ACE Awards

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.  

ACE Awards convenor Rebecca Jackson 

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.  

2024 ACE Awards

The 2024 ACE Awards Gala will be held on Thursday 24 October 2024 in Christchurch. 

Key dates

  • 3 May: Submission deadline
  • 14 May: Client and Asset Owner Feedback forms sent out
  • 14 June: Invoices released
  • June - August: Judging period
  • 13 - 14 August: Final Judges Meeting
  • 20 August: ACE to inform applicants if you are winning an award
  • 24 October: ACE Awards Gala in Christchurch   

Key information

For information about the 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.


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

2023 ACE Awards 

The 2023 ACE Awards were held on Thursday 21 September at the Dominion Museum Building in Wellington. There were six Gold Award winners, four Silver Award winners, two Merit Award winners, a Sustainability Award winner and a Client Award winner. There were also two Emerging Leader Award winners and a President's Award winner. 

Read more about the 2023 ACE Awards winners