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Celebrating our country’s young leaders

Nationwide presentations in schools

September 2021

Year 5 - 8 students


BLAKE Young Leader Awards – nominations open!

Sir Peter Blake believed in the incredible potential of young people to achieve great things.

The BLAKE Young Leader Awards aim to recognise our young New Zealanders (Years 5-8) who show commitment to leading positive change in their community that leads to a sustainable future for Aotearoa.


Each year, together with our Foundation Partner Westpac, we ask primary and intermediate schools all over New Zealand to nominate one promising young Kiwi leader for a BLAKE Young Leader Award.

The BLAKE Young Leader Award presentations take place in September each year, with Westpac branch staff across the country presenting these awards to the students who are nominated by their schools.

Click HERE to nominate.

Nominations have been extended and now close Tuesday 27 July 2021.

We can only accept one nomination per school.

For more information email Courtney Davies at [email protected] or phone (09) 307 8875.

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Do you know a Year 5-8 student who is leading positive change within their school? Why not nominate them for a BLAKE Young Leader Award.Learn More