Some fine print
iAwards Judging follows a clear set of terms and conditions, rules and guidelines. The iAwards Chief and Execiutive Judges oversee the entire process is to ensure confidentiality, transparency and integrity are maintained.
- The iAwards Group Categories begin at a state level.
- There is one State Winner in each Group Category.
- A Merit Award may be granted to an entry that is within 95% of the winning entry at both state and national level.
- Up to two Merit Awards per Group Category can be awarded.
- State Winners and Merit recipients go on to compete nationally.
- There one National Winner for each of the Group Award Categories.
- Up to one National Merit may be awarded per Group Category where applicable.
- The National Winners from each of the Group Categories will be eligible to win the Inspiration Award for 'The Best of the Best' ICT product or service.
- Those companies that wish to be considered for the Startup Category can be from any finalist Group Category.
- The National Winners and Merit Recipients are eligible to compete in the APICTA Awards and represent Australia internationally.
The program for Individual categories differs slightly so please make note of the following:
- No current office bearers or directors of the host organisations can nominate for the invividual categories.
- ACS ICT Award or WAITTA winners may be nominated as their state representative for the category.
- There is only one phase of judging and only one winner in each category.
- No Merits or Commendations are awarded.
- Nominees are not publically acknowledged as finalists.
- Only one National Winner will be chosen for each of the Individual Award Categories.
- Only the winners are notified and announced at the Gala Dinner.
Please also review the Individual Nominations Process for further details.
Terms & Conditions of Judging
- The Organiser reserves the right not to consider any nomination if it does not sufficiently meet the Award criteria. They also reserve the right, at their discretion, to cancel or change the Award Program if they reasonably determine that the integrity of the iAwards is or has been compromised.
- Chance plays no part in determining the winners and finalists of The iAwards.
- All decisions and recommendations made by the Organiser, their representatives and the Judges shall be binding and final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
- The judging of nominations is an independent process. The intended judging process has been set out by the Organisers, but may be varied at the Organisers' discretion and should not be considered binding on the Organisers.
- Judges are bound by the assessment criteria for the Awards.
- The Organisers reserve the right, at the Judges' recommendation, to not present any Award in a particular category or to award tied winning nominations.
- Winners and finalists are selected on the basis of merit. However, the Organiser does not generally endorse these organisations or their activities.