Westpac Northland Business Excellence Awards

Creative Industries

Who can enter the Creative Industries category?
All individuals, businesses and organisations in the creative sector are encouraged to apply.

This specialist category rewards initiative, talent, creativity and entrepreneurship across the creative industries, recognising the central role they play in the development of a competitive and sustainable creative economy.

Objectives of the Award

  • To inform the Northland creative sector to the opportunities that thrive within, Whangarei, Kaipara and Far North districts whilst showcasing and rewarding those that work, live and play in the region.
  • To better understand the dynamics of being an entrepreneur in the creative economy
  • To showcase Creative Industries business such as visual and performing arts, music, film and script, publishing, television, architecture, design, advertising and digital technology including gaming and fashion.

The winner of this award will receive the following value added promotional items courtesy of Creative Northland:

  • Free listing in the Artists Database
  • 20% discount on the advertising fee in the Northland Arts Guide
  • “Spotlight On” feature on the Creative Northland webpage

All entrants of this category should read the Creative Industries Entry Guidelines 2017 prior to entering.

Entrant Workshop

To make the process of entering as easy as possible, a Creative Industries Entrant Workshop has been organised to clarify the entry process and provide some insight to what the judges are looking for. The workshop will be run by Creative Northland, Business Coaching NZ and the NZ Chambers of Commerce Northland.

Creative Industries Workshop – 5.30pm at Creative Northland, at The Orchard Business & Event Hub*
Wednesday 24th May 2017

Register your interest to attend the workshop or set up a one on one meeting contact the Chamber.

*The Orchard Business & Event Hub is located on the Corner of Cameron & Walton Streets, above Harvey Furnishings
The entrance is via the Carpark at the back of the building (opposite Gengy’s restaurant and Whangarei Dry Cleaners)


About Creative Northland Raising the profile of arts in our region.

Creative Northland has an ongoing commitment to ensure the arts sector in Northland is dynamic, thriving and influential. We do this through professional development workshops and audience development initiatives collaborating with regional, national and international connections in the creative industries.

Contact the Chamber to enter the Creative Industries award

Read Entry FAQ’s