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Hi-Tech Young Achiever


Entries close on Monday 13 March 2023 at 5:00pm.

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

Unless otherwise indicated, the Awards focus on the previous calendar year’s activity and the IP, value and innovation delivered in this timeframe. While previous activity and future potential is considered, the judge’s decision will be based on what has been delivered in that year.

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

Please note the following:

  • You can either directly enter this category yourself or nominate someone you think deserves the award.
  • This award, like the Flying Kiwi Hi-Tech Hall of Fame and Inspiring Individual awards are enduring accolades meaning previous winners are not eligible to re-enter. However previous finalists are encouraged to re-enter.
  • Finalists in the Young Achiever Category cannot also be a finalist in the Inspiring Individual Category in the same year; in the advent of this occurrence the entrant/nominee will be asked to select the category they wish to 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, 2023.
  • Making an outstanding contribution to a NZ 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 NZ citizen or a NZ permanent resident who has lived in NZ for a minimum of five years.
  • 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.

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Once you click the link below, you will be taken to our online entry portal and asked to sign up/sign in. Once you are signed up, you will be able to select your category to enter into.

Along the way, your entry progress will automatically be saved under your account for you to come back and finish at any time before entries close.

Entries close on Monday 13 March 2023 at 5:00 pm

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Complete this form to receive a downloadable sample form to draft your entry, allowing you to collaborate with team members and get stakeholder approval prior to submitting your entry online.

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All entries must be submitted into the online entry portal by 5:00 pm, Monday 13 March 2023.