Awarded to an outstanding educator or someone who has inspired students through educating in science, technology, engineering, mathematics or manufacturing subjects at the tertiary level or in the community sector.

This award recognises the importance of education and learning and the role played by those who inspire young minds and the next generation of scientists, innovators and entrepreneurs. The awards are for individuals working in the Hutt Valley, who are indirectly making a significant contribution to the success of the Hutt Valley in science, technology, engineering, mathematics or manufacturing now or for the future through providing education.

How entries will be judged

CriteriaPerformance indicator examplesMaximum points
Inspiring and exciting others through education in science, technology, engineering, mathematics or manufacturing
  • Evidence of contribution to inspiring learners
  • Evidence of guiding passions and principles that contribute to better education/learning
  • Attributes and skills that create value for learners
  • Develops skills and maintains practice standards through professional development activities and through further STEMM learning
  • Evidence of positive endorsement from colleagues/peers
  • Leadership in the field of expertise
  • Listening and learning qualities
Community connectivity
  • Evidence of participation in the Hutt Valley science, technology, engineering, mathematics or manufacturing education/ learning community
  • Levels of contact with other organisations to further education/learning success


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