Nominations for 2017

Who can be nominated for Mana Pounamu?

From each Otago secondary school, one junior (Yrs 9-11) AND one senior (Yrs 12-13) recipient can be nominated based on a broad range of achievements, which may include one OR many of the following areas (refer to the list included in the Curriculum Vitae page which follows):

  • Cultural
  • Leadership
  • Academic
  • Community
  • Sporting 

Key Dates for 2017

School recipients Due:                    
Friday, 29 September 2017

Mana Pounamu Awards Ceremony:  
Friday, 27 October 2017

2017 Mana Pounamu Info and Application Forms

2017 Example Profile

2017 Mana Pounamu Evaluation Form


What documentation is needed?


Incomplete or late applications WILL NOT be accepted. All completed documentation, listed here, must be emailed to [email protected] by Friday, 29 September 2017:


  1. Recipient’s curriculum vitae
  2. School’s testimonial in support of the recipient
  3. Whānau endorsement
  4. Photo of the recipient
  5. A signed Media Consent form

Mana Pounamu Formal Invitation

Click here to download invitation