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Youth Parliament 2019 - Press Gallery

This grant round has now closed. Submissions closed at midnight 1 February 2019 (NZDT).

The Ministry of Youth Development’s online application service is powered by SmartyGrants.

You must register before you can fill out forms

It only takes a moment to register. Registration gives you secure access to your forms allowing you to work on them over time rather than having to complete them all at once.

Young people selected to be Youth Press Gallery members and if necessary Youth Press Gallery member’s parent / guardian (if they are aged 16 or 17 at the close of the selection period on 19 October 2018) must also separately register before they can complete the required information and consent forms.

Saving your form

Please ensure you save as you go.

If you wish to leave a partially completed form, press 'save' and log out. When you log back in and click on the 'My Submissions' link at the top of the screen, you will find the form you have started. You can reopen your draft form and start where you left off.

You can also download the form you have been working on, whether draft or completed, as a PDF. Click on the 'Download' button located at the bottom of the last page of the form.

Submitting your form

You will find a Review and Submit button at the bottom of the Navigation Panel. You need to review your form before you can submit it.

Once you have reviewed your form you can submit it by clicking on Submit at the top of the screen or on the navigation panel. You will not be able to submit your form until all the compulsory questions are completed.

Once you have submitted your form, no further editing or uploading of support materials is possible.

When you submit your form, you will receive an automated confirmation email with a copy of your submitted form attached. This will be sent to the email you used to register.

If you do not receive a confirmation of submission email then you should presume that your form has NOT been submitted.

 Privacy and Security

All information entered through this service is stored on secure SmartyGrants servers located in Australia. Until you submit your response, the contents of the response belong to you. The Ministry of Youth Development (MYD) has no right to view the contents of an unsubmitted response. Once a response to a form is submitted it becomes official information managed by MYD.

Personal information provided to MYD when completing online forms will be viewable by certain MYD staff members.

Under the Privacy Act 1993, you have the right to access and to request correction of any of your personal information provided to MYD in connection with your use of the SmartyGrants site. If you would like to see the personal information relating to you that MYD has stored, or to request correction of such personal information, or if you have any concerns regarding your privacy, please contact the Ministry of Social Development Privacy Officer:

PO Box 1556 Wellington 6140 Fax: 64 4 918 0099 Email:

MYD may require proof of your identity before being able to provide you with any personal information.

If you are not satisfied with MYD’s response to any privacy-related concern you may have, you can contact the Privacy Commissioner:

Office of the Privacy Commissioner PO Box 10-094 Wellington, New Zealand Phone: +64-4-474 7590 Enquiries Line (from Auckland): 302 8655 Enquiries Line (from outside Auckland): 0800 803 909 Fax: +64-4-474 7595 Email:

For assistance

If you have any questions about the online form completion process please contact MYD’s Youth Parliament Project Team at