KEY DATES 2021
Nomination Open / Tickets On Sale
Tuesday, 8 June
Friday, 25 June
Finalist Announced/Voting Opens
Tuesday, 6 July
People's Choice Nominations Open
Tuesday, 6 July
Voting & People's Choice Closes
Friday, 23 July
Monday, 2 August
More answers to all your burning questions below...
Nominations open Tuesday, 8 June at 7.00pm until Friday, 25 June at 5.00pm.
Anyone working in the Manawatu hospitality industry can fill out a nomination form. The ‘industry’ encompasses all owners and workers at hospitality establishments and their direct suppliers. If you are unsure whether you are eligible to submit a nomination form, please email email@example.com.
You are asked to give your name, email address and workplace when submitting your nomination form.
The nomination period is a ‘free-for all’. You may nominate whomever you feel is worthy in each category. When completing the online nomination form - you can cast a nomination in as many, or as little categories as you like.
To keep it fair, each establishment can only complete five nomination forms each!
We thought you might ask that...
Employers can nominate their employees of their own establishment and yes you can nominate your colleagues from your own establishment.
BUT to keep it fair, no individual is entitled to nominate themselves or the establishment they work for.
The Manawatu Hospitality Awards nominations are open to all members of the industry, whether you are a member of the Restaurant Association or not.
However, it does pay to be a member of the Restaurant Association, because all members this year get a discounted ticket price to the awards night (woop whoop!).
CLICK HERE for more details on becoming a RA Member.
You need to rally your peers for nominations during the nomination period (Tuesday, 8 June to Friday, 25 June).
Encourage all of your industry peers to nominate you across that time - the top three people/establishments in each category with the MOST NOMINATIONS become the finalists.
Chocolate bribes are all very well and good, but a bit of honest talent does help.
Once nominations close on Friday, 25 June at 5.00pm, the nominations are collated and the top three people/businesses in each category (with the most nominations) are selected.
These finalists (three per category) will be announced on Tuesday, 6 July via the Manawatu Hospitality Awards Facebook Page.
You can vote for your favourite finalists in each category online from Tuesday, 6 July from 7.00pm.
Voting closes on Friday, 23 July at 5.00pm.
Same rules apply for the voting form as they do the nomination form.
Anyone working in the Manawatu hospitality industry can fill out a voting form. The ‘industry’ encompasses all owners and workers at hospitality establishments and their direct suppliers.
You are asked to give your name, email address, position and company name when submitting your voting form. PLEASE NOTE - You may only submit five voting forms per business. Any forms following that will be disregarded.
Monday, 2 August 2021 at Awapuni Function Centre.
Anyone! The awards night is a celebration of the industry as a whole. We encourage people from all sides of the industry to come along.
Tickets are $89.00 RA members and $99.00 non members, and include an open bar and a 3 course meal.
PLEASE NOTE - Ticket numbers are strictly limited (due to venue capacity) so avoid missing out by purchasing your tickets early.
Tickets to the awards night go on sale via our website on Tuesday, 8 June – the same day nominations open.
We’ll be popping a few bottles of champers, so yes - the awards evening is R18 only.
Isn’t the pride and glory of being an Award Winner enough?
Just kidding... Each winner goes home with a rad wooden trophy – pop it up on your bar, your bathroom shelf, or wave it in the face of haters everywhere you go.