Please note: nominations for the 2016 Prime Minister's Pacific Youth Awards have closed.
Air New Zealand Leadership & Inspiration Award
(supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade)
This award recognises a young person who has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities by leading a project in their community, church or school or has acted in a way that has inspired others to make a positive change in their own life or the lives of others.
Ako Aotearoa STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Award
This award recognises a young person for significant academic achievement in STEM subjects and who has a track record of supporting the learning of others.
Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) Sub-Category STEM Award
This award recognises a young person for significant academic achievement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
BNZ Commercial & Corporate Award
This award recognises a young person who has shown significant academic achievement or business activity in the fields of commerce, accounting, marketing, international business or similar.
Creative New Zealand Arts & Creativity Award
This award recognises a young person who has demonstrated a significant level of achievement in the arts or has used the arts to effect change in their community.
Deloitte Business & Enterprise Award
This award recognises a young person who has demonstrated entrepreneurial acumen through a business or social enterprise activity.
Auckland Council Community Star Award
Recognises a young person who has made a significant contribution to the wellbeing of their local community.
NZIS (NZ Institute of Sport) Sports & Fitness Award
This category recognises a young person or group of young people for extraordinary achievement in their chosen sport or for making an outstanding contribution to sports and/or fitness and/or recreation in their community or industry.
Leadership NZ provides the winners of each category a tailored leadership development programme designed to support and encourage them to develop their leadership skills.
Westpac is an associate sponsor supporting the running of the Awards.
A big thanks goes to all the sponsors for getting behind the success of Pacific youth.