FINAL APPLICATION CRITERIA

THE CANTERBURY ROAD TRAUMA AWARDS COMMITTEE WILL REVIEW NOMINATIONS BASED ON THE NOMINEE’S SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO THE REDUCTION OF ROAD TRAUMA, EFFECTIVE CHANGE IMPLEMENTATION TO A PRODUCT, SERVICE, PROCESS OR SYSTEM THAT AS A DIRECT RESULT WILL PRODUCE A LONG-TERM BENEFIT TO THOSE IN THE CANTERBURY REGION.
NOMINATIONS FOR THE CANTERBURY ROAD TRAUMA AWARDS FOR PUBLIC SERVICE AND ROAD TRAUMA PREVENTION MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A LETTER OF SUPPORT FROM THE NOMINEE’S MANAGER. NOMINATIONS SHOULD BE CHECKED FOR ACCURACY PRIOR TO SUBMISSION. ANY NOMINATION FORM THAT DOES NOT INDICATE MANAGER’S CONSENT WILL BE DISREGARDED.
NOMINATIONS FOR THE ROAD TRAUMA PREVENTION AWARD SHOULD BE SUPPORTED BY INFORMATION REGARDING THE IMPACT OF THE INITIATIVE IN PREVENTING ROAD TRAUMA (PREFERABLY THE RESULTS OF A POST-IMPLEMENTATION EVALUATION RATHER THAN A PRE-IMPLEMENTATION ESTIMATION), PARTICULARLY IN THE CANTERBURY REGION.
SELF-NOMINATIONS OR NON-ORGANISATION NOMINATIONS FOR THE CANTERBURY ROAD TRAUMA AWARD FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT ONE WRITTEN REFERENCE IN SUPPORT IS PROVIDED. AN EXAMPLE OF A WRITTEN REFERENCE MAY BE NEW ZEALAND POLICE OR CANTERBURY DISTRICT HEALTH BOARD.
NOMINEES MUST AGREE TO BE CONTACTED BY A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT TRAUMA CHARITABLE TRUST TRADING AS NATIONAL ROAD TRAUMA CENTRE (‘TRUST’) TO VERIFY ANY INFORMATION SUBMITTED AND THE ELIGIBILITY OF THE NOMINEE.
NOMINATION IN A PREVIOUS YEAR DOES NOT PREVENT A NOMINATION AGAIN FOR FUTURE AWARDS. HOWEVER, ANY NEW NOMINATION MUST FOCUS ON A DIFFERENT SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION OR UPDATED LONG-TERM CONTRIBUTIONS.
ALL NOMINEES MUST BE DEEMBED TO BE A ‘FIT AND PROPRER PERSON’.
ALL NOMINATIONS MUST BE LODGED USING THE ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM TO THE CANTERBURY ROAD TRAUMA AWARDS COMMITTEE VIA THE TRUST’S WEBSITE.
NOMINATIONS OPEN ON 17 AUGUST 2020 AND CLOSE AT 11.59PM ON 18 OCTOBER 2020. NOMINATIONS MUST NOT EXCEED MORE THAN 500 WORDS.
UNLESS RELATING TO LONG-TERM CONTRIBUTIONS BY A NOMINEE, ANY NOMINATION SHOULD BE RELATED TO A ROAD TRAUMA INCIDENT (OR INCIDENTS) THAT OCCURRED WITHIN THE PREVIOUS TWO YEARS BEFORE THE NOMINATION CLOSING DATE.
UNTIL AWARD WINNERS ARE ANNOUNCED, THE COMMITTEE’S DELIBERATIONS AND DECISIONS ARE CONFIDENTIAL. THE COMMITTEE IS NOT PERMITTED TO DISCUSS OR DISCLOSE THE CONTENTS OF NOMINATIONS OUTSIDE THE CONFINES OF THE COMMITTEE DISCUSSIONS AND MEETINGS.  ALL PAPERS IN RELATION TO THE AWARDS ARE THE PROPERTY OF THE TRUST.
IF APPLICABLE, THE COMMITTEE, AT THEIR SOLE DISCRETION MAY CHOOSE ONE FURTHER AWARD RECIPIENT PER CATEGORY.
THE COMMITTEE’S DECISION IS FINAL AND MADE AT ITS SOLE AND COMPLETE DISCRETION. NO CORRESPONDENCE WILL BE ENTERED INTO.
FINALISTS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY PHONE AND EMAIL AFTER THE NOMINATION CLOSE-OFF DATE BY A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE TRUST.
FINALIST’S DETAILS SUCH AS NAME, EMPLOYER, WORKPLACE AND OTHER DETAILS IN RELATION TO THE NOMINATION WILL BE RELEASED TO SELECTED MEDIA PRIOR TO THE ROAD ACCIDENT REMEMBRANCE DAY. IF REQUIRED OTHER SIGNIFICANT PARTIES MAY BE INFORMED.
FINALISTS WILL BE INVITED TO ATTEND THE ROAD ACCIDENT REMEMBRANCE DAY ON SATURDAY, 28 NOVEMBER 2020, CHRISTCHURCH, WHERE THE RECIPIENT/S WILL RECEIVE THEIR AWARD AND ARE INVITED TO RESPOND.
FINALISTS MAY BE ASKED TO ENGAGE IN A BRIEF INTERVIEW (WHICH WOULD INCLUDE PHOTOGRAPHS) WITH THE TRUST. THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THE INTERVIEWS MAY BE USED FOR PROMOTIONAL OR PUBLICITY PURPOSES BY THE TRUST.
IF THE CANTERBURY ROAD TRAUMA AWARD FOR PUBLIC SERVICE OR ROAD TRAUMA PREVENTION RECIPIENT IS NOT PRESENT AT THE ROAD ACCIDENT REMEMBRANCE DAY THE AWARD WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE RECIPIENT’S REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND THE REGION WILL TAKE RESPONSIBILITY TO THEN PRESENT THE AWARD TO THE RECIPIENT AT A SUITABLE OCCASION.
IF THE CANTERBURY ROAD TRAUMA AWARD FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE RECIPIENT IS NOT PRESENT AT THE ROAD ACCIDENT REMEMBRANCE DAY THE AWARD WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE RECIPIENT BY A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE COMMITTEE AT A LATER DATE.
IT IS INTENDED AND AGREED THAT THE CONDUCT OF THE CANTERBURY ROAD TRAUMA AWARDS SHALL NOT GIVE RISE TO ANY LEGAL OBLIGATIONS OR DUTIES, VALID OR ENFORCEABLE IN ANY WAY AGAINST THE TRUST.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT PROF. ALAN NICHOLSON, CHAIR, CANTERBURY ROAD TRAUMA AWARDS COMMITTEE, 021 044 6705.