The 2020 Southern Wood Council Forestry Awards [New Date]

August 28, 2019
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Mark the date into your diaries, Friday 8 May 2020. 

This is the date set down for the eagerly awaited 2020 Southern Wood Council Forestry Awards. Every year the forestry industry from throughout the lower South Island meet for an evening of celebration in Dunedin. It’s the one event clearly marked on everyone’s forestry calendar. It’s the one event every year that continues to draw in 300-400 people directly employed in or associated with forest growing, wood harvesting, wood transport and timber processing from across the region to celebrate training and business success. 

It’s a great night out. As well as the presentation of nine major forestry awards, framed national training certificates earned by employees across Otago and Southland during the year are also awarded on the night. The same location that’s worked so well for the industry for the last five years, the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin has again been selected. The awards evening is run by the Southern Wood Council in conjunction with Competenz. It’s supported financially by major forestry companies, wood producers and supporting equipment, product and service suppliers to the wider industry across the region.   

What now?  At this stage, mark the date into your diary or calendar.  Details will follow. Sponsors and supporters will be approached later in the year and nominations to the nine major awards will be sought early in 2020. 

Wanting further information? 

Keep an eye out for further updates. If you have any questions on the 2020 awards evening – as an award nominee or if you would like to be involved as an early sponsor or supporter to the 2020 awards event – please contact Brent Apthorp on Tel: 03 470 1902 or 021 227 5177 or Email:

Click here to see what happened at our 2019 Awards.