YES Alumni Awards 2019

It's that time of year again where we celebrate the achievements of our most outstanding alumni.

The YES Alumni Awards celebrate the accomplishments of an estimated 75,000 students that have participated in a Young Enterprise programme. 


Nominations have now closed for 2019 and we’ll be announcing finalists later this month.  

Voting will then open to determine the One to Watch winner – so keep your eyes peeled and be sure to have your say!


This year there are three categories:

  • Distinguished Alumni: an alumnus/a of any YES programme, who has had a noticeable impact on business over 15+ years, preferably with significant value to New Zealand.
  • Emerging Alumni: an alumnus/a of any YES programme who has made a clear contribution to business, preferably with value to New Zealand. The contribution could include (but is not limited to) founding their own company or using their entrepreneurial skills to grow or contribute to an existing business.  
  • One to Watch: an alumnus/a of any YES programme in the last five years, who has demonstrated a passion for business and/or entrepreneurship. This could include (but is not limited to) founding a company, contributing to an existing company, or actively engaging in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.


In the meantime, please contact if you have any questions. 

YES Alumni Awards 2019