Next Gen Awards

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Key Dates 

Entries open Monday, 3 April 2023 
Entries close Friday, 28th April 2023 
Regional Finalists announced June / July - Events TBC 
Regional and Supreme Award Winner announced Friday, 18th August 2023 



Entry into the NZ Institute of Building Next Gen Awards is available to students who are:

  • Next Gen Members of the Institute . Student membership is free for anyone enrolled in a construction-related apprenticeship or tertiary programme. Nominees who are not already Student Members of the NZIOB can join via a two-minute online application; 
  • In any year of study and
  • Is under 35 years old 

How it works 

Stage One: Regional Finalists

  • Next Gen (Students, Apprentices or Cadets) enter the Awards for their region (Southern, Central, Northern) 
  • Judges for each region assess the applications and select the top three finalists in the region
  • These finalists (three for each region) will be announced at an Institute of Building Regional Event (June / July tbc)
  • The nine regional finalists will be invited to attend the New Zealand Building Industry Awards, held in Christchurch on Friday 18 August (regional finalists who need to travel to attend will be assisted financially)

Stage Two: Regional Winners & National Supreme Winner

  • The three National and one Supreme winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony on 18 August in Christchurch
  • Judges will select one winner from each region
  • Judges also select one National Supreme Award winner from the three Regional winners. The Supreme Award winner being the ‘country’s top Next Gen student, apprentice or cadet studying in a construction-related trade or qualification.’

How to enter

  1. Read the Entry Form Guidelines for information on what is required to complete the online entry form. 
  2. Access the relevant online entry form below: Live on Monday, 3 April 2023 


Judging & Prizes


Supporting Partners