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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?

COLORSTEEL® Young Roofer of the Year

COLORSTEEL® Roofer of the Year

COLORSTEEL® Building of the Year

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

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 2019).

For the COLORSTEEL® Building of the Year category, an architect or designer of a project may enter. Any entries for this category must have been granted a code of compliance certificate following the date of 1 January 2018 to be eligible.

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

Which categories should I enter?

It's totally up to you! If you want to enter for more than one category then go for it.

Can I nominate myself?

Yes of course! Or, your employer can nominate you.

Does it cost to enter?

No, it's free!

How do I enter?

It's really easy! Download the entry form fill it out and email it to

When do entries close?

Entries will close at 5.00pm on 31 August 2019 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 entry process work?

This is a two-stage process.

Stage 1: The first stage is really easy. All you need to do is download the entry form, fill it out and email it to Please remember to include all relevant information.

Stage 2: This 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!

What are the terms and conditions?

Download the Terms and Conditions.

Where can I find out about the judging panel?

We have a brilliant panel of judges who have a wealth of experience working in the roofing and construction industry. Check out all the judges.

Where can I find out about the judging criteria?

The judging criteria varies from category to category. However, there are some overall things the judges will be looking for across all categories. Check out 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 31 August 2019. 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 7 of November but this is may change! Please continue to check here 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.

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