The Attitude Awards

Celebrating achievements in the disability sector.

2017 Attitude Awards!

The Attitude Awards celebrate the achievements of people who live with disabilities. This year, we celebrate with a black tie, gala event at Auckland's ANZ Viaduct Events Centre on Thursday, 9th November.

Announcing the 2017 Attitude Awards Finalists

Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to write in about so many deserving people. Every year we say it, and every year it is true - the calibre of entries for these awards continue to astound us. Our selection panel have deliberated, pouring over the nominations for 2 weeks before spending a day in a room together, locking the doors until they emerged with a list of this years finalists.

The Attitude Epic Award!

The Attitude Epic Award, sponsored by Drake Medox, celebrates the unexpected – people who are breaking preconceived ideas of what’s possible when you live with disability, by simply getting out there and doing cool stuff for the fun of it! This is about truly interesting talents… relative to the person’s disability.

Air New Zealand People's Choice Award

Vote for your favourite Attitude Award finalist in the Air New Zealand People's Choice Award. Voting closes November 8 at 12pm.

Watch the 2016 Attitude Awards

Attitude Trust Scholarships to Study 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 is led by principal sponsor ACC and the Lion Foundation.

Category sponsors getting behind the Awards this year include Barfoot & Thompson, Drake-Medox, Manawanui in charge, Ministry of Health, HealthCare NZ LTD, Air NZ, Westpac and Datacom.

Thank you to NZ on Air for making the televised coverage available to all New Zealanders.

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.