ROTORUA
YOUTH AWARDS 2020

The 4th annual Rotorua Youth Awards is back for 2020!

 

Sunday 23 August, doors open 5:00pm

 

 at the Energy Events Centre.

NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN!

 

 Scroll down for all the info. 

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Rotorua Youth Awards 2020 Celebration

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Aim of the Event

The 4th annual Rotorua Youth Awards (RYA) is the first of its kind in Rotorua.
Thanks to the support of the Rotorua community, there will be many more youth focused award events in the future.

Our aim is:

  • to honour exceptional Rotorua youth (aged 15-24)
  • to celebrate excellence and their achievements or service to the community

The RYA will provide a platform of distinction to allow peer and community recognition with award finalists officially acknowledged at the RYA Celebration; a night of glamour and glitz, key note speakers and entertainment where young people are appreciated for their outstanding dedication in the community and their nominated category.

Awards General Criteria

To be eligible, nominees must be aged between 15 and 24, currently live or have lived in the Rotorua District in the past 12 months.

Nominees must have:

  • Contributed significantly to their community/team/workplace
  • Demonstrated integrity, initiative and enthusiasm  
  • Demonstrated the ability to motivate, engage and positively influence others
  • Demonstrated commitment and perseverance
  • Demonstrated leadership skills


Nominations  

The awards information and nomination process will be sent to Rotorua High Schools, Youth Service providers, the Rotorua Lakes Council, various local trusts, organisations, the OneChance NZ website, Facebook, email database and local media. The public are encouraged to nominate online to ensure the process is transparent and accountable. Nominations are counted, collated and the top three nominations in each category making the finals. Once the judges have selected the three finalists for the ‘X-Factor’ Peoples Choice, the public can then vote online to decide the winner.

 Award Categories 

  1. More FM Most Outstanding Youth Performance Group
  2. Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre Most Outstanding Youth Performer
  3. New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Institute Most Amazing Youth Visual Artist
  4. Donelley Sawmillers Ltd Most Outstanding Sports Team
  5. Rotorua Lakes Council Sport and Recreation Portfolio Most Outstanding Sports Athlete
  6. Youth Employment Plus Rotorua Most Outstanding Youth Employee
    7. Youth Employment Plus Rotorua Youth Employer of the Year 
    8. Rothbury Insurance Most Outstanding Community Youth Ambassador
    9. Rotary Rotorua North Youth Services Icon Award
    10. TBA ‘X-Factor’ People’s Choice Award
    11. TBA Most Awesome Youth of the Year
    12. Elite Adventures Huru Peri Te Rangipuawhe Maika Youth Cultural Leader of the Year
    13. Toi Ohomai Instutite of Technology Supreme Youth Leader of the Year

 


Event Tickets and Theme

RYA tickets are free and are to be collected from the Ticketmaster Box Office at the Energy Events Centre from Wednesday 22 July.

The dress theme is: BLACK’n’WHITE
There are prizes for best dressed.

T&Cs – LIMITED TO 4 TICKETS PER PERSON. Tickets are strictly limited and there will be no tickets available on the night.                             

 


Finalists

Three finalists are found via the online nomination process which will be uploaded to the website and judges will pick the winners. The finalists of each category will be announced at the Media Launch and the overall winner of the categories will be announced at the RYA Celebration.

$12,000 in Cash & Prizes

Each award category winner will receive cash, prizes and a custom made trophy from the NZ Maori Arts and Crafts Institute. All finalists receive a certificate of achievement.

‘X-Factor’ People’s Choice Award

This award is open to the general public of Rotorua to nominate and then vote for an individual young person who has the ‘X-Factor’. This youth shows determination, the will to succeed, a willingness to learn, integrity, has fun and works hard in all areas of life. Three finalists are then chosen by the judges and the public then vote to find the winner.
 

Youth Services Icon & Youth Employer of the Year

These two awards are for adults who are youth advocates and supporters of our young people. Click on the nominations links below for their specific criteria.

 

Date Time Rotorua Youth Awards
Nominations Process
Nominations Open
Friday 17 July 5:00pm Nominations Close
Wednesday 22 July 12:00pm Media Launch – Finalist announced – Tickets available
Wednesday 22 July 12:00pm Judging and Peoples Choice Award voting open
Sunday 09 August 5:00pm ‘X-Factor’ Peoples Choice Award voting closes
Sunday 23 August 5:00pm Rotorua Youth Awards at the Bay Trust Forum, E.E.C.

 

Nominations

Click on the individual category below to nominate

Sponsor: Youth Employment Plus Rotorua

Sponsor: Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre

Sponsor: Rotorua Lakes Council

Sponsor: Rotary Rotorua North

Sponsor: Elite Adventures Huru Peri Te Rangipuawhe Maika

Sponsor: NZ Maori Arts and Crafts Institute

Sponsor: Youth Employment Plus Rotorua

Sponsor: TBA

Sponsor: Toi Ohomai Institute Technology

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