2024 beacon awards

Celebrating outstanding media thinking in Aotearoa New Zealand.


call for entry

Find out how to enter, category info, and eligibility in the entry guide.

entry forms

You can find all entry forms for download here. For more information click here.

ready to enter?

Create your account and start entering.

award show tickets

Award show tickets are now on sale. To find out more and purchase your tickets click here.

inspiring individual award

To find out more about the award and nominate an inspiring individual click here.

First Five Rungs Shadow Judging Programme


With the introduction of the First Five Rungs Shadow Judging Programme, participants will have the exclusive chance to observe and learn from seasoned judges, understand the essential elements that contribute to rewarding the best in our Media Industry. 

Nominations closed Wednesday 28 February 2024

Key Dates

Early Bird Deadline | Tuesday 23 April

Extended Deadline | Tuesday 30 April

Category Online Judging | Monday 20 May - Tuesday 4 June

Category In-person Judging | Thursday 6 June

Executive Online Judging | Monday 10 June - Monday 17 June

Executive In-person Judging | Wednesday 19 June

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2023 awards show highlights

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beacon updates

beacon 2024 | categories
2024 beacon awards call for entry is now available Click here to enter this year's awards
beacon 2023 | winners announced
You can find the complete list of results here.
beacon 2023 | finalists announced
Celebrating Outstanding: Finalists Revealed for the 2023 beacon awards
beacon 2022 | winners
To view the winners list click here. The 2022 Beacon Awards in association with oOh!media was held...