Applications for the 2019 Health Excellence Awards are now open

If you are taking part in an innovative project or research, that is making a difference to our patients, our community, or our people – apply now for the Auckland DHB Health Excellence Awards 2019.

You can find all the award categories and criteria here.

The Health Excellence Awards highlight examples of excellence that make a difference to the health and experience of our patients and community. They are our way of recognising and celebrating the dedication of our people and inspiring others.

Applications close 30 September 2019.

Finalists will be announced at the end of October. Winners will be revealed at the Health Excellence Awards on 27 November 2019. 

Thank you to the generous support of the Auckland Health Foundation(external link) and Starship Foundation(external link).

Who can enter?

Applications are invited from Auckland DHB employees and contractors, primary care organisations, GP practices and NGOs who provide services to support the health and wellbeing of the Auckland DHB population.

People in clinical and non-clinical positions are encouraged to apply.

You can either put your own project forward or nominate a project or initiative that you know delivers Health Excellence.


  • Applications close Monday 30 September 2019
  • Finalists will be announced at the end of October
  • Winners will be revealed at the awards evening on 27 November 2019

Entry rules

  1. The Auckland District Health Board Health Excellence Awards are open to all employees of Auckland DHB and those who work with or on behalf of Auckland DHB in the community to support our population to be healthy.
  2. Entrants may self-nominate or be nominated by another.
  3. Individuals or teams may enter the Health Excellence Awards.
  4. Each project, or programme must either be active, or have concluded July 2018  or later
  5. All applications for the awards must be submitted electronically by Monday 30 September 2019. Applications received after this date will not be considered by the judges.
  6. All entries for the Research category must have been published after 1 January 2018.
  7. Please adhere to the specified word count. This excludes any tables and images.
  8. If you are a finalist, the judging panel may ask you to provide further information about your entry. This could take the form of a short presentation, a poster or a video about your entry or some additional questions.
  9. Information provided in any application will be held by Auckland DHB for the purpose of assessing the applications and promoting the Awards. In submitting an application, applicants consent to the publication of some or all of the information contained within their application.
  10. All finalists and winners will be photographed for publicity purposes before and during the awards

How to apply

Please make sure you have read the criteria and entry rules.

You will find a copy of the application form under each category heading.

Once you have completed your application form make sure you save it and follow the instructions below to upload it to the Health Excellence online portal for the Awards.

Instructions for uploading

Go the Judgify Health Excellence Awards portal(external link).

First you will need to register – click the link at the top right of the screen. Add in your details: name, email address and a password (make a note of your password, in case you want to go back in and edit your nomination or submit another nomination).

After you have registered, you will be taken to the page to submit your completed nomination form:

  • Enter the award category  name – from the drop down list
  • Enter the name of the person, team or project you are nominating
  • Enter your name
  • Click on the browse button and follow the instructions from there
  • After your document has been uploaded (it may take a few seconds), press the submit button or press submit and add new if you have other nominations to add

Once you are registered, you can log back in to the Health Excellence online portal to add further nominations.

You can edit your nomination up until the closing date.

If you experience any difficulty submitting your nomination form, please email

The judging process

Applications will be assessed by a panel of internal and external experts using the published criteria.

The judges will choose up to three finalists for each category.

The finalists will be announced at the end of October 2019.

The finalists may be asked to submit further information to support their application and help the judging panel make their final decision to select a winner. This may be in the form of a presentation.

The winners will be announced at the Health Excellence Awards evening on 27 November 2019.


If you have a question about the Health Excellence Awards please email

Previous winners

You can see some of our previous winners and finalists in the 2017 and 2018 winners galleries.

Information Pack

You can find all of this information in our Health Excellence Awards 2019 Information Pack.  [DOC, 471 KB]