

NOMINATION/APPLICATION PROCESS

Nominations / applications close on Friday 14 July 2017, and must include a fully completed cover sheet (see attached, or the RiskNZ website for details www.risknz.org.nz). Please carefully read the Terms and Conditions section at the end of this document.

Awards will be presented at the RiskNZ conference dinner on Thursday 17 August, at the Mac’s Function Centre in Wellington.

Send all fully completed nominations / applications by post or email to: Administration Officer RiskNZ PO Box 5890 Wellington 6140 Email: adminofficer@risknz.org.nz

 

HOW TO ENTER

Entries for the RiskNZ 2017 Awards of Excellence are now CLOSED.

1.       For all but the Emerging Risk Practitioner of the Year category please explain in 1,500 words or less, why you think you / your organisation / your nominee deserves to win the award. 

  • Please refer to the award description and describe in detail how your nominated person / organisation meets the criteria outlined.
  • For the Emerging Risk Practitioner of the Year each entrant must submit an essay of up to 1200 words, telling the story of their career in a risk related role.
  • Applicants should also submit written references from two people who are clients for their work (either internal to their organisation or external), attesting to the personal and professional attributes of the young practitioner.
  • Applicants will have demonstrated that they think critically about their practice and profession; are learning, growing and developing as practitioners; are able to communicate effectively and persuasively; and are thinking strategically about the practice of risk management.

2.       Award entries must be kept to a maximum of 1500 words. We cannot consider entries that exceed this word limit.

3.       The judges reserve the right to move entrants from one category to another if they believe it appropriate. You will be contacted if this is likely to happen

4.       A company logo must accompany each submission (or logos, if entering for a joint or partnership award). Please supply these as Illustrator eps (vector-based), gif or jpeg files. Should you reach the shortlist, this logo will be used in publicity material surrounding the awards dinner and on the awards website. Note: Shortlisted nominees will be required to provide a high resolution photo of the nominee(s). Should you reach the shortlist, this photo will be used in publicity material surrounding the awards event and on the awards website.

5.       RiskNZ reserves the right to withdraw any award given should it be discovered that an entry contains false information. RiskNZ may audit any information supplied in your entry.

6.       The closing date for entries is 4pm, Friday 14 July 2017 Late entries will not be accepted

7.       The judges reserve the right not to issue a shortlist or make an award if, in their view, none of the entries submitted meet the required standard.

8.       The winner of each category will be acknowledged and awarded at the RiskNZ 2017 Conference dinner on the evening of Thursday 17 August 2017.

9.       The judges may also make highly commended awards in any category.

10.     Winning entrants will be required to participate in post awards publicity. RiskNZ reserves the right to publicise the results of the competition and use winning entries in press releases, case study coverage in RiskNZ's circular RiskPost on our website and other media channels. It is a condition of entry that entrants will co-operate with RiskNZ, sponsors and the media. Winners, runners up and those highly commended may refer to the competition in their own publicity material following guidelines set by RiskNZ

11.   If you have any questions about the awards process please e-mail execofficer@risknz.org.nz or contact Tim Jago on 021 08240694.

12.   By submitting an entry to RiskNZ’s 2016 Awards of Excellence you provide your acceptance of the terms and conditions.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1.       Please read these terms and conditions carefully before submitting your entry.

2.       The awards are FREE TO ENTER and are open to any individual or organisation. Please see the award descriptions on our website for more information about the scope of individual awards.

3.       Joint entries are welcome where appropriate but a lead proposer must submit a single entry form with the prior agreement of all parties. It will usually be the case that organisations nominate themselves. Entries must be submitted by an authorised person. Please ensure that you have the necessary authority from your organisation to enter before doing so as a forced withdrawal at a later stage is embarrassing for all concerned. The award winners will be chosen by a panel of expert judges drawn from RiskNZ's members and strategic partners, using a fair and reasonable judging process. The judges' decision is final and we will not enter into any correspondence about the results. Information contained in your entry will remain confidential to RiskNZ and the international judging panel, with the exception being that winning entrants will be required to participate in post awards publicity. RiskNZ reserves the right to publicise the results of the competition and use winning entries in press releases, case study coverage in RiskNZ's circular RiskPost on our website and other media channels. It is a condition of entry that entrants will co-operate with RiskNZ, sponsors and the media. Entrants will be expected to protect those aspects of their business that may be patentable, confidential, intellectual property, copyright etc.

4.       The judges reserve the right to move entrants from one category to another if they believe that it is appropriate. You will be contacted if this is likely to happen.

5.       RiskNZ reserves the right to withdraw any award should it be discovered that an entry includes false information. RiskNZ may audit any information supplied in your entry.

6.       Please ensure that the name of the organisation or individual making the entry is shown clearly at the top of the first page.

7.       Please start your entry with a 100 word summary of your case for winning the award.

8.       Award entries must be kept to a maximum of 1500 words (1200 words for entrants to the Emerging Risk Practitioner of the Year category). Entries that exceed this word limit may be disqualified. Please do not submit additional material or appendices in excess of the word count - these will not be read by the judges.  Testimonials may be included in addition to the word count but must be kept brief. Diagrams, images and illustrations can be included. Words appearing in images, tables or as graph labels etc. do not count towards the word total (within reason).

9.       Our judges have to read many submissions in a short period of time. The purpose of the limitation on word count is to make this task manageable as well as being a test of excellent presentation. Exceeding the word count or attaching excess material does not give judges a positive view of your submission.

10.   Examples, projects and information on which the award entry is based should be based largely on the 2016/17 business year and relate to risk management activity practiced within New Zealand.

11.   The closing date for entries is Friday 14 July, 2017. Late entries will not be accepted.

12.   The judges reserve the right not to issue a shortlist or make an award if, in their view, none of the entries submitted meet the required standard.

13.   The winner of each category will be acknowledged and awarded at the RiskNZ 2017 Conference dinner on the evening of Thursday 17 August 2017.

14.   The judges may also make highly commended awards in any category.

15.   Winning entrants will be required to participate in post-awards publicity. RiskNZ reserves the right to publicise the results of the competition and use winning entries in press releases, case study coverage in RiskNZ’s circular Risk Post, on our website and other media channels. It is a condition of entry that entrants will co-operate with RiskNZ, sponsors and the media. Winners, runners up and those highly commended may refer to the competition in their own publicity material following guidelines set by RiskNZ.

16.   By submitting an entry to RiskNZ's Awards of Excellence you provide your acceptance of the above terms and conditions.

17.   RiskNZ may - with the winners' consent - put a category winner forward for the IRM Global Risk Awards.