Main Categories and Criteria


THE CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT IN NEW ZEALAND INC.

ANNUAL AWARDS

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in New Zealand Incorporated (CILT) offers awards each year according to the details listed below. They are presented at the Institute's Annual Awards Dinner held in October each year.

The following general conditions apply to the awards:

Where, in the opinion of the judges, the required standards are not met for any given award, CILT will not make that award in any particular year.

Award winners do not necessarily have to be members of CILT, except where stated.

NOTE: For all award nominations please see copies required . This is summarized in the award details.

It is important to note the criteria requirement for each award which will be strictly adhered to. Close-off dates for nominations is 15 August for Academic and 31 August for all other categories. Postal mail will be accepted arriving 17th August for Academic awards and for other Categories on 2 September.

(A) Academic/Research Category of Awards

Special notes for the Academic Awards:

(Note: For the Academic Awards, we require three copies of the documentation to be supplied to us, plus one electronic copy (USB) of all material submitted. Material will not be returned.)

Note: An individual may be nominated for any of these academic awards but may only receive one award in any year. Close date for Academic Awards is 15 August.

Project applications towards A4 and A5 categories will be expected to be presented formally in"Project Format"Including an executive summary, Contents Page, List of figures/tables, introduction and methodology, literature review, case study/analysis, critical discussion, recommendation, references and if required appendix.

Close-off dates for nominations is 15 August for Academic, mail will be accepted arriving 17 August.

Academic Awards

A1 The MITO / CILT Scholarship is awarded to a MITO graduate who is an emerging industry leader from the road transport, logistics, ports or stevedoring sectors.

Sponsor: MITO

The CILT and MITO scholarship for an emerging industry leader, that has completed a MITO or Tranzqual qualification within the road transport, logistics, ports or stevedoring sectors, to assist them with their further professional development.

Criteria: This award is open to employees in the road transport, logistics, ports and stevedoring sectors that have already completed a qualification with MITO or Tranzqual.

Applicants are required to submit the following:

· A letter outlining:

o The details of the qualification or training course they wish to complete and why they wish to complete it

o Their career and leadership aspirations

o The qualification(s) they have already gained and how the qualification(s) has benefited their career

o Any evidence of current business or personal leadership that may add value to their application.

· A letter of support from their employer.

Judging panel: One representative from MITO, CILT and Industry.

Award prize: $1,000 towards further study or professional development plus a framed certificate (MITO with CILT logo). Payment will be by re-imbursement of expenses actually incurred up to the limit of the scholarship.

Timings: Applications are to be submitted to CILT. The winner will receive the award at the annual CILT Awards Dinner. .

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A2 The CILT Award for the best undergraduate level project on a logistics and transport topic submitted for academic credit in an accredited Tertiary Academic Institution in New Zealand.

Sponsor: Port of Tauranga Ltd

Criteria: The eligibility period will be for projects completed in the previous academic year. Students may nominate themselves by submitting a certified copy of their project and marks/grades achieved together with a letter of support from their academic program director or equivalent.

Award prize: $800 as a contribution to the winner’s attendance at the Awards function or to their professional development.

A3 The Logistics Training Group Award for the Top New Zealand Graduate
in the CILT-UK Professional Diploma in Logistics & Transport

Sponsor: Logistics Training Group

Criteria: This award is made on the recommendation of the Program Director, for the student who has achieved the highest overall performance in the UK Professional Diploma. The eligibility period will be for the previous academic year.

Award prize: $500 as a contribution to the winner's professional development.

A4 The CILT Award for overall (and sustained) outstanding achievement in a programme or project with a focus on Transport and Logistics taught in New Zealand leading to an accredited Postgraduate qualification.

Sponsor: Dexion New Zealand

Description: The emphasis of this award is on sustained excellence across all components that comprise the qualification that is submitted for consideration.

Criteria: The eligibility period will be for programmes of study completed in the previous academic year. Only nominations for completed qualifications will be accepted. Students may nominate themselves by submitting a certified copy of their academic transcript and grades received, together with a letter of support from their academic programme director or equivalent. Applications may include samples of the candidate’s work, (eg major assignments / projects).

Award prize: $1,000.00 as a contribution to the winner’s professional development.

A5 The Ministry of Transport Award for outstanding achievement at Masters Level, in a dissertation or thesis with a focus on transport planning and policy, or transport and the economy, or supply chains and logistics or transport and environmental issues or some combination of these broad areas.

Description: This is the CILTs premier award at a Masters level for outstanding research effort. The dissertation or thesis must form part of work submitted to a New Zealand Tertiary Education provider for a Masters level qualification. This Award is not open to PhD students. The research dissertation or thesis must represent at least a quarter of the assessment for the qualification at a Masters level unless the qualification is by thesis or dissertation only.



Sponsor: Ministry of Transport

Criteria: The subject of the research is to be in a field of transport planning and policy, or supply chains and logistics, or on transport and environmental issues or some combination of these broad areas. The research must have been completed in the previous academic year. The research is required to be original and innovative and demonstrate a clear potential to improve one or more elements in the chosen field of study. Candidates may submit applications themselves along with a letter of support from their academic Director or Supervisor.

Award prize: $4,000.00 together with a plaque to record that accomplishment. The winner is expected to make a presentation to a CILT meeting or international conference such as the Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF) or submit an article based on the research for publication in a CILT magazine or other reputable academic journal. 
Judges will have the discretion to recommend that two awards at $2000.00 each be made if there are applications of sufficient and equal merit. 


(B) Communications and Industry Category Awards

Note: The I P Declaration Form must accompany the Nomination form for this category - it is at the bottom of the page with the Nomination Form

(NOTE: We require one copy of the documentation plus three electronic copies (either USB or Disks) for all B Category Nominations.)

B1 The CILT Communications Award for under 35s.

Sponsor: Robin Dunlop - D R D Consulting

Description: This award is to recognize the best published article in a New Zealand publication or the best presentation to a supply chain / logistics or transport forum, or a CILT meeting, the author/presenter being under 35 years of age.

This award is to encourage the development of young professionals by providing recognition for articles in magazines (including Transportant) or for presentations at Section meetings, CILT fora/ workshops, industry conferences and fora.

Criteria: This Award will be made annually for the best article or presentation on an aspect of supply chain management, logistics or transport, published between 1 July and 30 June prior to the Award. Article includes a series of articles and editorial opinions. In making their decision the Awards Panel will be looking for a presentation, article or series of articles, or editorial opinion that:

  • Analyses the issues.

  • Identifies options for addressing the issue, including where appropriate, a way ahead.

  • Demonstrates understanding, clarity of thought and objectivity.

The presentation/article should maintain the interest of the audience, as well as educate or expand their knowledge generally.

Nominations for written articles can be received from editors, publishers, writers or journalists who have published original work about or relating to transport, logistics or supply chain management during the period 1 July to 30 June. The nomination can be on the person’s own behalf or on behalf of another person (who must sign an acknowledgement on the cover sheet). The nominee must be aged under 35.

In support of this award, CILT Sections are required to have one presentation each year from some-one under 35, which is then nominated for the award. CILT conference and forum organisers are required to arrange for appropriate presentations/papers to be nominated. Presentations to other industry fora are also eligible, for example the Road Controlling Authorities’ Forum.

Award prize: a certificate and plaque to record the accomplishment, plus $500.

For a written article:

One complete original or one scanned copy of the publication in which the article appeared (these originals may be returned if requested).

One copy of a summary of the publication giving accredited distribution information and audited circulation.

One copy each of at least one letter or written statement from the publication editor or a similar independent person confirming that the work is original. This person may be contacted by the judging panel.

For presentations:

One copy of supporting documentation, including either a sound or video recording, copy of any graphics used, speakers notes, and a copy of any associated background paper where available.

B2 The CILT Communications Award (Open)

Sponsor: CILT

Description: This award is to recognize the best published article in a New Zealand publication or the best presentation to a supply chain / logistics or transport forum, or a CILT meeting (no age restriction).

Criteria: This Award will be made annually for the best article or presentation on an aspect of supply chain management, logistics or transport, published between 1 July and 30 June prior to the Award. An Article includes a series of articles and editorial opinions. In making their decision the Awards Panel will be looking for an article or series of articles, or editorial opinion that:

  • Analyses the issues.

  • Identifies options for addressing the issue, including where appropriate, a way ahead.

  • demonstrates understanding, clarity of thought and objectivity.

The presentation should maintain the interest of the audience, as well as educate or expand their knowledge generally.

Award prize: a wooden trophy, to be held for one year, and a plaque to record the accomplishment.

Nominations for written articles can be received from editors, publishers, writers or journalists who have published original work about or relating to transport, logistics or supply chain management during the period 1 July to 30 June. The nomination can be on the person’s own behalf or on behalf of another person (who must sign an acknowledgement on the cover sheet).

For a written article:

One complete original or scanned copy of the publication in which the article appeared (these originals may be returned if requested).

One copy of a summary of the publication giving accredited distribution information and audited circulation.

One copy of at least one letter or written statement from the publication editor or a similar independent person confirming that the work is original. This person may be contacted by the judging panel.

For presentations:

One copy of supporting documentation, including either a sound or video recording, copy of any graphics used, speakers notes, and a copy of any associated background paper where available.

Sections are required to nominate the best presentation from their Section meetings held during the year.

Organisers of CILT conferences, workshops and annual forum are required to arrange for appropriate paper and presentations to be nominated.

B3 The CILT Award for Implementation and Practice.

Sponsor: Cubic

Description: This is awarded annually to the organisation(s) or team that has demonstrated sustained excellence in supply chain management/logistics/transport implementations and practice, including transport planning, with special emphasis on building relationships and developing strategic partnerships.

Criteria: There is no specific period of eligibility for this Award as the panel is seeking an organization which is consistently good in practice.

Nominations must include external feedback on the organization/team from customers, peers and/or partners, by way of referees and testimonials.

Award prize: a Certificate and Plaque to record the accomplishment.

B4 The CILT Award for Innovation in the transport and logistics sectors.

Sponsors: Dexion New Zealand

Criteria: The work which results in an award for this category should involve a substantial level of innovation and change in part of the transport sector that has enhanced significantly the operations and success of the individuals or of their organization’s involvement in the sector. This includes innovation in systems and technology in the New Zealand supply chain sector, public transport, cost effective innovation in safety devices, systems, procedures and regulations including care of the environment and bio-security in any aspect of the New Zealand logistics, transport or supply chain sectors involving the movement of people and freight.

The judging panel has the discretion to award as many or as few awards for each topic, where there are nominations of outstanding calibre in different categories such as public transport, supply chain, safety, security or environmental innovation. The awards could be full awards or a certificate of commendation for significant innovation.

Nominations for the Award may come from any individual or organization (including self nomination) and are to be accompanied by a summary of the achievement with good supporting evidence.

Award prize: a Certificate and Plaque to record the accomplishment.


(C) Excellence Category Awards

C1 Young Achiever of the Year

(NOTE: We require one copy of the documentation plus three electronic copies (either USB or Disks) for this nomination.)

Sponsor: Foodstuffs NZ

The purpose of the Award is to provide incentive for and recognition of individuals who are actively involved in the day-to-day operation and development of transport and/or logistics in New Zealand.

The Young Achievers Award is open to anyone who will be under the age of 35 years as at 1st January following the year of nomination.

The employer or an appropriate professional association must sponsor the nominee for the Award. A letter of endorsement outlining the reasons for sponsoring the nominee must be included with the submission.

Nominees must be able to demonstrate achievement in their chosen profession including any of the following ways:

Have made a discernable contribution to the body of knowledge in the field of specialisation.

Have demonstrated leadership and/or organizational skills of a high order.

Have proven project or program implementation skills.

Nominations will be assessed on the following criteria:

Personal achievement

Impact of contributions to the T& L industry

Have demonstrated leadership and/organizational skills of a high order

Creativeness

Professionalism

Presentation of the submission

Any other relevant comments in support of the application

The following supporting data must be submitted. Lack of supporting data will render the submission invalid. More detailed information may be attached to the nomination form. Submissions in triplicate must be in written (typed) form with a maximum of 1000 words.

A cover sheet must be provided matching the criteria for the nominated Award.

Brief background to the subject of the nomination.

Description and detail of the nomination subject process, program, deliverables, installation, equipment, alliances.

Major achievement of the nomination.

Supporting high quality graphics (photographs, CD/DVD, video, artwork) plus a photo of the Young Achiever applicant (for use in publicity).

Quantification of the contribution of the nomination financial, service, quality, value-added etc.

Supporting business references, evidence of academic achievement and comprehensive CV.

Where applicable, a letter of nomination from a user organization.

Any additional multimedia presentations, images and videos must be saved onto a DVD and three (3) copied provided.

The Award will consist of a grant of up to $4,000.00, or in kind, to be used for attendance at the following years CILT International Young Professionals Conference, run concurrently with the CILT International Council Meeting, normally in May at an international location. If the programme is not run in a particular year, the Award may be used to attend an international supply chain management/logistics/transport conference or event. Payment will be by re-imbursement of expenses actually incurred up to the limit of the grant.

The winner is required to make a presentation on the conference attended to a CILT meeting or submit an article for publication in Logistics and Transport the official journal of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in New Zealand Inc.

A Certificate and Plaque will be presented to record the accomplishment.


C2 The Norman Spencer Memorial Medal for Contribution to Transport and the Institute

This Award is a memorial to Norman Spencer, the first Chairman of the New Zealand Division of The Chartered Institute of Transport, 1959 - 1962.

Sponsor: CILT NZ

(NOTE: We require one copy of the documentation to be supplied to us, plus one electronic copy of all material submitted.)

This Award will only be made to recognize a person of the highest calibre from within the transport and logistics sectors. The person is to have made an outstanding contribution over time to the sector as well as contributing in a meaningful way to the activities of the Institute.

Nominations for the Award will be sought by the Council of CILT through its own network of branches and sectors. National Office will maintain a file of nominations which will be considered each year. Sections are required to consider a nomination each year.

Nominations including self nomination, are to be supported by full details of the nominee's achievements and experience.

The following criteria will be taken into account:

Outstanding contribution to the logistics, transport or supply chain industry.

Service to the Institute through Section and/or Council activities.

The promotion of the Institute through leadership, example, and encouragement in the education and mentoring of young people in the industry.

The Award will be in the form of a trophy which is held until the next recipient is chosen. In addition a plaque for retention will be presented.


C3 The Sir Bob Owens Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Logistics, Supply Chain Sector & Community

This Award is a memorial to the late Sir Bob Owens, one of the industry's most respected leaders.

Sponsor: CILT NZ

(NOTE: We require one copy of the documentation to be supplied to us, plus one electronic copy of all material submitted.)

Nominations for the Award will be sought by the Council of CILT through its own network of branches and sectors. Nominations are to be supported by full details of the nominee's achievements, contributions to community and experience.

The following criteria will be taken into account:

Outstanding contribution to the logistics, transport or supply chain sectors.

Promoting professionalism and excellence through leadership and example, and encouragement of networking.

Encouraging young persons to enter the sector and assisting them in their development.

Providing personal leadership on a voluntary basis in the wider community beyond the ambit of any actions taken as part of paid employment.

The Award will be in the form of a trophy to be held for a year and a plaque for permanent retention.


Note: The I P Declaration Form must accompany the Nomination Form for Commercial and Industry Category Nomination

Nomination Form

I P Declaration Form










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