2017 Peter Jowett Awards



Registrations of interest are now open for the 2017 Peter Jowett Scholarship Award. This unique opportunity is the platform for NZACS members to challenge their peers in New Zealand and globally and to reflect on the industry.


The 2017 topic is:

Detail two ‘Bright Ideas’ that you believe will ensure the profitable growth of Convenience Stores into the future. Utilise key findings and/or examples from other channels or industries and provide relevant timing, costs and benefits associated with implementing your ‘Bright Ideas’.


The prize:

The title of 2017 Peter Jowett Scholarship Winner (two), trophy and return economy class airfares and accommodation to the 2017 NACS show in Chicago October 16th – 20th.

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What is different this year?

Traditionally there have been supplier and retailer categories - in 2017 the competition will be an open competition for both suppliers and retailers, choosing the best two overall as winners.

Conditions of Entry

Employees from retailer and supplier NZACS member companies are invited to select candidates between 21 and 36 years of age for the 2017 competition (candidates must be no older than 36 years of age on 31st of May 2017).

The two winners as their prize will attend the NACS show in Chicago and be required to put together a joint presentation highlighting their insights from the show. This presentation will be made to NZACS membership on their return on the first suitable occasion.

By participating you acknowledge that should you win the Peter Jowett Scholarship, your employer will release you from work obligations to travel to Chicago during the NACS Show dates October 16th- 20th 2017. Please note that the prize is non-transferable.


The Awards Process

Step 1

Participants will be required to register their interest by 30 April 2017 by clicking here, there is a limit of two participants per member company. In the past some members have run an internal competition for their staff as a way of selecting their candidates. This is an excellent development program for people working in the convenience channel.


Step 2

Participants will be required to submit the following by emailing
Dave Hooker by the 30th June 2017


a. A 10 slide PowerPoint Presentation, including a brief explanation of each slide.

b. An executive summary covering the following:

i. Your plan / idea (what is your idea)
ii. The argument (addressing the topic)
iii. The reasons (how your idea will work)
iv. Summary

c. Your Biography, introducing yourself and outlining your career path.


Step 3

Local judges will assess all submissions and select six finalists.

The scoring guidelines for selecting the six finalists are:

> Addresses the question 40%
> Innovative thinking 25%
> Idea could be implemented 25%
> Quality of presentation 10%


Step 4

The finalists will present their 12-minute presentation at the Peter Jowett and Industry Awards event scheduled for August 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The audience of NZACS members present will vote and select the best two presentations.



For more information on the NACS Show
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To view the 2015/2016 Peter Jowett Scholarship presentation in the Members Only section
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