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Terms and Conditions 2019

Who is eligible to enter?

Terms and conditions of entry
(Available as PDF here)

  1. Entrants must be 30 years old or younger on 31 December 2019 and therefore be born after 1 January 1989.
  2. Entrants must be currently employed by, or contracted to a building firm or a builder at the time of the regional competition being judged. (Your employer does not have to be a Registered Master Builder). 
  3. Entrants must have completed at least two years of your National Certificate in Carpentry on-site or have finished your apprenticeship no more than eight months before applications close i.e. not before 20 September 2018.
  4. Entries need to be fully completed and signed by you and your employer – your entry will not be accepted if it isn’t complete.
  5. You can enter the competition a maximum of two times, provided you are not a national winner the prior year.
  6. You need to confirm that all details provided in the entry form are correct and that you have read and understood the terms and conditions of entry.
  7. All entries will be reviewed by the judging panels and a maximum of 10 entries per region will be selected to undergo a face to face interview and a site visit.
  8. Of those selected to progress through the competition, the judges will then select one winner, a second placegetter and a third placegetter with results being announced at the regional event.
  9. The judges must be satisfied that you meet the criteria established for the competition.
  10. The judges have the right to disqualify any entries.
  11. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  12. You agree to participate in judging and associated activities. If judged a regional winner, you agree to participate in the national competition in Auckland (7-8 November 2019).
  13. If you win, you must collect your prizes within two years of the event and the prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash.
  14. You agree to allow your details to be supplied to national sponsors.
  15. You agree to participate in any publicity relating to this awards programme. This may include, but is not exclusive to, interviews/photographs with media.

Note that you do not need to be working for a Registered Master Builder to enter. The competition is open to any carpentry apprentice, regardless of their training provider i.e. you don't have to be a BCITO apprentice.

Owned By Registered Master Builders
Principal Sponsor Carters
Event Partner BCITO