An impressive 120,000 people gathered in Lower Hutt to experience the array of interactive light installations and breathtaking performances that lit up Riddiford Garden for the inaugural event over Labour Weekend last year.
Finalists for the awards, which celebrate the excellence and enterprise of businesses in the region, were announced on Thursday 24 May. Winners will be revealed on Thursday 5 July.
HighLight is nominated in the Vibrant Gold category for events and hospitality, alongside All Whites vs Peru, Asia-Pacific Amateur Golf Championship, Beervana, CupaDupa, and Visa Wellington On A Plate.
Event Director Carla Steed said “It’s fantastic to see a Lower Hutt event get regional recognition. The community’s support for HighLight helped it exceed our expectations.
“Planning for this year’s event is well underway and we’re hoping to amaze and dazzle all visitors with an exciting new programme.”