CATEGORY 3: EMPOWERMENT AWARDS
ROOKIE YOUTH ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
– SPONSORED BY FIJI NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Rookie Youth Entrepreneur of the Year award recognizes budding youth entrepreneurs.
ELIGIBILITY AND JUDGING CRITERIA:
To apply for any of the awards in this category, your business should first be able to demonstrate it meets the
Judging criteria includes evidence that demonstrates age of entrepreneur, to be between 18 and 35 years, who
owns and operates or who bears principal responsibility for the operations and the recent performance of the
business that is a startup.
Further, the entrepreneur must be able to demonstrate these characteristic: produce for a market, have a sound
business plan, use of technology/distribution channels, marketing strategies. The owner must also demonstrate leadership traits by showing evidence of good management skills including sustainable practices that benefits the community and environment.
Types of SMEs that can apply for this award:
Examples of entrepreneurs that can apply for this award includes any person between the ages of 18 and 35 years who: