Secondary/Under 25

Pitch a Business Idea, Product, Creative Project or Initiative to win $1000

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 $1000


The Teacher Innovation Idea Award recognises innovation in teaching for a chance to win $1000


Join us on Wednesday 15 November at 5.30pm at I2N Hub Honeysuckle, 16 Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle to discover who wins the awards for 2023! It’s free and includes canapes, live music by The Griff Brothers, industry networking and is MC’d by innovation ecosystem connector, Dan Smith. We encourage everyone who entered to come and celebrate their hard work – and you never know, you just might win an award!

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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 sixth year, we’ve already unearthed lots of great ideas and creative thinking.

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Key Dates

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2023 Entries
open now

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Entries close
October 30th

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Award Ceremony
November 15th

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