Launch of inspiring new award for Aotearoa’s freelancers and creatives
The Big Idea is proud to be partnering with the new Hnry Awards to celebrate creativity and independence. With $25,000 in prize money on offer, freelancers all over the country have a month to get their entries in.
Backing Kiwi creativity, independence and the gig economy
On World Creativity and Innovation Day (21 April, 2020) the inaugural winners of the Hnry Awards will be announced, aimed at recognising creative talent and self-employed freelancers. Creatives are challenged to submit a piece of work around the theme; ‘what does independent earning mean to you?’
Forget cover letters, formal applications and box-ticking - this is the opportunity to let your talents loose. Entrants have full creative choice over their platform for submissions - anything from song to video, illustration, design, sculpture. You are only limited by your imagination.
The new award is the brainchild of James Fuller, CEO. Many creative freelancers work with Hnry, an award-winning company known for making financial administration easier for independent earners. Fuller hopes this award will showcase the country’s top talent, give independent earners a chance to win some financial freedom, showcase their work and raise awareness of the creative industries. Hnry’s mission is to give freelancers, contractors and the self-employed their freedom back by being their trusted financial sidekick - enabling them to focus on what they do best.
Whether you’ve been a creative or freelancer for 10 years or 10 minutes, all entries will be considered equal
“We want to hear and share the good, bad and the ugly of freelancing, contracting, or working several side hustles or gigs. Whether you’ve been a creative or freelancer for 10 years or 10 minutes, all entries will be considered equal,” says Fuller.
How to enter
Submissions open on 24 February and close on 21 March. The panel judges will name the 10 finalists on 30 March before opening it up to public voting, leaving it to peoples’ choice to decide the top three. The winner will be announced on 21 April.
The Winner receives $15,000, First Runner Up $7,500 and Second Runner Up $2,500.
Entries are open to New Zealanders over 18. One entry per person. Entries are free. Detailed entry instructions can be found at hnry.co.nz/awards