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Got that special 'X-factor'? Then put together a 60-90 second video telling us why you think other young people should do the Award, and you could win $500 in Macpac vouchers!

The next International Gold Event is being held in Prague, Czech Republic - could you be the person who represents New Zealand at this event? We're looking for nominations from the New Zealand Gold Award community - someone who has achieved or is currently nearing the end of their Gold Award, and aged between 20 and 35. Click here for more information.

There is no easy way to say it, but say it we must: we need to increase the fees we charge to Participants, Award Units and Activity Providers―although fees will actually decrease for Award Units with small numbers (1-10) of Participants. The new pricing structure will come into affect on 1 July 2017 so if you've already registered to do an Award, you won't pay the new fees until you register for your next level. Click here for full details.

We've recently aligned with the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award which means we're getting a 'new look'! You'll start seeing our new logo (shown here) on everything from stationery to certificates—plus, we're also using the opportunity to develop a fresh, new website ... watch this space!

Success Stories

How was it for you?

We love to share in your successes, and if you would like to share it, then head here to share your Award story.

To see what others have been up to and get to know their success stories, click the link below.

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