Welcome to the Seventh Annual Indian Newslink Sports, Community, Arts & Culture Awards 2021. These Awards are open to persons of Indian, Fijian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan and Nepali origin who are permanently resident in New Zealand or New Zealand citizens.
Completed forms must be sent only by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
on or before 6 pm on Thursday, July 15, 2021
The growing importance of people of Indian origin in various Sports encouraged us to launch the Indian Newslink Indian Sports Awards in 2012. These Awards were the first of its type for the Indian community in New Zealand.
For the past 22 years, Indian Newslink has been reporting the achievements of our sports personalities in a number of fields, including Soccer, Cricket, Tennis, Netball, Hockey, Golf, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Boxing and Kabaddi. While some of them have risen to the national level playing international matches and tournaments, until 2012, there was no avenue to celebrate the achievements of many others as a community.
People of Indian origin have also excelled in community and social services, arts and culture, thus prompting us to extend this Programme to the Indian Newslink Sports, Community, Arts and Culture Awards.
Acknowledging the growing presence of people from various countries of the Indian Sub-Continent and centres of the Indian Diaspora, Indian Newslink has widened the participation of its Awards Programme to include people of Indian, Fijian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan and Nepali origin.
We propose to present at least 20 Awards to as many deserving persons and institutions in 2021. With our Business Awards now in its Thirteenth year, our Lecture in its Eleventh year, and our Sports, Community, Arts and Culture Awards in its Seventh year, we are hopeful of covering almost all people of South Asian and Fijian origin in New Zealand.
Sports Awards (Five)
- Excellence in Cricket
- Excellence in Soccer
- Excellence in Hockey
- Excellence in Netball
- Excellence in Other Sports
Best Sportsperson of the Year
(Winners of individual categories will be automatically entered)
Elite Awards: For men and women of the community who have excelled in sports during their life and career- Awarded by the New Zealand Indian Central Association (NZICA), Supporters of our Sports Awards 2021.
Community Awards (Five)
- Registered Association or Organisation
- Religious Organisation
- Social Worker or Volunteer
- Others (Acceptable to the Judges)
Arts Awards (Five)
- Architect or Architectural Designer
- Graphic Designer, Cartoonist, Copywriter
- Photographer and/or Videographer
- Painter and Sketch Artist
- Chef and Other Creative People (Acceptable to the Judges)
Culture Awards (Five)
- Choreographer, Conductor of Orchestras
- Dancer, Musician, Instrumentalist
- Teacher of Dance, Music and other Performing Arts
- Director and Producer of Cultural Programmes
- Others Not listed (Acceptable to the Judges)
Entry Process for Categories
Direct Entries and nominations for people of Indian, Fijian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan and Nepali origin can be made by Sports Clubs, Sports Associations, Coaches, Umpires, Referees, Parents, Teachers and others well known to the recommended candidates.
Entries must be in electronic format sent by email. Those sent by post, fax or other means will not be accepted.
A panel of judges will evaluate the entries, select the finalists and winners and announce their names at the Awards Presentation and Dinner Night to be held on Monday, August 2, 2021, the details of which are in our advertisement posted on our website www.indiannewslink.co.nz
The decision of the judges would be final and no correspondence will be entertained in this connection. The management and staff of Indian Newslink and the supporting and sponsoring organisations are not eligible to enter the Awards.
For full conditions of entry, and rules and regulations, please read the simplified, single Nomination and Entry Form that can be downloaded from our website:
Completed forms must be sent only by email to email@example.com
on or before 6 pm on Thursday, July 15, 2021
We invite commercial organisations, associations and others with a passion for Sports, Community, Arts and Culture to avail of the sponsorship opportunities and enhance their image in the market. The Indian, Fijian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan and Nepali communities are among the most significant segments of the economy and such Our Awards programmes accrue considerable benefits to sponsoring organisations.
Further details can be obtained from on (09) 5336377; Mobile: 021-836528