We recently asked for applications from Gold Award holders interested in representing New Zealand at the International Gold Event in Prague, Czech Republic, 25-30 October 2017.

What we received were a number of incredibly high quality applications – which made our decision-making extremely difficult! Every application was assessed by a panel of four (including our Chair of the Board, Prue Kelly) across criteria such as each applicant’s commitment to, and involvement with, the Award, and the amount of time available to assist with the Award in the future. After much consideration, a unanimous decision was reached on the successful applicant – congratulations to Chris Stagg, a 25-year-old Gold Award holder from Christchurch.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to send in an application. Many of the applicants who were unsuccessful this time around, were of an age young enough to reapply when the event is held again in two years’ time, and we would encourage them to do so!

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