You want to enter the 2021 Young Business Mind Awards? You’ve come to the right place!

Why Enter?


It could be…

  • A cool idea for a new business or product
  • A clever way to solve an existing problem
  • A creative project to benefit your community or school.

The only limit is your imagination.

If you’ve been toying around with an idea or you’ve already developed a product, service or solution you’d be crazy not to enter.

This is an opportunity for you to…

  • Test your ideas
  • Maybe winsome cash
  • Start making those important connections which will help you take your idea or business further and even help you after you finish school.

Why Enter?

Any student attending a public or independent educational institution in the Newcastle and Hunter Region.

  • Primary schools
  • Secondary schools
  • TAFE
  • RTO
  • UON (< 25 years of age)
  • Entries open – March 3rd, 2021
  • Entries close – October 31st, 2021
  • Judging commences – November 8th,  2021
  • Awards Night – Dec 2, 2021(To be confirmed)
  • Terms and Conditions of Entry

Categories and Prizes

Student PRIMARY $1,000 $500
Student SECONDARY $1,000 $500
TAFE/RTO’s (Tertiary) $1,000 $500
University (< 25 years of age) $1,000 $500

These awards acknowledge the efforts of our region’s primary and secondary school teachers and principals to prepare students for the future.

We’re looking for the best learning experience encouraging creativity, innovation or entrepreneurialism in students.

1st Prize Goods to the value of $1,500
2nd Prize Goods to the value of $1,000
3rd Prize Goods to the value of $ 500

Goods proudly supplied by the Hunter Harvey Norman Stores.

Entry Criteria

Individual Student/Group Category

To be eligible to enter the HYBMA individual/group category, you must:

  • Be a student at a school, TAFE or RTO within the Hunter Region.
  • Have permission of a parent or caregiver if under 18 years of age.
  • Be under 25 years of age if entering the Uni, TAFE or RTO categories.
  • School/Class Category

To be eligible to enter the HYMBA School/Class category the entry must:

  • Be from either a public or independent school within the Hunter Region.
  • Clearly show student participation.
  • Have permission of the school principal to enter.

Judging Criteria

All video entries are judged by a panel of subject matter experts, selected at the sole discretion of the HYBMA Management Committee from subject matter experts or practitioners in the category areas.

Judges are required to sign a confidentiality agreement and disclose any conflict of interest.

Judging Criteria

Entries need to address these key criteria:

  • What is the problem or issue your idea is tackling?

  • What is the big benefit of your idea?

  • Who will benefit from your idea and why?

  • Why are you passionate about this idea

We want to make it as easy as possible for students, schools and classes to participate in 2021 Hunter Young Business Mind Awards.

To participate in the Hunter Young Business Mind awards you’ll need to adhere to a few things that we outline in the Terms and Conditions page of our website.  

As with any fair competition, if you don’t comply with these terms, we have the right to disqualify you or declare your entry ineligible.

Please make sure you read and understand the information on this page before submitting your entry.

Do you have an exceptional business idea? Have you designed an innovative product or service? Are you passionate about creating? Do you think you could be the next entrepreneur in the Hunter Region?

If so, we want you hear from you!

How to Enter

Fill out the entry form below to get started! Once submitted, we will email you with the documentation and any further items we need from you. Terms and Conditions apply.