March 2017: The Award categories celebrate qualities such as leadership, innovation, giving back, being a change maker, and young people who have supported youth activities in areas such as the arts, culture, sport and the environment.
- Nominations Open : Tuesday 28th February 2017 - 9am
- Nominations Close : Wednesday 22nd March - Midday
- Judging Day : 31st March 2017
- New Zealand Youth Awards 2017 Gala : Wednesday 11th April 2017 at Parliament