It’s on again – an opportunity for those in the convenience industry to shine on the local and global stage and to win a trip to NACS in Las Vegas 7 – 10 October 2012.

What is the Peter Jowett Industry Award?

The Peter Jowett Scholarship Award is a unique opportunity for NZACS members to challenge others in New Zealand and internationally 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 this year’s competition (candidates must be no older than 36 years of age on 31st of May 2012) .

Participants are to submit a final draft PowerPoint presentation on the 2012 topic selected by representatives of all participating convenience industry associations. A one page / slide executive summary and a biography are also required.

Local judges will assess all submissions and select a maximum of 3 supplier member winners and 3 retailer member winners. These finalists will present their responses on the day of the annual NZACS Peter Jowett and Industry Awards Event on 15th August 2012 at The Crowne Plaza hotel in Auckland. The presentations are to be in PowerPoint format with a presentation time limit of 12 minutes.

The audience of NZACS members present will vote on the presentations and select the best supplier and best retailer presentation who will then travel to Las Vegas to take on international finalists between 7 – 10th October 2012 for the international award.

Some members, in the past, 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.

The Topic for 2012

“Convenience retailing continues to evolve and change globally; what lessons or innovations can be applied in our market to enhance the convenience experience to increase profitable sales?”

Presentations are to be emailed to Roger Bull NZACS Chairman on to be received no later than 30 June 2012. If you do intend to participating, please register your interest by 30 April 2012.

By registering you acknowledge that, should you win the Peter Jowett Scholarship Award Finals (Presentation), your employer will release you from work obligations to travel to Las Vegas from 7 - 10 October 2012.


Open to participants employed by NZACS members. Participants may not have previously received an NZACS Scholarship award/Peter Jowett Scholarship Award. Entrants must be between the ages of 21 and 36 years as at 31st May 2012.

There are two Categories of Award. One award will be given in recognition of an outstanding presentation by a Retailer within the channel and another award will recognise an outstanding presentation by a Supplier within our channel of trade.

Things to know

Finalists will be required to deliver a 12-minute oral presentation on the afternoon of the NZACS Peter Jowett & Industry Awards event on 15th August 2012 at The Crowne Plaza hotel, Auckland.
The finalists may use visual aids in this presentation.
The Awards for both Retailer and Supplier will be announced at the Awards Dinner on the same day.
Finalists will attend the NACS Convention in Las Vegas – NACS event registration, economy flight and accommodation only paid by NZACS.
NZACS Members who attend the final presentations will vote with one vote per Member. These votes will determine the Retailer and Supplier Award Winners.

The criteria for selection at the Final will be:

Presentation 30%
Creativity 30%
Relevance 40%

2011 winners Tim Fulton (Mobil) and Ian Blomfield (Frucor) had great success at the NACS Show in Chicago with Tim Fulton winning the Global Retailers Award.

We look forward to welcoming our 2012 entrants.

Register your intention to participate for the Peter Jowett competition