Australian Information Industry Association


The iAwards Competition

COVID-19 Update: Due to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) the iAwards 2020 submission deadline has been extended to 31 July 2020. Please note that iAwards Gala Dinner event dates and the format of the competition are subject to change as the iAwards evolves in response to this pandemic.

The iAwards is Australia's longest running and most broadly scoped innovation recognition program, promoting excellence in the Australian digital ecosystem from the likes of Google Maps, Atlassian, Wotif and WiseTech Global. The iAwards unearths, recognises and rewards excellence in Australian innovation that is making a difference and has the potential to create positive change for the community – whether this is at home, in the office or on a global scale.

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iAwards entries are accepted from innovators across the whole Australian economy. Whether you're an individual, organisation or a student with an innovation that is solving a problem, there's an iAwards entry category for you. You can find a full list on our categories page, but these include:

  • Student Categories
    • Junior Students
    • Senior Students
    • Undergraduate Tertiary Students
  • Organisational Categories
    • Core Categories
    • Cross Technology Categories
    • Cross Stage Categories
Competition Levels

The iAwards competition takes place over two competition rounds or levels:

State Level

All entries are first judged on a state level against the response criteria and scored appropriately. Our winners and merit recipients are announced at our state based awards ceremonies. In 2020, a series of State Gala Dinners, featuring State and Territory Premiers and Ministers, will honour the best and most innovative solutions in each State or Territory.

National Level

Winners and merit recipients of these awards go on to represent their State or Territory at the National iAwards, held in Melbourne. This pinnacle event in the iAwards calendar consists of a series of collaborative events, which showcase the inspiring achievements of our home-grown innovators.

International Level

National iAwards winners and merit recipients can go on to the Asia Pacific ICT Awards. With the support and participation of 16 member-countries from the Asia Pacific region, the annual APICTA competition, where all entrants are already winners of ICT related award schemes in member economies, is regarded as a quality, prestigious and ‘best-of-the-best’ award. It offers top innovators and technologies the opportunity to shine on a global platform, and pitch for the chance to receive a highly coveted international ICT award.

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