Got the Blake factor?

Fancy yourself or someone you know a bit of a trailblazer? Follow in the footsteps of All Blacks Captain Richie McCaw, filmmaker Roseanne Liang, leader of the Student Volunteer Army Sam Johnson and entrepreneur Derek Handley. Nominations are now open for the prestigious Sir Peter Blake Leadership Awards.

Sir Peter Blake Trust chief executive Shelley Campbell and winner of a Leadership Award in 2007 says while recipients are normally between 25 and 40 years old, "outstanding" nominees outside the range will be considered.
“Every year we are amazed by the nominations that we receive from right across the country for the Sir Peter Blake Leadership Awards. In nominations we are looking for individuals who, like Iva and Sir Peter, have displayed determination and a will to succeed. Previous winners also demonstrated the ability to build and lead successful teams, empower their teammates, show integrity and, importantly, have fun!"

Nomination forms are available online at until March 28. Winners will be announced in July. Up to six Leadership Awards are presented alongside The Blake Medal, which celebrates a New Zealander who has made an outstanding contribution to the country.

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