Nominations for the 2017 Upper Hutt City Young Achievers Awards are now open!


If you know an inspiring young person between the ages of 13-24 nominate them for one of the Upper Hutt City Young Achievers Awards.

Nominations will be open until the 30 March and are spread across four categories:


Expressions Whirinaki Arts Award: Celebrating a person who demonstrates excellence and passion in the arts. This category incorporates all aspects of the Arts and includes (but is not limited to), cultural performance, dance, digital and visual arts, design and theatre craft.

Leadership: Celebrating a local leader who has made a significant contribution to the community.

Resilience:  Celebrating inspiring young people who have overcome personal challenges. There will be two awards and two runners up for this category.

Sport: Celebrating a sports man or woman with outstanding talent in their chosen sport who upholds a positive and respectful attitude.

Mayoral Award: The Mayors own award with the winner chosen from all Young Achievers finalists.

Award night will take place on Wednesday 7 June at the Expressions Whirinaki Arts and Entertainment Centre.

Please note: All nominees must be aged between 13-24 years and live in Upper Hutt.

Nomination form

Click here to submit your nomination online

Click here to download a hard copy of the nomination form (completed forms to be placed in the nomination box located at the Upper Hutt City Council reception).


 2016 Mayoral Award Winner, Jessica Rice                    










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Last updated on 02 Mar 2017