Judging

HeadFit Awards 2021 judging.

Thank you for judging entries in the HeadFit Awards 2021.

Links to view the entries are below. We’ve also published judging guidelines and a judging Q&A document where judges can ask a question and the judging coordinator or other judges can suggest answers.

If you have any questions regarding the judging process, please call the judging coordinator Grant on 021 343 121.

Confidentiality
The judging process is strictly confidential between the judges. You must not discuss the any entry, any aspect of the judging, or the decisions of the judges with any other person.

Similarly, when the finalists and winners are selected, this is strictly confidential until the official announcements are made by the event organiser. This will be during August for the finalists and at the awards ceremony (scheduled for Wednesday, 29 September) for the winners.

Process
The judging process has two phases:

  • Individual scoring by judges (now until 6 August)
  • Judging moderation and finalisation session (Saturday, 7 August via Microsoft Teams)

Individual scoring
The entries in each category can be viewed by clicking the “View Entries” links below. Once you have reviewed an entry, please allocate scores out of 10 for each scoring dimension in your Individual Scoring Google Sheet.

Entry criteria
When judging each entry, please have regard to the entry criteria for the relevant award category, as set out on the Categories page and in your Individual Scoring Google Sheet.

Individual awards.

Individual Awards are intended to recognise the great work being performed within Kiwi workplaces by individual staff.

  • Leader of the Year: Recognising a senior leader at work (eg. director, CEO, direct report of CEO) who has demonstrated leadership in improving mental health within their workplace. View Entries.
  • HSW/HR/D&I Specialist of the Year: Recognising an individual in a formal HR, Health & Safety, Wellbeing or Diversity & Inclusion role who has demonstrated leadership in workplace mental health. View Entries.
  • Employee of the Year: Recognising an individual staff member or manager who has gone above and beyond to help improve mental health within the workplace. View Entries.
  • Lived Experience Leadership: Recognising an individual with lived experience of neurodiversity, mental illness or mental distress who has demonstrated leadership by role modelling, reducing stigma and driving positive mental health conversations. View Entries.
  • Legend Award for Lifetime Achievement: This lifetime achievement award recognises an individual who has devoted much of their working life to improving workplace mental health in New Zealand. View Entries.
Programme and excellence awards.

Programme and Excellence Awards are intended to recognise workplace mental health initiatives that are being conducted within an individual workplace for the benefit of its staff.

  • Best Emerging Programme: Recognising a new workplace mental health programme that is showing significant potential to improve mental health within the workplace. View Entries.
  • Best Targeted Programme: Recognising a workplace mental health programme demonstrating significant positive mental health impacts for a targeted group of staff. View Entries.
  • Neurodiversity & Inclusion Excellence: Recognising leadership in implementing workplace policies and practices that welcome and support staff with neurodiversity or mental health conditions. View Entries.
  • Technology & Innovation Excellence: Recognising the outstanding use of technology and innovation to improve workplace mental health outcomes and culture. View Entries.
  • Learning & Development Excellence: Recognising excellence in the design and delivery of learning resources and programmes aimed at improving mental health awareness and capability. View Entries.
  • Engagement & Communication Excellence: Recognising excellence in engaging and communicating with staff in relation to mental health within the workplace. View Entries.
Workplace awards.

Workplace Awards are intended to recognise workplaces that are demonstrating excellence and leadership in the area of mental health.

  • Provider of the Year: Recognising an external provider of workplace EAP services, technology solutions, consulting or training services that has demonstrated innovation, leadership and positive impact in improving mental health within other New Zealand workplaces. View Entries.
  • Small Workplace of the Year: Recognising an employer with up to 200 employees that has demonstrated leadership, innovation and impact in improving mental health within its workplace. View Entries.
  • Large Workplace of the Year: Recognising an employer with over 200 employees that has demonstrated leadership, innovation and impact in improving mental health within its workplace. View Entries.
  • Public Sector Workplace of the Year: Recognising a public sector workplace that has demonstrated leadership, innovation and impact in improving mental health within its workplace. View Entries.
  • Supreme Award: Recognising the organisation that has demonstrated the greatest degree of leadership, innovation and positive impact relating to mental health within the workplace. Entries are not directly submitted for this award category. The winner will be selected from the winners of the Programme and Excellence Awards and Workplace Awards.
Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner Tickets

All remaining tickets for the Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner are now available for purchase, up to a maximum total ticket allocation of 10 tickets per organisation.

There are currently only 32 tickets remaining, and these can be purchased on a first-come-first-served basis. Order now.

Principal Sponsor
WorkSafe
Sponsors
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Business Leaders' Health & Safety ForumEmployers & Manufacturers Association
Ember InnovationsMentemia
Ministry of Health
PwC New ZealandRussell McVeagh
SparkThe Warehouse Group
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Selected Category Sponsor opportunities are still available. Please visit the sponsorship page for more details or contact us to request a sponsorship prospectus.
Charity Partner
Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand
Event Delivery Partners
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