Secondary/Under 25

Pitch a Business Idea, Product, Creative Project or Initiative to win

Choose your category from Sustainability, Business Enterprise, Design & Technology, Creative Industries or Social Enterprise

Primary Students

Pitch a Business Idea, Product, Creative Project or Initiative that shows Innovation in Sustainability for a chance to win


The Teacher Innovation Idea Award recognises innovation in teaching for a chance to win

Entries are now open!

Unlock your potential and ignite innovation! The highly anticipated Hunter Young Business Minds Awards return in 2024. Calling all students and teachers to showcase brilliance and creativity. Get ready to seize the opportunity and shine.

2024 Registrations


The HYMBA is about encouraging students and schools in the Hunter to think like entrepreneurs, to express their creativity and develop the self-confidence to present their ideas.

The awards program, will see our region’s youngest innovators and entrepreneurs have their ideas for a business, product, service or solution brought to life, recognised and rewarded by local business leaders.

Now in its eighth year, we’ve already unearthed lots of great ideas and creative thinking.

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Key Dates

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2024 Entries
open March

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Entries close
September 3rd

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Award Ceremony
September 24

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Currently seeking sponsors for 2024 – contact for more information.

A huge thanks to our 2023 sponsors!

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