National Youth Week

One Chance Youth Awards

one chance youth awards 2019

The annual OneChance Youth Awards are back for 2019!

Now in its 3rd year, the awards will conclude Youth Week

(20-26 May) and will be held on Sunday 26 May, 4.30pm


Bay Trust Forum, Energy Events Centre

Contact person:

Alan Solomon: | 07 346 1008

The aim is to honour exceptional Rotorua youth (aged 15-24) and to celebrate excellence and their achievements or service to the community.

The OCYA will provide a platform of distinction to allow peer and community recognition with award finalists officially acknowledged at the OCYA Celebration; a night of glamour and glitz, key note speakers and entertainment where young people are appreciated for their outstanding dedication in the community and their nominated category.

Award Categories

  • Most Outstanding Youth Performance Group
  • Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre Most Outstanding Youth Performer
  • New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Institute Most Amazing Youth Visual Artist
  • Most Outstanding Sports Team
  • Rotorua Lakes Council Sport and Recreation Portfolio Most Outstanding Sports Athlete
  • YouthHub Most Outstanding Youth Employee
  • Rothbury Insurance Most Outstanding Community Youth Ambassador
  • Rotary Rotorua North Youth Services Icon Award
  • Cavanagh Law ‘X-Factor’ People’s Choice Award
  • Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology Most Awesome Youth of the Year
  • Elite Adventures Huru Peri Te Rangipuawhe Maika Youth Cultural Leader of the Year
  • Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology Supreme Youth Leader of the Year

Event Tickets and Theme

OneChance Youth Awards tickets are free and need to be collected from the Ticketmaster Box Office at the Energy Events Centre from Friday 26 April.

The theme is EXPRESS YOUR CULTURE – so come in your best cultural attire. There are prizes for best dressed.

T&Cs – LIMITED TO 4 TICKETS PER PERSON. Tickets are strictly limited and there will be no tickets available on the night.                               **YOUTH EVENT, AGES 15+**

Find out more detailed information here.

Key note speaker – Tony Christiansen

Tony Christiansen is a world-leading motivational and inspirational speaker. He is humourous, bold and straight talking as he brings you a story you will never forget.

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