Australian Information Industry Association


The questions in the iAwards application will vary on your selected category. Below is a snapshot of the judging criteria for organisation and students. The judges elaborate on each criteria with grey reference boxes on the right hand side of the application form next to each question. For more details on the criteria, it is recommended that you create an entry, familiarise yourself with the entry form and requirements on the various tabs on the form.

Judging Criteria for Organisations:

Market Awards criteria:

  • Describe the solution
  • 12 month road map
  • How is the solution unique
  • What is the impact of the solution

General Technology criteria:

  • Security
  • Scale
  • Creativity
  • Openness / Integrability

Stage category criteria:

Startup Award category:

  • Funding
  • Scalability of Operation
  • Team Composition
  • Market Entry Barrier/IPR
  • Competitive Advantage & Differentiation
  • Marketing
  • Quality of Customer Base
  • Market Share

Research & Development Award criteria:

  • Commercialisation
  • Market share
  • Pilot Trial
  • Creativity
Judging Criteria for Students

Proof of Concept:

  • Understand the problem being solved
  • Understand the Business Context


  • Technology and innovation
  • Trend Setting

Quality and Application:

  • Content and Standards
  • Project Acceptance  - based on user experience.