Judges & Judging Criteria

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About the Judges

Our esteemed judging panel brings strong experience in technical roofing know-how and leading architectural design. Their expertise will help us recognise and award the best design and craftsmanship from all the outstanding work being completed within our industry.

Graham Moor Colorsteel® awards judge

Graham Moor

CEO Roofing Association of NZ (RANZ)

Graham has 40 years’ experience in the roofing industry. His illustrious 40 years in the industry have included running his own roofing business for 21 years and working for leading roofing manufacturers. Graham has achieved National Certificates in Metal Roofing and Wall Cladding, Metal Tile and Membrane Roofing. Graham is an industry assessor for National Certificate trainees and has held the CEO position for the Roofing Association of NZ (RANZ) since 2016.

Mark Bishop Colorsteel® awards judge

Mark Bishop

Managing Director, Roof Safe NZ

Since 1978 Mark has been a roofing contractor and business owner. He has served on the Roofing Association New Zealand Executive Committee for over 10 years, including 4 years serving as President. Mark holds national certificates in both long run roofing and wall cladding as well as pressed metal tiles. Today Mark runs his own small roofing company where he still gets to enjoy spending time on the tools.

Rod Newbold Colorsteel® awards judge

Rod Newbold

Product Launch Manager, NZ Steel

Rod has 45 years' experience in the New Zealand roofing industry. Rod is a key (life) member of the New Zealand Metal Roofing Manufacturers Association, serving on the Installation Standards Committee and Technical Committee which includes the role of technical consultant. On top of his role at New Zealand Steel as Product Launch Manager, Rod is also the Executive Editor of Version 3 of the NZ Metal Roof and Wall Cladding Code of Practice.

Ken Crosson Colorsteel® awards judge

Ken Crosson

Director, Crosson Architects

One of New Zealand’s leading architects, Ken has developed an exceptional portfolio of award-winning homes including NZ Home magazines ‘Home of the Year 2003’ and ‘Home of the Decade 2006’ awards. In 2012, he was a finalist in the World Architecture Awards for the project 'Hut on Sleds'. His designs have twice been listed by World Architecture News among the 'Six Best Houses' in the World'. Ken is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Architects.

Lindley Naismith Colorsteel® awards judge

Lindley Naismith

Director Scarlet Architects, Co-Chair Architects + Women NZ

Having received numerous awards and commendations for her work, Lindley has established a strong reputation as one of New Zealand’s leading architects. In 2000 Lindley co-founded Scarlet architects with Jane Aimer. Since the establishment of Scarlet Architects, Lindley and her team have won 8 NZIA Local Awards and 2 NZIA New Zealand Awards. Outside of her work with Scarlet Architects, Lindley has also held roles with NZIA and is currently the co-chair of Architecture + Women New Zealand.

Judging Criteria

Colorsteel® Roofer of the Year

The Colorsteel® Roofer of the Year category acknowledges the significant contribution roofers make to our industry. In order to celebrate the true depth of the exceptional roofing talent across New Zealand, we have extended this year's award to 3 categories:

Category A: Tray Profiles – A new category designed for the specialised installation of tray profiles
Category B: Trapezoidal Profiles – A category designed to recognise the installation of trapezoidal profiles
Category C: Corrugate Profiles – A category to highlight the work installers are doing with classic corrugate profiles

SUPREME ROOFER OF THE YEAR: An overall Colorsteel® Supreme Roofer of the Year will be awarded from the winners of the three afore mentioned categories.

For Category A-B-C, entrants will be judged on one entry but are welcome to enter more than one project. 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. Wining roofers will show outstanding workmanship, demonstrate leadership and have excellent communication skills.

Detailed Criteria:
Following initial entry submissions, entrants will be notified if they have been progressed to the following round. At this point, the judging process will consist of a site visit/s and will include an interview with at least two members of the judging panel.

Round One – Judged on the entry submission

  • Exceptional use of Colorsteel®
  • Degree of difficulty
  • Appropriate orientation of product

Round Two – Site Visit & Assessment
An assessment of:

  • Workmanship and installation quality, including: Straight cuts, formation of flashings & ridges, consistency of detail, tightening of screws, fixing lines and spacings, straightness at eves, general layout, underlay, direction of lay, correct use of silicon, penetration design, weatherproof scratches and damages, orientation of product. Entrants may be required to produce evidence of additional projects to assess consistency of workmanship
  • Suitability of the application for the environment
  • Client Relationship Management and Health & Safety practices
  • Professional development – continuing professional learning and development, membership of industry bodies

Prizes:
Category A: Tray Profiles – $10,000 Cash
Category B: Trapezoidal Profiles – $10,000 Cash
Category C: Corrugate Profiles – $10,000 Cash
Supreme Roofer of the Year – $5,000 Cash

Colorsteel® Young Roofer of the Year

The Colorsteel® Young Roofer of the Year award recognises and celebrates the best of our young emerging talent. The winning roofer will have demonstrated excellent workmanship and tenacious problem solving, whilst managing the project from inception to completion. To be eligible for this award, this roofer must be 25 years or younger as of 31st July 2021.

Detailed Criteria:
Following initial entry submissions, the judging process will consist of a site visit/s and will include an interview with at least two members of the judging panel.
Round One – Judged on the entry submission

  • Exceptional use of Colorsteel®
  • Degree of difficulty
  • Appropriate orientation of product

Round Two – Site Visit & Assessment
An assessment of:

  • Workmanship and installation quality, including: Straight cuts, formation of flashings & ridges, consistency of detail, tightening of screws, fixing lines and spacings, straightness at eves, general layout, underlay, direction of lay, correct use of silicon, penetration design, weatherproof scratches and damages, orientation of product. Entrants may be required to produce evidence of additional projects to assess consistency of workmanship
  • Suitability of the application for the environment
  • Client Relationship Management and Health & Safety practices
  • Leadership- Setting a standard for others, making timely decisions when required, great communication. Building a successful team for the project
  • Professional development – continuing professional learning and development, membership of industry bodies

Prize: $10,000 Cash

The Colorsteel® Service to Roofing Award

New Zealand roofing wouldn't be where it is today without the key people who have dedicated their time and resources to training & educating others and ensuring continued innovation of products and processes. This year will see a new award, the inaugural Colorsteel® Service to Roofing award, to recognise and celebrate those that have made a significant contribution to our industry, with one outstanding individual taking away the win in 2021.

Prize: A 2-night 'Air New Zealand Mystery Break'

Colorsteel® Residential Building of the Year

The prestigious Colorsteel® Residential Building of the Year award recognises and celebrates the exceptional use of Colorsteel® in the residential sector. This category will be judged on the overall physical building, with entry open to all architects, architectural designers, and builders. The winner of this category will have showcased Colorsteel® as the dominant feature of the project, with the building's visual aesthetics, functionality and the quality of finishing all taken into consideration.

Detailed Criteria:
Following initial entry submissions, entrants will be notified if they have progressed to the following round. At this point, the judging process will consist of a site visit/s and will include an interview with at least two members of the judging panel.
Round One – Judged on the entry submission

  • Style of overall project design
  • Exceptional use of Colorsteel®
  • Compatibility and seamless integration of accompanying materials with Colorsteel®
  • Appropriate orientation of product

Round Two – Site Visit & Assessment
An assessment of:

  • The workmanship and quality of the dwelling including the degree of difficulty
  • Suitability of the application for the environment

Prize: $10,000 Cash

Colorsteel® Commercial Building of the Year

The esteemed Colorsteel® Commercial Building of the Year Award recognises and celebrates the exceptional use of Colorsteel® in the commercial sector*. The award winner will have successfully utilised Colorsteel® as the leading feature of the building's design. The category will be judged on the whole building with entries open to the architect, designer or builder of the project.
* Commercial Sector - Buildings such as: Manufacturing & processing plants, warehousing facilities and farm buildings. Business spaces public or private sector, office complexes & community buildings such as Libraries, Community and Sports Centres. Major commercial developments in the residential sector, whether apartment buildings, retirement villages, or multi-dwelling developments.

Detailed Criteria:
Following initial entry submissions, entrants will be notified if they have been progressed to the following round. At this point, the judging process will consist of a site visit/s and will include an interview with at least two members of the judging panel.
Round One – Judged on the entry submission

  • Style of overall project design
  • Exceptional use of Colorsteel®
  • Compatibility and seamless integration of accompanying materials with Colorsteel®
  • Appropriate orientation of product

Round Two – Site Visit & Assessment
An assessment of:

  • The workmanship and quality of the dwelling including the degree of difficulty
  • Suitability of the application for the environment

Prize: $10,000 Cash

Colorsteel® Shed of the Year

From the top of the North to the bottom of the South there are thousands of Colorsteel® sheds keeping our beloved cars, boats and tools sheltered from the elements. The Colorsteel® Shed of the Year award will celebrate the country's best shed, garage or carport that not only looks great, but is built to stand the test of time. To be eligible for the Colorsteel® Shed of the Year, projects must be pre-engineered buildings used primarily for residential or non-commercial purposes*.
* Sheds for commercial use are encouraged to enter the Colorsteel® Commercial Building of the Year category. Refer Colorsteel® Commercial Building of the Year category for more detail.

Detailed Criteria:
Round One – Judged on the entry submission

  • Style of overall project design
  • Exceptional use of Colorsteel®
  • Compatibility and seamless integration of accompanying materials with Colorsteel®
  • Appropriate orientation of product

Round Two – Site Visit & Assessment
An assessment of:

  • The workmanship and quality of the dwelling including the degree of difficulty
  • Suitability of the application for the environment

Prize: $10,000 Cash

Enter The 2021 COLORSTEEL® Awards
Entries Close 31/07/21