New Space Prizes to showcase and inspire talented New Zealanders

Published: 26 March 2024

The Government has announced 2 new awards to recognise the talented people working in New Zealand’s space and emerging aviation sectors and inspire young people.

The annual Prime Minister’s Space Prizes will include an award for a professional working in a space-related field, recognising their outstanding achievements and contribution to the sector, which will be worth $100,000.

There will also be an annual award aimed at students in Years 12-13, helping to inspire the next generation of innovative, talented people to become interested in and pursue a career in space.

Recipients of the inaugural awards are expected to be announced before the end of the year. Further details of the prizes are being finalised by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and other agencies and more information will be released in due course.  

Prime Minister’s Space Prizes

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