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Hi-Tech Young Achiever


Entries have now closed!

Finalist announcements will be held in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch on Wednesday, 27 March, 5.30 - 7 pm. Click here to register.

Please note:

  • 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 Hi-Tech Inspiring Individual awards, are enduring accolades. Therefore previous winners are not eligible to re-enter, but previous finalists are encouraged to enter again.
  • Finalists in the Young Achiever category cannot also be a finalist in the Inspiring Individual category in the same year. In the event 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 30 years of age on 4 March 2024.
  • Making an outstanding contribution to a NZ hi-tech company or community as a founder, director, employee, advisor or contractor 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.

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 info@hitech.org.nz or call +64 21 223 8506.

Nominations Have Closed

Thank you for all your submissions! We appreciate your efforts in recognising outstanding companies and individuals.

For the Hi-Tech Young Achiever category, entries can be self-entered or submitted on behalf of someone. Please ensure that entries are made in the Award Force portal by 5 pm on Monday, 4 March 2024.

As for the Hi-Tech Inspiring Individual category, entries are accepted by third party only. Make sure to submit the entry form for them in the Award Force portal by 5 pm on Monday, 4 March 2024.

Thank you again for your participation, and stay tuned for the exciting announcements ahead!