Background on the CDEM Awards and the nomination process plus links to information about previous and current winners.
CDEM Awards are intended for those people, groups, or organisations that have made significant contributions to CDEM in New Zealand and deserve recognition at the national level.
Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Awards programme was introduced by the Minister of Civil Defence in 2009 to recognise career and volunteer personnel within CDEM in New Zealand. The awards programme also serves to raise awareness of CDEM efforts across New Zealand.
Both paid and volunteer personnel are eligible for the CDEM Awards.
The CDEM awards are designed to complement existing means of formal recognition, including New Zealand Royal Honours and Mayoral awards.
There are three types of award:
For contributions to CDEM in New Zealand
- CDEM Gold Award: for outstanding contributions to CDEM in New Zealand
- CDEM Silver Award: for important contributions to CDEM in New Zealand.
- Director’s Award for Innovation: for exceptional innovation or creativity that has pushed the boundaries of current CDEM practice in New Zealand.
For long service:
- CDEM Long Service Award: for 10 years’, 20 years’, or 30 years’ service to CDEM at the local or national level.
A nomination can be submitted by any person who is familiar with the contribution of the individual, group or organisation being submitted. An individual cannot nominate themselves but can prepare a nomination for the group or organisation with which they are affiliated. Nominations should be supported by the chief executive of the nominating authority.
More information about CDEM Awards is provided in the Information Series document Civil Defence Emergency Management Awards [IS 15/17] - revised October 2017 (.pdf 800kb).
Nominations for Contribution to CDEM in New Zealand and Director’s Award for Innovation will close on 31 March 2021 so the Awards can be presented at the 2021 National Emergency Management Conference.
Nominations for long service awards may be submitted at any time during the year. 20 and 30 year nominations submitted by 31 March 2021 will be eligible to be presented at the 2021 National Emergency Management Conference.