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Open Award Centers

In Person Open Award Centers have finished for 2022, you can still meet up online through our Virtual Open Award Centers

​We run meeting session throughout Auckland year round. These are drop-in centers and open to all participants and people involved with the Award including Award Leaders.
If you are unable to come to a center, but would still like to meet up, then contact us at
For all upcoming events and information see our Facebook page or Events page

  • Open Award Centers are free centers available to everyone involved with The Award where participants, parents and coordinators can come for expert advice, help and to enroll in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award.
  • At an Open Award center, trained coordinators are available to help you decide which activities you want to do for your Award, provide advice and guidance on where to access those activities and answer any questions you may have as well as assisting to plan Adventurous Journeys.

Online Virtual Open Award Center

If you can’t make one of our scheduled in-person Open Award Centers, or just want to discuss your Award you can now book an online meeting with one of our Award Leaders via Microsoft Teams

In Person Open Award Centers

*Make sure you check our website for cancellations and updates before attending an Open Award Center

The Auckland Challenge Office will be closed from 12:30pm 22/12/2022 until the 9/1/2023. We will not be responding to queries during this time. If you need any COVID exceptions or assistance with your Award this must be done before the 22nd.

Meri Kirihimete, from Auckland Challenge