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2012 i awards finalist briefing company categories

  1. 1. iAwards National Finalists Webinar Briefing Company/Group Categories Presented by: Kelly Hutchinson, Executive Judge Jim Ellis, Chief JudgeHost Partners Major Partner iawards.com.au
  2. 2. Webinar overview • What are the iAwards? • iAwards Category Domains • iAwards Nomination Process • Eligibility to Nominate Kelly Hutchinson • Judging Process Company/Group Categories Executive Judge • Hints from past Judges • Winner’s Story • APICTA Awards • Questions Jim Ellis Chief Judge Major Partner Hot links to iAwards info
  3. 3. What are the iAwards?The impact that ICT has on every part of our economy and its influenceon our day to day activities is celebrated by the iAwards each year.The iAwards programs goal is to provide business, industry andgovernment with a clear view of the people leading ICT in Australia andthe quality of innovation being produced.National company winners go on to compete withthe best in the Asia Pacific region making theiAwards the only truly international awardsprogram delivered to the national ICT community. Major Partner
  4. 4. Key dates for 2012Phase Two Online Briefing Sessions 11-18 July 2012Company Category Phase Two Judging – Melbourne 7-8 August 2012iAwards Australia 3.0 Forum – Melbourne 9 August 2012iAwards Nominees VIP Networking Luncheon - Melbourne 9 August 2012iAwards Gala Dinner – Melbourne 9 August 2012 iAwards Calendar Major Partner
  5. 5. iAwards Category DomainsThe 2012 iAwards celebrates excellence across multiple domains which should make it easier fornominees to identify the right category to enter. Those in green below are company/group categories. Society Education Industry Consumer Individual Pioneers Industrial Application New Media & Pearcey Medal e-Government e-Learning CIO of the Year & Hall of Fame Entertainment Security ICT Secondary Benson e-inclusion & Financial Tourism & Professional of Student Entrepreneur e-community Application Hospitality the Year e-Logistics & Supply Chain ICT Woman of Tertiary Student iAwards Communication the YearSustainability & Innovation Tools & Green IT Infrastructure Research & ICT Educator of Development Exporter e-Health the Year Start-Up Major Partner Category Info
  6. 6. Pioneer CategoriesAll National Finalists who are Australian headquartered companies are automatically eligiblefor the Inspiration iAward and Start-up iAward Pioneer Categories free of charge. Inspiration iAward Start-up iAward All iAwards National Winners from all All iAwards National Finalists whereby company/group categories are considered the company itself is still considered at the for this award early stage of inception and were registered after Jan 2010 can nominate for this special award Please note: These categories are only judged at the second round of the iAwards. To be eligible you need to submit a nomination in one of the other company/group categories and win or be awarded a merit in the state iAwards and proceed to the national finals. You will be contacted to complete additional information as required Major Partner Pioneer Categories
  7. 7. Judging Process Company/Group Categories• VENUE The venue for judging on both days is: KPMG Level 5, 147 Collins Street Melbourne• JUDGING SCHEDULE Please follow the schedule below when judging each submission. Each finalist has been allocated a 35 minute time slot to present their nomination. This is broken down into: – Set up – 5mins – Presentation – 15mins – Q&A – 10mins – Pack down – 5mins – Judges deliberation – 10mins Major Partner iAwards Judging
  8. 8. Hints from past Judges• Written Entry. Be clear, concise and answer the questions.• Stick to word limit. Simple yet hard to do so edit wisely.• Criteria Ensure you demonstrate each of the specific criteria in your responses as this is what the judges have to score against.• Reference material. These can consist of anything from product brochures, referee statements, a video about your product or any other material that supports your nomination.• Photos. Include photos that illustrate your solution in action not just screen grabs or use case scenario diagrams.• Highlight your innovation as this is after all what the iAwards is looking to showcase so don’t bury it in a marketing spiel. Major Partner Submission Tips
  9. 9. Winner’s StoryTips from a past winnerMaree Adshead, MobileIP • Focus on the outcomes not the technology itself • Respect word and time limits • Use your most passionate people to present to the judges Major Partner More Testimonials
  10. 10. What can you do with the win? What you do with the win is as crucial as the win itself • Share the experience with your customers • Profile raising using the media • Profile raising through politicians Major Partner
  11. 11. Has it had a positive impact on your business?• Absolutely, without a doubt• Third party endorsement = credibility and confidence• Confidence in MobileIP = award of contracts• Entering global market with multi-national partnerFinal tips for potential nominees• Don’t underestimate your business• Stick to outcomes, not the technology itself• Utilise your passionate people• Make the most of the win• Leverage the win to GROW Major Partner
  12. 12. APICTA Awards• National winners from the iAwards company categories go onto to compete at the Asia-Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) Awards, to be held in Brunei in December 2012.• APICTA is an international award designed to increase ICT awareness by providing networking and product benchmarking opportunities to ICT innovators and entrepreneurs in the region.• NICTA, Transmax, CSIRO won and Swinburne University, Australian e-Health Research Centre and Transmax were awarded merits at APICTA awards in 2011. Major Partner APICTA
  13. 13. Questions?For more informationvisit www.iawards.com.aucall 1300 665 145email iawards@gener8.com.au Major Partner FAQ
  14. 14. Thanks to our partnersHost partnersMajor partnersCategory and other sponsorships are still available – closing soon Major Partner Become a Partner
  15. 15. Thank you for your interest in the iAwards. Good luck with your nominations! Major Partner iAwards Online