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Make a nomination for the 2023 David Oliver Beacon Award

Community, Events

14 August 2023

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Nominations for the David Oliver Beacon Award 2023 are open!

The David Oliver Beacon Award is awarded annually, acknowledging, and celebrating those who have made a significant contribution to the MND community.

The award is open to individuals, groups, and organisations that make positive contribution, improvement, or innovation in MND support or care.

Dr David Oliver, an internationally acclaimed physician who has dedicated much of his life to enhancing the quality of life of people with MND through his practice, writing, and teaching, has generously agreed to his name being associated with this award.

The criteria for this year’s award:

Recognising and honouring an individual, group, or organisation that makes a positive contribution to providing services, care or innovation in the management and support of people living with motor neurone disease in Aotearoa New Zealand.

To make a nomination

In 500 words or less, explain how your nominee has made a positive contribution, improvement, or innovation in motor neurone disease support or care.

Email your submission to by 5pm on Friday 29 September 2023. Please put ‘David Oliver Beacon Award nomination’ in the subject line of your email.

The award will be presented at our Annual Meeting on 25 November 2023.

To find out more, visit the David Oliver Beacon Award page.

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