The below example of a regional media release was sent out prior to one of the Regional NZ Carpentry Apprentice Challenge competitions, building up the excitement and anticipation of this popular annual event. Followed by an example of a post event media release announcing the Regional winner who will part take in the Finals competition to be held at the Certified Builders 17th Annual Conference & Expo in Christchurch 21st to 23rd May 2015:
MEDIA RELEASE (Pre-competition)
16 March 2015
Taupo’s top young builders to battle it out in Regional Final of Apprenticeship Challenge
The final of the Taupo Regional NZ Carpentry Apprenticeship Challenge will be held on Saturday 21st March at 8:30am – 4pm at ITM Taupo, 87 Tauhara Road, Taupo and will see one top young builder crowned Regional Champion and advance to the New Zealand Final.
The Apprenticeship Challenge is supported by Certified Builders, the only building trade association in New Zealand that requires its members to be trade-certified, and run by Waiariki Institute of Technology.
MEDIA RELEASE (Post-competition)
30 March 2015
Hawkes Bay top young builders battle it out in Regional Apprenticeship Challenge
The Hawkes Bay Regional NZ Carpentry Apprenticeship Challenge was held on Saturday 28 March at Tumu ITM, Napier, with top young builder Lee Holloway from Simkin Construction crowned Regional Champion and advancing to the New Zealand Final.
The Hawkes Bay Apprenticeship Challenge is one of 12 events that will be held across New Zealand over March-April, run by Certified Builders and the Industry Training Association (ITAB), an organisation founded and supported by Certified Builders, in conjunction with a number of polytechnics, large construction companies and other employers throughout New Zealand.