The Young Innovator Awards (YiA) Innovation Showcase is all about celebrating the YiA shortlisted finalists' ideas and helping us pick a winner for the YiA People’s Choice Awards.
The judges get to choose the YiA Intermediate, Junior and Senior first, second and third place winners, but this is your chance to help us find a fan favourite! We invite you to head along to Bayfair Shopping Centre to view the inspiring ideas that our youngsters have come up with and vote for your favourite innovation.
WHEN? August 2019 at Bayfair Shopping Centre.
WHY? To celebrate our YiA finalists and their amazing ideas and to help us find our three winners for the People's Choice Awards.
WHAT? The People's Choice Awards provides an opportunity for the public to choose their favourite innovation across all three YiA categories. The winner in each category wins a $200 Bayfair gift card. Look out for our giant yellow stamp in the shape of a YiA trophy to vote for their favourite YiA innovation.
WHO? Thanks to Bayfair Shopping Centre for their ongoing support of YiA and the People's Choice Awards.
The YiA 2018 People's Choice Award winners were:
Anyone who casts a vote at the Innovation Showcase is entered in the draw to win a $50 Bayfair Gift Card.
The Young Innovator Awards (YiA) is a local awards programme for students in Tauranga/Western Bay of Plenty to promote innovation. Each year we ask intermediate and secondary school students in year 7 through 13 to come up with an idea for an innovative product or service that make the world a better place. The winning entries, judged by NZ’s top innovators win a YiA Scholarship combining money-can’t-buy work experience with leading Bay of Plenty businesses and cash prizes. We create tomorrow’s innovators by offering a hands-on, learning by doing experience.