The Sport Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards receive nominations from sub-regional awards. The winners of these sub-regional awards are automatically shortlisted for judges consideration in our awards unless they are ineligible according to our own criteria.
For more information about the Award ceremonies that each region hosts, click on the links below.
In February each year sportspeople, clubs, colleges, families and friends from Paekakariki to Otaki inclusive are invited to nominate people they believe deserve recognition. This includes young people, people with disabilities, those who are involved as competitors, officials, administrators or those who make significant contributions to sport in other ways.
The Porirua Sports Awards are held at the Te Rauparaha Arena in October each year and are organised by the Porirua Community Trust.
The supreme award in Porirua is named the Michael Campbell Trophy after the Titahi Bay Golfer who was also the Supreme Wellington Sportsperson of the Year in 1991, 1993, 1996, 2000 and 2006.
In late 2015, the Hutt City Sports Awards Committee agreed with representatives of the group that had previously organised the Upper Hutt Sports Awards to merge and to create new entity, the Hutt Valley Sports Awards. This merger also had the strong backing of the Hutt City and the Upper Hutt City Councils.