Welcome to the 2020 NZ Hi-Tech Awards.
Entries close at 5pm on Monday 2 March 2020.

Once submitted your entry is final and no further changes can be made.

Entries in this category are judged by a panel of both local and international judges.

Please note the following:

  • You can either directly enter this category yourself or nominate someone you think deserves the award.
  • We have now aligned this award with the Flying Kiwi and Inspiring Individual awards as an enduring accolade and previous years’ winners are not eligible to re-enter.
  • Finalists in the Young Achiever Category cannot be a finalist in the Inspiring Individual Category in the same year; in the advent of this occurrence the entrant will be asked to select the category they will go forward in.


Judging criteria

The winner of this category will be an individual who is:

  • Under the age of 30 years old, as of midnight, on 1 March, 2020.
  • Making an outstanding contribution to a New Zealand hi-tech company as a founder or employee OR to the hi-tech sector itself.
  •  Demonstrating qualities that single them out as a leader and achiever.
  • A permanent resident (having legally resided in NZ for a minimum of five years) or a NZ citizen.
  • Not a previous winner of this category (previous finalists can absolutely re-enter and are encouraged to do so).

Note: In the face-to-face finalists’ panel interview, entrants will also be judged on their ability to tell their story/narrative and capture and sustain the attention of the judges.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to email us at info@hitech.org.nz or call us on 09 984 4140.

Request an entry form for this category

Complete this form to receive your unique link to enter the Xero Hi-Tech Young Achiever 2020. You are able to save and resume your entry using this link.

We will also send you a Word version of the entry form so you can collaborate with team members and get stakeholder approval prior to submitting your entry online.

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Entries close 5pm, 2 March 2020.