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 Viaduct Events Centre on Thursday, 9th November.

Nominations now open until June 28!

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.

More coming soon!

Stay tuned for more Award announcements! Adding to our usual People's Choice online voting, we have a brand new Award that will allow people to upload their own stories as videos. More to come soon...

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 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 and Westpac.

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.