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Continuing with the success of our Young Alumni Awards – the 20Twenties, we invite you to nominate a you alumna or alumnus who has made a positive impact in their community or wider through their leadership, innovation, determination, or research.

We are looking for those who are disrupting the status quo; using trailblazing ideas to solve old problems; ensuring the health and well-being of their community is in good health; demonstrating that leadership can be successful from non-traditional arenas; providing successful business models for this century; or showing innovation in an area dear to their heart.

You are welcome to make more than one nomination.

Nominations close at 5:00pm on Thursday 29 August 2024.

Please read the Terms and conditions.


  • Aged under 30 at time of nomination.
  • A graduate of the University of Otago with a full qualification, a Certificate of Proficiency (COP) is NOT eligible.
  • Willing to be included with a photograph, in various alumni and University publications including online, social media, and marketing material.
  • NOT self-nominated.


  • Nominators provide as much detail as possible outlining the achievements, impact, and contributions of the nominee.
  • All submissions are reviewed against the selection criteria.
  • A selection panel comprising of alumni and staff determine the recipients for the awards.
  • Recipients are announced to the public in October.

Please complete the nomination form with as much detail as possible. Incomplete submissions may be unable to be accepted.

Make a nomination

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