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Nominations for the 2017 Governor General's Anzac of the Year Award will open early 2017 - dates to be announced. 

How to Nominate

  • Nominations can be made by any New Zealand citizen, resident or organization.
  • Nominations should be made using the official nomination form. The preference is for nominations to be submitted by email, however nominations can also be submitted via post or courier.
  • Nominations should follow the format requested.
  • Nominations should be 1-4 pages in total. Audio visual content will not be accepted.
  • Nominators may contact the Award office for guidance or clarification during compilation of a nomination.
  • All nomination information and material submitted remains the property of the Award office and will not be returned unless previously arranged with the Award office, and may be used for publicity purposes.
  • All nominations will be acknowledged as received.
  • Nominations will be treated as confidential.
  • Nominations should not be disclosed to other parties or the media.

Criteria for Nominations

  • Nominees must be able to be considered an outstanding New Zealander, or New Zealanders, who have given service in a positive, selfless and compassionate manner, demonstrating the qualities ofcomradeship, compassion, courage and commitment, embodied in the spirit of Anzac.
  • Nominations can be made for a single act occurring in the previous calendar year (1 Jan – 31 Dec) or for significant service to New Zealanders or the international community.
  • Nominations can be made for an individual, or a group of individuals.
  • Nominees must be New Zealand citizens (New Zealand citizens residing outside New Zealand are eligible for nomination)
  • Nominations can be made for a posthumous award.
  • Nominees may be re-nominated in subsequent years provided the nomination meets the criteria.
  • A recipient may not receive the Award more than once unless in a different capacity or for a different action or service.

Award Office

The Governor General's Anzac of the Year Award is managed by The Royal New Zealand RSA.


(04) 894 9185

The Governor General's Anzac of the Year Award
Royal New Zealand RSA
P O Box 27248
Marion Square
Wellington 6141

Street Address
The Governor General's Anzac of the Year Award
Royal New Zealand RSA
Level 4
Anzac House
181 Willis Street



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