Nominations for 2018

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 2018

School recipients Due:                    
Friday, 28 September 2018

Mana Pounamu Awards Ceremony:  
Friday, 26 October 2018

2018 Mana Pounamu Info and Application Forms

2018 Example Profile

2018 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, 28 September 2018:


  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