NZ Steel launches inaugural COLORSTEEL Awards


New Zealand Steel has announced the opening of entries for the inaugural 2019 COLORSTEEL Awards, celebrating excellence in the roofing and construction industry.

Following COLORSTEEL’s brand identity relaunch last year, New Zealand’s only manufacturer of quality steel has designed the awards to elevate pride and professionalism in the roofing and construction industry.

The awards will recognise the industry’s best roofers, as well as highlight innovative design across the country.

In its inaugural year, the awards will consist of three categories recognising talent in New Zealand’s roofing industry.

Prizes will include $10,000 cash for the COLORSTEEL Young Roofer of the Year, a $25,000 travel voucher for the COLORSTEEL Roofer of the Year, and a $25,000 media package for the COLORSTEEL Building of the Year.

For each category, entrants may nominate themselves or be nominated by their employer. Entrants are invited to enter as many categories as they are eligible for.

This year’s judging panel was carefully chosen based on outstanding experience in the roofing and construction industry.

Using their wealth of knowledge, the judges will choose winners based on a fair evaluation across a variety of criteria.

Entrants will be judged on multiple factors, ranging from project difficulty through to environmental practices.

The 2019 judges are:

New Zealand Steel chief executive Gretta Stephens,

Roofing Association New Zealand chief executive officer Graham Moor,

Roofing expert Rod Newbold,

The Block NZ site foreman and renowned media personality and builder Peter Wolfkamp, and

Crosson Architects director Ken Crosson.

Awards organiser and New Zealand Steel head of marketing Sarah Pepworth says the event will highlight the quality and originality of talent in the roofing and design industry.

“We can’t wait to celebrate our first-ever COLORSTEEL Awards, and look forward to seeing entries from the most innovative and talented members of New Zealand’s roofing and construction industry,” Ms Pepworth says.

“We have a brilliant panel of judges, and invite all roofers and designers who have shown exceptional use of COLORSTEEL in their projects to show us their work.”

Entries are now open and will close on July 31, 2019. The awards evening will take place in November.

For more information on the awards and how to enter, visit

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