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Many of our young alumni have achieved great things in a wide array of arenas and within diverse aspects of many different communities. These young alumni are true trailblazers who challenge the status quo to make a better future for all of us. The 20Twenties awards celebrate and acknowledge their achievements.

Key Dates

  • Thursday, 29 August, 5:00pm - nominations close
  • October– Recipients notified
  • November – Recipients announced

Nominations for 2024

Do you know a young alumnus or alumna who has made a positive impact in their community?

Find out how to make a nomination here

20Twenties Young Alumni Awards 2023

Read about the recipients of the 20Twenties Young Alumni Awards for 2023

Q&A with recipients

Ajay Kumar social

Ajay Kumar

For the promotion of holistic healthcare and mentoring undergraduate students.
BSc, BPharm (Dist)
Cherokee, te hono social

Cherokee Walters

In recognition of support for the application of science in the commercial world for support of rangitahi in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).
BSc, PGDipSci
Finn Shewell social

Finn Shewell

For commitment to furthering youth-led innovation in New Zealand.
hannah moore social

Hannah Moore

For giving back to community and making positive changes in the lives of youth.
Jess Davidson social

Jess Davidson

In recognition of significant contribution to the growth and exposure of female cricket within Otago.
BSc, MSpmDm (Dist)
Kura Lacey social

Kura Lacey

In recognition of work to deliver equitable access to oral health services.
Margaret-Rae Clark social

Margaret-Rae Clark

In recognition for work championing Māori oral health equity.
Millie Mannering social

Millie Mannering

In recognition of scientific work to preserve our marine environment.
BSc, MSc (Dist)
Troy Portrait social

Troy Ruhe

For research which positively impacts Pacific communities.
BPhEd(Hons), PhD
olivia burn social

Olivia Burn

In recognition of advances being made due to her research into cancer metastasis.
PhD, BSc (Hons)
anna social

Anna Campbell

In recognition of inspiring future generations of students into business careers.
BA, BCom, MEntr
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