Pacific young people are a fast growing and diverse group, with over 50% being younger than 25 years old. We encourage any Pacific young person creating a positive impact in their chosen field between the age of 17 and 24 to apply.
Since the launch of PMPYA in 2010, the awards have helped to enhance the journey for extraordinary individuals who have progressed into careers ranging from engineers and scientists to chief executives, lawyers, international artists, and academics to name a few.
Categories will be announced soon. Applications are only open for a few weeks, so learn more below and apply!
PMPYA applications open on 16 June, 2021
Applications close at midday 14 July, 2021
Shortlisted applicants are notified and interviewed online from late July 2021
The PMPYA awards ceremony is on 31 August, 2021
To be eligible for PMPYA, applicants must:
Apply online here
PMPYA closes at midday 14 July, 2021.
Once you have applied we will assess your application, and if your application is progressed you will be allocated and shortlisted for an award category.
We will be screening applications as we receive them in order to move swiftly after the applications have closed.
Shortlisted applicants will be notified by late July 2021, and online interviews will take place in the two weeks following.
If you are successful, you will be required to be in Wellington between Monday 30 August and Wednesday 1 September. Travel and accommodation costs will be covered.
If you need more information about PMPYA 2021, email [email protected]