We challenged you to create a unique and energetic video message sharing your vision for New Zealand in 2050.
Entries have now closed.
Hutt International Boys’ College student Stephen Lines took out the Future U competition with his vision of New Zealand as a food basket for the world, with 100 per cent renewable energy production and a strong focus on education.
Stephen presented his vision with confidence and passion, with the judges describing his presentation as having the “whole package”.
While he painted a broad picture of the country he would like to see in 2050, he said his key message was about the important role skilled people will play in New Zealand’s future prosperity.
Stephen is now looking forward to giving the opening address at the It’s Our Future – the new New Zealand Forum on December 3, where he will share the stage with world-renowned thought leader and executive editor of The Economist Daniel Franklin.
Use the following three points to get you started:
Think about how will the country look, what will the environment be like, will we need money, what new technology will there be, will we need a job, what will we be eating...
All finalists are eligible for
The overall winner will receive
And for your school
Once you've completed the entry form, you'll be emailed a unique link to enable you to upload your video message. Once we have processed your entry, you can see it by clicking the 'watch your videos here' button above. Your family and friends can also watch and vote for you, and you can share your video and comments on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
To get into the top spot all entries will be judged by a panel of representatives from Massey University and Westpac. Votes from family and friends will also count, however the judging panel will make the final decision.
The judges will assess you on:
From all entries, up to 20 finalists will be selected to go through to second round.
Finalists who make it through will have the opportunity to attend a Future Leaders workshop session hosted by Massey University and Westpac.
The workshop will take place in Auckland so finalists must be prepared to travel. Travel and accommodation costs will be met for finalists outside of the Auckland region.
Utilising the skills and tools from the workshop, finalists will deliver their final vision live to a panel of judges including Massey University’s Vice Chancellor, Steve Maharey, who will pick an overall winner. You can watch all the action live as we stream the presentations on the web.
From 23 July YOUR MISSION
Competition details are available from your teachers and career advisors – read the entry info and get ready to send us your future vision.
From Monday 30 July it’s LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION
You can get underway with recording your video message – up-load your future vision now!
5pm, Sunday 9 September TIMES UP
You now have until 5pm on Sunday 9 September to get your entries up… then you can then relax and enjoy your school holidays while the judges view your videos. Remember to encourage friends and family to vote.
Voting will remain open until Wednesday 12 September.
You will be advised if you’ve made the finalist cut by Friday 14 September.
Thursday 11 October THE GRAND FINALE
Finalists will be known and invited to attend a workshop in Auckland to prepare for the final delivery of their vision.
Travel and accommodation costs will be met for finalists outside of the Auckland region.
Monday 3 December THE WINNER TAKES ALL
The overall competition winner will have the chance to address the new 'It's Our Future – The new NZ Symposium' in Auckland attended by New Zealand’s top thought leaders, thinkers and change makers.
Does it cost to enter?
Nope, it’s completely free to enter
Do I have to be at school to enter?
Yes! You need to be attending high school or college for a minimum of 20 hours per week
Can a team of us enter?
No, you'll have to do this one your own, but the benefit is you won't have to share the prize package with anyone else
Can I enter more than once?
No, only your single best message can be submitted
What happens if my video doesn’t upload?
We’ll have your entry form, so will know to expect something form you, if we don’t receive your video we’ll contact you - however remember it will take 24 hours for your video to appear on the video page.
Can I use music in my video?
An entrant's video must be his/her own, original creation, and must not infringe any third party rights; e.g. through the use of someone else's music, video or images.
What happens if I become a finalist?
Refer to the judging process, as there will be some further requirements along with exciting opportunities.
If you get stuck or have any questions email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your enquiry.