The Submission Process
iAwards submissions are accepted from innovators across the whole Australian economy, whether you are an individual, a group, a government or private organisation, or a student.
Submissions will open soon; we will update this page as soon as dates are confirmed. You will be asked to register your details prior to completing the iAwards submission form. For Western Australian innovators, the pathway is slightly different. You become eligible for the iAwards through entering the WAITTA Incite Awards. You can find out more about these awards by clicking here.
Preparing your submission
In order to ensure your nomination stands out from the crowd, follow this helpful advice:
Choose your category
Firstly, entrants are asked to select a core category based on the primary market for their innovation. Entrants are then encouraged to select an additional 1-2 categories from the 'cross categories', depending on which apply to the specific innovation. Click here for more information about the iAwards Categories.
As part of your submission, you will be asked to respond to the specific criteria for your selected category.
Collect the necessary information
We will need the contact details for two referees, a project representative and a media/PR representative, so it would be useful to start collecting these details now. We also need you to tell us who is involved in the project e.g. team members, partner organisations etc.
Prepare your '50 word summary'
This summary will be used for the submission's publication, and is a really good way for the judges to understand the essence of your project. A good pitch is succinct, descriptive and engaging.
Prepare your supporting material
As part of your submission, we encourage you to add supporting material for your innovation. This may include demonstration videos, user surveys, brochures, or anything else that might assist the judges in assessing your project against the iAwards criteria.
Entrants are also encouraged to post a video that succinctly encapsulates the innovation/project. Videos are passed on to iAwards judges for consideration, as a part of your submission. Videos should be no more than 2-3 minutes long, and they should be as engaging and interesting as possible.