MPP calling on thriving and resilient young Pasifika

Apply now for the Prime Minister's Pacific Youth Awards (PMPYA), which recognise excellence and outstanding achievement by Pacific youth in New Zealand. The deadline has been extended to July 7 due to an overwhelming response

 

 

Any young person between the age of 17 and 24 years, who is a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of Pacific descent can apply for an award.

 

With nine categories and 11 awards, each valued at $10,000, up for grabs there is something to suit any high achieving young Pacific person.

 

These are:

 

Leadership and Inspiration Award: Sponsored by Air New Zealand and 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.

 

The winner of this category will receive one week of activities for an overseas Diplomacy posting. Valued at $10,000. Please note an itinerary will be drafted to suit the winner. Timing and availability will determine which leaders the winner meets during his or her visit. The trip must be undertaken in 2020.


Commercial and Corporate Award: Sponsored by Deloitte

 

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.

 

The winner of this category will receive a paid internship in Wellington or Auckland with Deloitte, valued at $10,000


Arts and Creativity Award: Sponsored by Creative New Zealand and Massey University

 

This award recognises a young person who has demonstrated a significant level of achievement in the arts or creative fields or has used the arts or creativity to effect change in their community.

 

The winner of this category will receive a paid internship or residency with a New Zealand arts or creative organisation, a contribution to an approved arts or creativity-related course of study with Massey University at the College of Creative Arts, or put towards an approved arts or creative project (or a combination of these). Valued at $10,000.


Community Star Award (2x Winners): Sponsored by Auckland Council

 

This year Auckland Council recognises two inspirational young people who have made a significant contribution to the wellbeing of their local community.

 

The winners of this category will each receive a three months' paid internship at the Auckland Council, valued at $10,000.

 

Health and Wellbeing Award: Sponsored by the Ministry of Health

 

The Health and Wellbeing Award recognises a Pacific young person who has shown significant academic achievement in a health or disability-related course or qualification, and made a significant contribution to the health and Wellbeing of their local community.

 

The winner of this category will receive a paid internship at the Ministry of Health in Wellington, valued at $10,000.

 

International Scholar Award: Sponsored by the Pacific Cooperation Foundation

 

This award recognises a young person who epitomizes the strong positive relationship between New Zealand and the Pacific Islands through their leadership, community service (both New Zealand and home nation) and academic performance.

 

Pacific Cooperation Foundation is awarding $10,000 to the top International Scholar. Pacific Cooperation will need to agree on how the prize money is spent

 

Business and Entrepreneurship Award: Sponsored by Pacific Business Trust

 

This award recognises a young person who has demonstrated entrepreneurial qualities through involvement in a business or social enterprise activity.

 

The winner of this category will receive a business grant valued at $10,000


Languages, Culture and Identity Award: Sponsored by the Ministry for Pacific Peoples

 

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 through their language and culture to make a positive change in their own life or the lives of others.

 

The winner of this category will receive a paid internship with the Ministry for Pacific Peoples valued at $10,000.


STEM Award (2x Winners): Sponsored by Fonterra and the Riddet Institute

 

This award recognises two young people for significant academic achievement in science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics.

 

As there will be two winners selected from this category we have two internships valued at $10,

 

The Awards ceremony will take place in August.


Click here to Apply Now

 

02/07/19