get your school involved

The Young Business Mind Awards is a great opportunity to showcase your school, teachers and students and to connect with businesses and industry across the Hunter.

Has your school delivered a great learning outcome?

We are looking for the school in the Hunter region that encourages and promotes the skills and opportunities available to all students and those with innovative minds. A school inspires students and develops new and creative ways in order to approach learning and classroom participation. 

If you know a teacher or principal that you recognise as an individual that makes your school experience one that is focused on encouraging creativity, innovation or entrepreneurship you should consider submitting them to the Hunter Young Business Minds Awards. 

What are we looking for?

This award recognises the most outstanding learning and development program or initiative implemented in a Hunter Regional school. This includes all schools across Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens, Upper and Lower Hunter, and Maitland.  We are looking for the best learning experience encouraging creativity, innovation or entrepreneurialism in students.

When judging this category the following criteria will be considered:

  • Innovation and excellence in program design and delivery
  • Demonstrated support for individual professional learning and links to individual and school-wide learning priorities
  • Contribution to improved student learning outcomes
  • Effective collaboration, reflection and feedback.

What can your class or school win?

School and Class Awards

These awards acknowledge the efforts of our region’s secondary school teachers and principles to prepare students for the future. Winning school will be awarded a Harvey Noman in store credit as follows:

Resource to Download

Pitch Deck

The pitch deck is a great resource that can be used in your presentation of your program or idea. A good pitch is extremely important and can be the deciding factor in getting support for your business idea or program.  Use this to guide you through the pitch process.  The pitch deck is essential to include.


Thank you to our sponsor for our school category