The Attitude Awards

Celebrating achievements in the disability sector.

2017 Attitude Awards!

Planning for the next Attitude Awards is now underway! The Awards celebrate the achievements of people who live with disabilities. This year, we celebrate with a black tie event on November 9. More information to come soon...

Nominations Open for Attitude Awards 2017

ACC Employer Award

This award recognises an employer who provides outstanding recruitment and retention opportunities for people with disabilities.

Youth Spirit Award

A person up to the age of 20 who lives with a disability and who has made a significant contribution to improving society.

Making A Difference Award

To recognise someone with or without a disability who has made a significant contribution to improving the lives of people with disabilities.

Artistic Achievement Award

To recognise a disabled individual who has made a difference through their creativity. The purpose of this award is to shine the spotlight on artistic talent.

Entrepreneur Award

Celebrating a person with a disability who has developed his or her own business or social enterprise. This may be a cottage industry or a larger company.

Leadership Award

Leadership comes in many forms. This award recognises someone who lives with an intellectual disability and has shown leadership amongst their peers.

Spirit of Attitude Award

A person with a disability who has overcome hardship to achieve their personal goals. This award celebrates those who are truly embracing life and making the utmost of whatever abilities they have.

Watch the 2016 Attitude Awards

Attitude Trust Scholarships to Study in the Media

It’s widely accepted that people with disabilities are under represented in the media. We want to change this, but not just the number represented - we want to actively increase the numbers of people with disabilities working in the media.

With Thanks To...

Our Sponsor Family

A loyal family of sponsors and supporters led by principal sponsor ACC and the Lion Foundation has helped cover the costs of the judging, the bulk of the location expenses and the event itself. Silver level sponsors include KPMG, Manawanui in Charge, Westpac, Barfoot & Thompson, Drake Medox, the Ministry of Health and HealthCare NZ. Other current sponsors include Ricoh, Air New Zealand, New Zealand On Air. All sponsors are committed to the Awards and the continued drive towards a more accepting, respectful and inclusive society.

The Attitude Trust

The Attitude Awards are operated by The Attitude Trust. Trustees include: Hon. Ruth Dyson, Stacey Roche, David Rutherford, Richard Barker, Robyn Scott-Vincent MNZOM and Dan Buckingham.