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The KickStart Breakfast Awards Are Now Open

Tell us what KickStart Breakfast means to your school.

Our Awards recognise the true champions of KickStart Breakfast who deliver and maintain the values of the programme.

Now it is time to nominate your Breakfast Club, Student Champion or Unsung Hero(es) for their chance to win some amazing prizes.

You can download the KickStart Breakfast Awards Poster below and share it with your wider school whanau to get entering!

download KickStart Breakfast Awards Poster
Unsung Hero Award Student Champion Award Breakfast Club Award
More Who Can Nominate

This year anyone can submit a nomination for the KickStart Breakfast Awards! Nominations can be completed by principals, teachers, school staff, parents, students, wider school whanau and the public.

More How to Nominate

Tell us what KickStart Breakfast means to your school and why your Breakfast club or volunteers deserve to be awarded our 2019 KickStart Breakfast Club of the Year, Student Champion(s) or Unsung Hero(es)!

Our Awards recognise the true champions of KickStart Breakfast who deliver and maintain the values of the programme:

  • ⭐️ Positivity
  • ⭐ Proactive
  • ⭐ Purposeful

Now it is time to nominate your breakfast club, student champion or volunteer for their chance to win some amazing prizes.

Fill in the Nomination Form and accompany it with any additional content that demonstrates why the person(s) or club should win. This could be either written or visual formats. You choose what will work best to describe your amazing breakfast club, volunteers and student champions who make it all possible.

Visual Entry - videos, snippets of your breakfast club in action, slideshow, poster, pictures, etc.

Written Entry - songs, poems, stories, etc.

Handy hints on what you can include in your visual or written entry:

  • What makes your volunteer/student champion/breakfast club amazing
  • Include quotes from the students, parents, school staff and the community
  • What positive effects does the breakfast club have on students and the school
  • Describe how your volunteer/student champion goes over and above the call of duty
  • What would this mean for your school/volunteer/student champion to win the main prize

Be as creative as you want, it is your choice!

To download the Awards Nomination Form, please click below.

download Awards Nomination Form
More How to Submit

Visual entries (video, power point presentation and photos) should be no longer than two minutes. This can be filmed on your phone, camera or device and should be no more than 10GB. This must be submitted via Google Drive and include this nomination form and supporting documents.

Once the Nomination Form and additional information is complete, email to [email protected] and type in the subject line “KickStart Breakfast Awards Nomination”.

For the instructions on how to submit your video file or attachments larger than 2GB, please click here.

For entries smaller than 2GB, please email these directly to [email protected]

You will receive confirmation from the KickStart Breakfast team within two business days. If you experience any difficulties on submitting your application or have any questions, please reach out to the KickStart Breakfast team.

More Categories and Prizes

This year there will be one overall winner and two runner-up winners per category, one from a North Island school and one from a South Island school.

Unsung Hero Award

Main Prize $2,000 as a thank you for your time and energy
Runner-up Prize North Island School - $500
Runner-up Prize South Island School - $500

This award recognises a volunteers’ contribution to their KickStart Breakfast Club (students are not eligible). This will be awarded to a volunteer(s) who ensures their KickStart Breakfast Club is run to a high standard and the core values are upheld and maintained throughout the year.

Student Champion Award

Main Prize $2,000 Study Grant
Runner-up Prize North Island School - $500
Runner-up Prize South Island School - $500

This award acknowledges student(s) who have shown an exceptional and outstanding commitment to their KickStart Breakfast Club. It recognises our KickStart leaders of tomorrow and promotes aspiring youth leadership. This will be presented to a student(s) who strives to develop and improve their KickStart Breakfast Club, uses their initiative and inspires others as a positive role model.

KickStart Breakfast Club Award

Main Prize $3,000 for your KickStart Breakfast Club
Runner-up Prize North Island School - $1000
Runner-up Prize South Island School - $1000

This award recognises a KickStart Breakfast Club that excels in delivering a quality programme for their students, school and community. This will be presented to a Club that understands and lives the KickStart Breakfast values; helping more students to achieve their best by having a great kickstart to their day.

The winning Club will have established an engaging environment that encourages students to develop strong social skills, take on extra responsibility and develop their wider learning potential.

More FAQs
  1. Who can nominate and submit the entry for Awards?

    This year, KickStart Breakfast Award nominations can be submitted by principals, teachers, school staff, students, parents, wider school community and general public.

  2. Can my school nominate themselves?

    Yes, of course, this can be completed by students, staff and/or your fabulous volunteers. We would love to hear how your breakfast is run and what makes it so unique and special.

  3. Can I submit more than one nomination?

    Yes, each individual person can submit multiple nomination forms for Unsung Hero and Student Champion Awards, just complete a separate nomination form for each category. However, each individual person can only submit one nomination for the Breakfast Club Award.

  4. Do I need to submit a nomination form with my entry?

    Yes, for every award category you are entering, please complete the nomination form and accompany it with additional information that can be send to us in either written or visual formats.

  5. What additional information should I submit with my nomination form?

    Now we are talking! You can be as creative as you want to support your nomination. It can be a visual entry such as videos, snippets of your breakfast club in action, anecdotal stories of your breakfast club, slideshow, poster, pictures, etc. It can also be a written entry - songs, poems, stories, etc.

    Remember, you still need to fill in the nomination form.

  6. Can my school apply if we are not participating in the KickStart Breakfast programme?

    No, only current participating KickStart Breakfast schools can apply for the awards.

More Judges
Marc Rivers

Marc Rivers, Chief Financial Officer, Fonterra

Marc Rivers joined Fonterra in February 2018 as the Chief Financial Officer, responsible for the Co-operative’s finances, procurement and information systems. He is an experienced global finance executive with strong strategic leadership capability. Prior to joining Fonterra, he was the CFO at Roche Pharmaceuticals Division in Switzerland, with oversight of NZ$54 billion in sales including 14 manufacturing sites around the world. His division was responsible for product distribution for 140 countries, focusing on the innovation pipeline and customer and market development.

He has worked in both emerging and established markets, including China, Japan, Thailand, Europe and the US. Marc has a strong track record and is known for his commitment to leading and developing his people while building diverse and inclusive teams.

Viv Rickard

Viv Rickard, Deputy Chief Executive, Service Delivery, Ministry of Social Development

Viv joined Ministry of Social Development after an extensive career in police. He has held a wide range of roles including: Deputy Commissioner District Operations, Deputy Commissioner Resource Management, Assistant Commissioner Special Operations and Assistant Commissioner Operations, Crime and Investigations. Other roles included five years as District Commander in Northland and two years as District Commander in Auckland.

The work of Service Delivery Group is to work together to make a difference for New Zealanders. Whether that’s helping someone get sorted financially so they can study, supporting someone into work, ensuring support is there for someone who can’t work, helping one of our seniors by granting their entitlement to New Zealand Superannuation, or giving New Zealanders confidence that the system they fund is being used by people in genuine need.

Peter Davis

Peter Davis, NZ Marketing Manager, Sanitarium

Peter was appointed the NZ Marketing Manager in December 2018 and has over 20 years of experience working for Sanitarium both in NZ and Australia.

Beyond the workplace, Peter has a love for the outdoors and is an enthusiastic runner, cyclist and underwater photographer.

The impact of Sanitarium is ‘healthier choices lead to better lives, happier people and stronger communities’ which is evident in programmes such as KickStart Breakfast and the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon which result in improved leaning, confidence and self-esteem for Kiwi Kids.


Entry deadline: 31 May 2019 11:59pm
Winners announced: 13 September 2019

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