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TERM 3 – The Present: Tourism and Hospitality School Competition


ServiceIQ and Go with Tourism are running nationwide competitions throughout the school year for Tourism and Hospitality students. 

The competitions have been designed to support and align with the current Tourism and Hospitality curriculum, are free to enter, and submissions may align wholly or as part of related Unit Standard assessment requirements.

Tourism and Hospitality competitions will be run in each of Terms 1, 2 and 3 (six in all), with winners for each Term announced shortly after each closing date. Each competition entry will be judged using a 0–10 points system which will be outlined in each competition brief.

The Hospitality competition is limited to students of Hospitality subjects; whereas the Tourism competition is open to Year 12 or 13 students studying Tourism or who have an interest in pursuing this industry as a career.

– Term 3 Challenges –



Food is an important part of our culture, our traditions and who we are. Aotearoa is a melting-pot of rich multicultural identity and diverse history.

Share the story of your favourite dish! Is it a traditional dish at every family gathering, is it from another country? Your nan’s chop suey? A favourite that reminds you of whānau?

 What you need to submit:

  • Find and share a savoury dinner recipe that represents you.

  • Provide us with your recipe AND a photo or video to describe it.

  • Explain why it’s important to you.

  • Video submission: 1–2 minutes
  • Written submission 100+ words (pdf)

What the judges will be looking for:

  • Photo submission
  • Recipe OR Video submission
  • We want to see what’s important to you! You can cook your dish for this entry, or you can find a photo of it online or in your family photos. Tell us about why you’ve chosen it and why you want to share it with us.

  • Make sure to include your recipe, you never know, we might turn up at your school with the ingredients to come and make it with you!

 Points 0-10:

  • Photo 0-4 points
  • Video or Written submission: 0-6 points

Important information:

  • Photos and written submissions can be combined.
  • Terms and conditions for entry must be read before final submission.
  • Winners will be contacted directly via email




Who are you, where are you from and what can you tell us about the history of your place?

Show us your New Zealand and tell us your story by incorporating your culture and Te Reo Māori.

 What you need to submit:

  • Video AND/OR Written submission telling us who you are and where you are from. Tell us the story, showcase the history and identify the cultural significance of your place like you would share with a visitor.

  • Video submission: 1–2 minutes

  • Written submission: 300+ words (pdf)

What the judges will be looking for:

  • Written OR Video submission
  • Expression of theme
  • Use of Te Reo Māori in greetings, farewells and place names
  • Knowledge of local area and history
  • Personal cultural connection
  • Visitor appeal
  • Creativity
  • Inspiration

Points 0-10:

  • Video AND Written submission: 0-2 points
  • Introduction and inclusion of your culture: 0-2 points
  • Knowledge of local area and history: 0-2 points
  • Inclusion of Te Reo Māori for greetings, farewells and place names: 0-2 points
  • Storytelling: 0-2 points

Important information:

  • Including Te Reo Māori in your submission = points!
  • Terms and conditions for entry must be read before final submission.
  • Winners will be contacted directly via email.
  • Related US: 17791, 31070


– The Details –

Term Competitions' Prizes

  1. 1st Prize $500
  2. 2nd Prize $250
  3. 3rd Prize $100 + Spot Prizes to be won

Term 3 Challenges

  • Entries open: 5th July – 20 August 2021
  • Winner Announced: 6 September 2021
  • Points: Up to 10 points

Grand Prize

The Tourism Grand Prize and Hospitality Grand Prize each consists of a fully funded trip within New Zealand, no longer than three days, inclusive of transport, accommodation, activities and food.

Grand Prize Conditions 

  • Parent or Guardian permission will be required. Chaperones will be provided by Go with Tourism and ServiceIQ.
  • You must enter all three Term Competitions to be eligible to win one of the Grand Prizes. Term 1 Prize winners have been announced but entries will still be accepted.
  • Enter your Term 1 and Term 2 submissions at the same time to win a spot on the Grand Prize Aotearoa Experience Trip.  For all competition challenge information and T&C’s click here.
  • Term 1 details
  • Term 2 details
  • Announced 13 September 2021.


There are prizes up for grabs each term for you too. The more of your students that enter, the more chances there are for you to win a $100 Prezzy Card. Also, if one of your students becomes a Finalist for the Grand Prize, you will have the chance to join us on the trip and get some great PD in for the year!

How to enter 

All competition entries must be submitted no later than 11:59pm on the closing date each term.

  • Photo submissions: Please ensure that file size does not exceed 2MB. You will be required to attach these to your entry submission form.
  • Video submissions: 1 to 2 minutes. The YouTube link to your video submission will be required when submitting your entry.
  • Written submissions: 300–500 word count. You will be required to attach this as a pdf file to your entry submission form.

What the judges will be looking for 

  • Photo submission.
  • Written OR Video submission.
  • Expression of theme.
  • Personal connection.
  • Visitor appeal.
  • Accurate area information.
  • WOW! factor.
  • Level of detail.

Important information 

  • Photos and written submissions can be combined.
  • Terms and conditions for entry must be read before final submission.
  • Winners will be contacted directly via email.


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