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Frequently asked questions

What is the purpose of the awards?

To celebrate excellence in the building and roofing industry, we want to recognise those showcasing exceptional use of COLORSTEEL® products.

What are the categories and who can enter?

If you're an installer working with COLORSTEEL® products you can enter the 'COLORSTEEL® Roofer of the Year' and the 'COLORSTEEL® Young Roofer of the Year' categories (provided you are under the age of 25 as of 1 November 2020).

For our 'COLORSTEEL® Building of the Year', an architect or designer of a project may enter. To be eligible to enter, each entry must have been completed within the period of the 30th June, 2019 and the 30th June, 2020.

Entrants can also be nominated by their employers. Each entrant must be working and living in New Zealand to enter or be nominated. Check out our entry form and Terms & Conditions document for more details.

What are the prizes?

We have fantastic prizes up for grabs!

$10,000 cash for our COLORSTEEL® Young Roofer of the Year

$25,000 travel voucher for the COLORSTEEL® Roofer of the Year

$25,000 media package for the COLORSTEEL® Building of the Year

Which categories should I apply for?

It’s totally up to you! If you want to apply for more than one category then go for it. You can also enter more than one project per category!

How do I enter?

This year we have made the entry process even easier than last year. All you have to do is fill out the entry form online and click submit. That’s it!

Does it cost to enter?

No, it’s free!

When do entries close?

Entries will close on 30th June 2020 to give us time to assess initial entries and shortlist our finalists. Finalists will then be contacted and asked to provide subsequent supporting information.

How does the application process work?

This is a two-stage process. The first step is really easy. All you need to do is fill out the entry form online. Please remember to include all the relevant information. The second stage will require a little bit more detail. We will shortlist entries, and notify finalists. We will then be in touch with finalists to communicate any additional information we need. Next, a second round of judging will take place, and a winner will be decided!

Can I nominate myself?

Yes of course! Or, you can be nominated by your employer.

Who is on the judging panel?

Our brilliant judging panel returns for 2020. Each of our judges have extensive experience working in the roofing and construction industry.

Our Judges are:
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

What is the judging criteria?

The Judges will be considering a range of criteria which will include:
• Creative design and innovative use of COLORSTEEL® products
• Complexity of project
• Environmental considerations
• Excellent workmanship
• Outstanding health and safety practices
• Leadership – the effort to go above and beyond
• Quality customer service and communication
• The ability to solve problems
• How the nominee has positively impacted the industry

Each entry will be judged on one project only.

Each entry must have been completed between the period of the 30th June, 2019 and the 30th June, 2020.

Visit here for a more detailed explanation on the judging criteria.

When can I expect to hear back if I am a finalist?

The first stage of judging will commence as soon as entries close on 30th June 2020. You can expect to hear from us within 30 days of entries closing.

When and where are the awards held?

The Awards ceremony will be held in Auckland. At this stage we are looking at the 14th of October but this may change! Please continue to check our website regularly for updates.

How do I get tickets for the awards evening?

If you’re a finalist, you can expect to be on the guest list. Otherwise get in touch with your supplier or Key Account Manager at New Zealand Steel for further details.

What if I have more questions?

If your question isn't answered above, flick us an email at We will be happy to help out.

Entries open April 6th