Young Enterprise National Awards 2020

Celebrate the amazing achievements of young entrepreneurs from across New Zealand. Hear from the next generation of business stars, and find out which teams will take home a share of $23,000 in prize money.

The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme National Awards evening is a showcase and celebration of the entrepreneurial successes of our students, bringing together the top YES companies from across New Zealand.


Join us at the awards dinner as we hear from the next generation of business leaders, changemakers and disruptors, where we’ll find out who will take home a share of more than $23,000 in prize money and who will be named YES Company of the Year.


Pre-dinner drinks and product display from 6:30pm with the evening events commencing at 7:30pm.


The evening will include a 3-course menu and complimentary mocktail on arrival. A cash bar will be available throughout the night.


Dresscode: Business/cocktail


If you would like to cover the cost of one of our fabulous students & teachers attending this year awards, we have included a Gift-a-Ticket option in our ticket section. 


Payment can be made by invoice at checkout for businesses.



Refund Policy

Refunds are available 10days prior to the event for any reason. If the event is cancelled or you can not attend due to Covid-19 related reasons a full refund will be given.

 If you have any questions please contact


Congratulations to all the Regional Champions:

  • Auckland Central  - youandi eyewear, St Cuthbert's College (Epsom)

  • Auckland East - SLIC NZ, Pakuranga College

  • Auckland West - Ika Art, Henderson High School.

  • Auckland South - Artist Inspired, Manurewa High School.

  • Auckland North - Reused Shoes For You, Birkenhead College

  • Bay of Plenty/Tauranga - Akau, Aquinas College.

  • Canterbury South Flatless, Farnet
  • Canterbury North - mOAT, St Margaret's College.

  • GisborneSun Upcycle, Gisborne Boys' High School.

  • Hawkes Bay - HBRP Give & Take.

  • Manawatu/Whanganui - City Slicker Honey, St Peter's College (Palmerston North).

  • Nelson/Marlborough - Pathways to Primary, Waimea College.

  • NorthlandGreen Kiwi, Kerikeri High School.

  • Otago - Abalro, Bayfield High School.

  • Rotorua/Taupo - Wrapt, Tauhara College.

  • South Canterbury  - Destination, Roncalli College

  • SouthlandWhenua Photography, Aparima College.

  • TaranakiPetite Cha, New Plymouth Girls' High School.

  • Waikato/King CountryKiwi Rakau, Hauraki Plains.

  • Wellington & Hutt Valley - Remojo Tech, Aotea College (Wellington), Fifth Sense, St Oran's College (Hutt Valley).

Young Enterprise National Awards 2020