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2024 ACE Awards

Christchurch - October 24, 2024 at 6:00pm - 11pm


The ACE Awards celebrate Aotearoa New Zealand’s best consultants working in the built and natural environment and the exceptional mahi being done for communities here and overseas.  

The awards recognise the consultants who go above and beyond ‘business as usual’ to deliver projects and initiatives.  Our award entrants are often up against really complex challenges, like tight timeframes, small budgets or remote locations, so the results we’ve seen from this year’s entrants are truly remarkable.   

It’s the rigorous judging criteria that makes the ACE Awards stand out. Our judges are consultants at the top of their game, handpicked each year from the industry. As well as outstanding consulting services, they focus on technical expertise, sustainable value and client satisfaction.  

Projects are awarded gold, silver or merit based on the level of achievement, how much the project has exceeded expectations and whether it sets a new industry standard. Judges may also present special awards where there is a unique contribution to the industry or community. 

Read about the 2023 ACE Awards winners 

People Awards

We’re excited to announce that applications are open for the ACE New Zealand People Awards  and there are two new awards in the mix for 2024. We want to hear about all the amazing work consultants are doing within their organisations and communities

Key dates

  • 3 May: Submission deadline for ACE Awards
  • 19 July: Submission deadline for People Awards
  • 21 August: ACE to inform applicants if you are winning an ACE Award or not
  • 23 August: Shortlisted candidates informed if you are winning a People Award or not
  • Mid September: Shortlisted candidates informed if they are a People Award finalist or not
  • 24 October: winners of the ACE Awards and People Awards announced at the ACE Awards Gala in Christchurch 

How to enter

For information about the entering the ACE Awards, including what to include in your submission and what the judges are looking for, visit Key information, submission requirements and how we judge entries. Please note entries for the ACE Awards are now closed.

The People Awards are open. Submissions close Friday, 19 July.


If you have any questions about the ACE Awards, email ACE Team Administrator Yasmin Rudman-Cruse at [email protected].

If you have any questions about the People Awards, email ACE General Manager Engagement Hannah Bryce at [email protected].