If you know someone living with a disability whose achievements deserve celebrating, or someone who
makes a difference for them, nominate them for an Attitude Award.
Inspired by Attitude TV (TV One 8:30am Sundays), the fourth annual Attitude Awards will again highlight
New Zealanders living with disabilities and people like employers who make life more enjoyable for
them, at a black tie awards evening.
Nominations for the 2011 Attitude Awards are open until August 7 and nomination forms can be
downloaded from the Attitude website.
From an internationally recognised athlete to a friendly community helper, anyone living with a
disability is eligible for category nomination. There are seven categories in the awards: sport performer
of the year, courage in sport, artistic achievement, youth, spirit of Attitude, ACC employer and ‘making a
The ACC Supreme Attitude Award will be selected from winners of these categories and the overall
winner will receive the use of a Signature Class car for a year, provided by Toyota New Zealand, as well
as $5000 worth of travel from Air New Zealand.
Dr Jan White, ACC Chief Executive says ACC is proud to return as a principal sponsor of the Attitude
“Few events are more inspiring than the Attitude Awards. These Awards are all about people who’ve
faced tremendous challenges, yet have shown the determination to overcome them in the pursuit of a
normal life – the sort of life many of us take for granted.”
“That’s the reason why we take our hats off to all the Award nominees, and why we come together for
these awards to celebrate their achievements. It’s also the reason why ACC is proud to sponsor this
Drake Medox, New Zealand on Air, Westpac, IHC Foundation, Air New Zealand, Toyota Mobility, Wayne
Francis Charitable Trust and Ministry of Health have also committed to supporting the awards.
The black tie event will be held at the new Viaduct Events Centre in Auckland on December 1.
Guests can expect to mix and mingle with New Zealand celebrities, politicians, sport stars, and network
with the movers and shakers in the disability sector.
Tickets to the event can be purchased from the www.attitudepictures.com website.