Golden Foot Awards: New Zealand’s National Walking Awards

The closing date for the Golden Foot Awards is fast approaching!

These are new national walking awards organised by Living Streets Aotearoa.  The closing date is 19th June, so make sure you get your nominations in quickly.

The awards will showcase walking innovations and facilitate the sharing of new ideas across the country.  The awards will be presented in a high profile ceremony in Wellington Council chambers on 24th July. 

There are numerous categories, so there is something for most projects.  Perhaps there is a new facility in your area that has been great for walkers, or maybe a group doing some outstanding work. If you are not sure, if a project is eligible, please contact Janet Lawson on 04 385 8280. 

The categories are:

  • The New Zealand Best Practice walking Facility
  • Top commitment to walking by a New Zealand organisation
  • Consultancy Award for walking excellence in New Zealand
  • New Zealand Accessibility Innovation Award
  • Best New Zealand Walking Promotion
  • Best New Zealand Small Walking Project

For more information on the categories, click here (pdf file).

To nominate a project for an award, you must complete an entry form, attach any further information and email these to: awards2009 [at] The closing date for entries is 5pm on Friday 19th June. Finalists will be announced in early July.

Full details of the entry requirements can be found by clicking here

Entry forms should be downloaded for completion, and are available by clicking here (Excel file).

For further information please contact Janet Lawson, Project Officer on 04 385 8280 or janet.lawson at

  All nominators will go into a prize draw to receive a free pass to the 2010 Walking Conference.

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