COLORSTEEL® Awards - Colorsteel

Due to developments of COVID-19 in New Zealand, we regret to inform you that the 2020 COLORSTEEL® Awards have now been cancelled. The next iteration of the Awards will be held in the second half of 2021. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at

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Recognising and celebrating New Zealand's best architects, designers, roofers, and their projects.

Overview of the Awards

Launched for the first time in 2019, The COLORSTEEL® Awards were designed to elevate pride in the roofing and construction industry. In 2020, this prestigious competition will continue to celebrate excellence in roofing and design. It will recognise and celebrate the nation’s best architects, designers and roofers as well as their associated projects.

COLORSTEEL® Building of the year

This award will go to a designer, or a group of people who have collaborated in pushing the design boundaries to create a functional space that inspires inside and out. This could be a commercial or residential building. This designer, or group, will showcase the potential of COLORSTEEL® and make it a dominant visual feature of the structure.

Prize: $25,000 Media Package

COLORSTEEL® Young Roofer of the Year

This award aims to recognise the amazing young talent in the roofing industry. This award will go to a roofer under the age of 25 as at 1st November 2019. Our winning roofer will show excellent workmanship, tenacious problem solving, the willingness to go the extra mile, great customer communication, leadership and faultless health & safety practices.

Prize: $10,000 Cash

COLORSTEEL® Roofer of the Year

We wish to acknowledge the significant contribution roofers are making to the industry. A range of criteria will be taken into consideration by the judging panel including the degree of project difficulty, aesthetics, problem-solving, and health & safety practices. This roofer will show outstanding workmanship, will demonstrate leadership and have excellent communication skills.

Prize: $25,000 Travel Voucher

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Judges & judging criteria

We’re very excited to announce that our esteemed judging panel will be returning in 2020. Our judges have endless experience in the roofing and construction industries and will help us recognise the outstanding work that’s being done in the industry.

Gretta Stephens – New Zealand Steel Chief Executive
Graham Moor – Roofing Association New Zealand Chief Executive Officer
Rod Newbold – Roofing Expert
Peter Wolfkamp – Site Foreman for The Block NZ
Ken Crosson – Director of Crosson Architects

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Dates for entries opening TBC