The 2024 topic is:


Consider the various disciplines of convenience retailing – marketing, operations, finance, category management, customer engagement etc.

How could AI revolutionise convenience retailers to enhance customer convenience and operational efficiency?

Register to Enter

The opportunity has come for those in the convenience industry to shine on the local stage once again and win one of two fantastic prizes.

The Peter Jowett Scholarship Award is a unique opportunity for NZACS members to challenge others in New Zealand in thinking about our industry.

Employees from Retailer and Supplier member companies are invited to select candidates between 21 and 36 years of age for the 2024 competition. Candidates must be no older than 36 years of age on 31st of May 2024.

The Prize: AACS Adelaide Convenience Study Tour

Our WINNER will receive a trip to Adelaide to attend the AACS Study Tour on September 11-12, and $1,000 Cash.

Our RUNNER UP will receive a trip to Adelaide to attend the AACS Study Tour on September 11-12.

The Process in Detail

Participants will be required to register their interest by May 10th, 2024 by emailing Dave Hooker

No more than 2 finalists per company may compete in the final. Companies that have more than 2 entrants are required to shortlist their finalists by June 17th.

Participants will be required to submit the following by emailing Dave Hooker by June 17th, 2024

  1. 10-15 slide PowerPoint presentation (include brief explanation of each slide)
  2. An executive summary covering the following:
  3. Your plan / idea (what is your idea)
    ii. The argument (addressing the topic)
    iii. The reasons (how your idea will work)
    iv. Summary
  4. Presenter biography (e.g. who you are, your career path) no more than 100 words.

If there are more than six submissions the NZACS committee will assess all submissions and select the six finalists. These will be confirmed by June 24th.

These finalists will present their 10–12minute presentation at the Peter Jowett and Industry Awards event scheduled for July 23rd Auckland.

The audience of members present will vote on the presentations and select the best two presentations.

Scoring for selection of finalists & finals

> Addresses the question 40%
> Innovative thinking 25%
> Idea could be implemented 25%
> Quality of presentation 10%        (Finals night only)