Background

During the New Zealand International Fraud Film Festival, an Anti-Fraud Award will be presented. The Award will recognise a person, organisation or initiative that demonstrably distinguishes itself in the fight against fraud, and thus sets an example and is a source of inspiration for others.

Nominations for the award will be assessed by the Anti-Fraud Award Committee comprising individuals who have experience in fighting fraud. The Anti-Fraud Committee will decide which nominee qualifies for the award. The winner of the Anti-Fraud Award 2016 will be announced during the evening programme on 18th November.

About the Award

The first Anti-Fraud Award was presented at the Dutch Fraud Film Festival, which was first held in the Netherlands in 2014. It was designed and created by renowned Dutch artist, Jeroen Spijker.

The original Anti-Fraud Award was created from the concept of mindfulness. It is a human eye with touches of the eye of a bird of prey. The bird of prey circles around to get an overview. There is an eye in both the front and the back; you need to see everything. This also makes it a right eye and a left eye; you have to keep both eyes open. It symbolises that, in a case of fraud, you cannot turn a blind eye but must ask questions to try and turn the tide. It symbolises ‘vigilance’.

We are delighted that Jeroen has agreed to make an award, which is cast in bronze, for the New Zealand recipient and this will be presented at the 2016 New Zealand International Fraud Film Festival.

Nominations

Do you know a person, organisation or initiative that, in your opinion, demonstrably distinguishes itself in the fight against fraud and is an inspiration to others?

If the answer is yes, we would like to invite you to nominate this person, organisation or initiative for the Anti-Fraud Award 2016. You may also nominate yourself if you feel you meet the criteria. Please send us your contact details, and the contact details for the person or organisation, together with details of their work and the reasons as to why you have nominated them.

Things to consider when nominating a person, organisation or initiative are:

  • How did the person, organisation or initiative distinguish itself in the fight against fraud?
  • What visible or demonstrable results were achieved?
  • Why is this person, organisation or initiative an inspiration to others?

Nominations for the award open on 20 September and will close on 24 October 2016. They will then be assessed by the Anti-Fraud Award Committee which comprises individuals who have had considerable experience in addressing fraud related issues in New Zealand. Nominations can be submitted in writing and accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation, or a short video clip. Please send any accompanying PowerPoint or video files to nzifff@gmail.com.

The following persons cannot be nominated for the Anti-Fraud Award 2016:

  • Individual Board members of the Fraud Film Festival;
  • Individual Steering Committee members of the Fraud Film Festival;
  • Individual members of the Anti-Fraud Award Committee.

The Fraud Film Festival partner organisations can qualify for a nomination.

Judges

Barry Jordan – Partner, Deloitte (Chair, Anti-Fraud Award)
Iain Chapman – Detective Senior Sergeant, New Zealand Police & Manager, Auckland City Financial Crime Unit
Diane Maxwell – Retirement Commissioner
Suzanne Snively – Chair, Transparency International NZ

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