iAwards Webinar Briefing                Final Tips                                                                    Pres...
Webinar overview  •    What are the iAwards?  •    Why should you enter?  •    Key dates for 2013                         ...
What are the iAwards?   The impact that ICT has on every part of our economy and its influence on our   day to day activit...
Why should you enter?      Are you...      • Searching for ways of entering the market or          finding new markets?   ...
Key dates for 2013    Individual and Group Domains Nominations/Entries Open                  16 January 2013    Online Bri...
iAwards Group DomainsThe 2013 iAwards celebrates excellence across multiple domains which should make it easierfor entrant...
iAwards Nomination Process      The basics – quick reference      •     Register your interest online at the iAwards Porta...
Eligibility to Nominate                             For Company/Group Awards                             Before nominating...
Judging Process: Group Categories     • Judging begins at the state and territory level.     • Judging at state and territ...
Hints from past Judges                 Written Entry. Be clear, concise and answer the questions.                 Stick ...
Winner’s Stories    Tips from past winners                         Focus on the outcomes not                          the...
Tips from past winners…  Health 2012 winner HealthKit (VIC)   National Winner & State Winner (VIC) HealthKit - the global ...
Tips from past winners…  Education 2012 winner Avalias (NSW)      National Winner & State Winner (NSW), - Avalias      for...
A few words of advice for anyone considering entering      the 2013 iAwards program.      “You should paint the vision. Le...
Benefits of winning     Has it had a positive impact on your     business?     • Absolutely, without a doubt     • Third p...
Final tips for potential nominees       Don’t underestimate your business       Really think about what makes your innov...
2013 APICTA Awards Hong Kong                                                                 National winners from the iAw...
Questions?                 For more information                 visit www.iawards.com.au                 call 1300 665 145...
Thanks to our partners      Host partners       Major partnerHost Partners                         Major PartnerCategory a...
Thank you for                                       your interest in                                       the iAwards.   ...
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2013 iAwards final tips

  1. 1. iAwards Webinar Briefing Final Tips Presented by: Kelly Hutchinson, Executive Judge Jim Ellis, Chief JudgeHost Partners Major Partner iawards.com.au
  2. 2. Webinar overview • What are the iAwards? • Why should you enter? • Key dates for 2013 Kelly Hutchinson • iAwards Group Domains Executive Judge • iAwards Entry Process • Eligibility to Enter • Judging Process Group Domains • Hints from past Judges • Winner’s Storioes • Tips from winners • APICTA Awards Jim Ellis • Questions Chief JudgeHost Partners Major Partner
  3. 3. What are the iAwards? The impact that ICT has on every part of our economy and its influence on our day to day activities is celebrated by the iAwards each year. The iAwards programs goal is to provide business, industry and government with a clear view of the people leading ICT in Australia and the quality of innovation being produced. National company winners go on to compete with the best in the Asia Pacific region making the iAwards the only truly international awards program delivered to the national ICT community.Host Partners Major Partner
  4. 4. Why should you enter? Are you... • Searching for ways of entering the market or finding new markets? • Looking for new ways to market yourself? • Taking your company to the next level through technology? Do you... • Know an ICT superstar who deserves recognition? • Empower your people – and love watching them take the credit? • Have the ‘next big thing’? Then the iAwards are for you!Host Partners Major Partner
  5. 5. Key dates for 2013 Individual and Group Domains Nominations/Entries Open 16 January 2013 Online Briefing Sessions 5 & 27 February 2013 Individual and Group Domains Nominations/Entries Close Registrations 15 March 2013 Individual and Group Domains Nominations/Entries Close Submissions 26 March 2013 Group Domains Phase One Judging Opens 5 April 2013 Group Domains Phase One Judging Closes 17 April 2013 Individual Domains Judging opens 5 April 2013 Individual Domains Judging closes 17 April 2013 State Winners Presentations 1-21 June 2013 Phase Two Briefing Sessions/Webinair 22 - 26 July 2013 Phase Two Judging – Melbourne (onsite) 5 - 6 August 2013 iAwards Australia 3.0 Forum – Melbourne 8 August 2012 iAwards Nominees VIP Networking Luncheon - Melbourne 8 August 2012 iAwards Gala Dinner – Melbourne 8 August 2012Host Partners Major Partner
  6. 6. iAwards Group DomainsThe 2013 iAwards celebrates excellence across multiple domains which should make it easierfor entrants to identify the right category to enter.Development Industry Services Society Student Professional Pioneer Domain Domain Domain Domain Domain Domain Domain Secondary CIO of the Pearcey Research & Consumer Medal & Hall Development Financial Community Student Year Project of Fame ICT Education Professional Benson of the Year Entrepreneur Tertiary New Product Industrial Regional student Project Government ICT Woman iAwards of the Year Innovation Postgraduate Tools Resources Sustainability Tertiary ICT Educator Start-Up Health Student of the YearHost Partners Major Partner
  7. 7. iAwards Nomination Process The basics – quick reference • Register your interest online at the iAwards Portal www.iawardsportal.com.au • Login using your assigned Login Id and Password • Download the Award Template/s for each of the categories you are interested in and complete offline. • Create a new submission online using your completed template. • Once logged in complete steps 1-3. • Cost is $330 per entry – if you enter more than one category it is an additional $330 (inc. GST) *There is no charge for Individual categories • Nominations close at 5pm AEDST on Friday 15 March 2013Host Partners Major Partner
  8. 8. Eligibility to Nominate For Company/Group Awards Before nominating for the iAwards please review the Fine Print and be sure you are eligible to enter. All nominees are responsible for ensuring that you meet all Terms & Conditions. 1. The iAwards are open to companies and organisations registered and operating in Australia (ABN required); 2. The entrant/nominee must own the IP of the solution which they are nominating for the award. 3. At least 51% of product development efforts including research, development and design must have taken place in Australia; 4. The State/Territory of the entrant/nomination is where the majority of the product/project was undertaken. If a national organisation is entering jointly with a client outside their head office then the client project location would be the appropriate State/Territory to submit under. If your organisation is entering in more than one State/Territory you may need to register each State/Territory office and submit the relevant product/project/soluton in the appropriate State/Territory. 5. Any innovation which has won a National iAward or Merit in the previous three years is ineligible to enter the award, with or without product enhancement. The exception are Winners/Merit of the R&D category may enter within the 3 year restriction if their product/solution is now commercialised and fits the criteria of another relevant category.Host Partners Major Partner
  9. 9. Judging Process: Group Categories • Judging begins at the state and territory level. • Judging at state and territory level will be based on your online submission form and your supporting material. • State winners are then identified in each category. • State winners will be revealed at state presentation events in June. • All state winners then go on to compete at the national level. • Judging at the national level will require a presentation to be made to a judging panel in Melbourne on the 5 or 6 August. • The national awards presentation and gala dinner will be held in Melbourne on 8 August.Host Partners Major Partner
  10. 10. 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.Host Partners Major Partner
  11. 11. Winner’s Stories Tips from past winners  Focus on the outcomes not the technology itself  Make the most of the experience  Leverage the win to GROWHost Partners Major Partner
  12. 12. Tips from past winners… Health 2012 winner HealthKit (VIC) National Winner & State Winner (VIC) HealthKit - the global health community for patients, practitioners and people everywhere “We learnt a lot through the iAwards application process. It forced us to work through a lot of things and really look at what we were doing and what we were about. When you are in a start-up business, you tend to spend a lot of time ‘in’ the business and the iAwards process enabled us to focus ‘on’ the business.” “For us, the real benefit of our iAwards win came afterwards. It has basically enabled us to show that the people who really understand health IT have considered us to be the best health technology in Australia, with the potential to disrupt the health industry globally. The iAwards win also gives us a lot of credibility and has led to people knowing who we are and what we do. It has given us a foot in the door and has helped us in terms of our media and PR goals. It’s also helped attract employees who want to work with us as they believe in what we are trying to do.” Video, Website and ProfileHost Partners Major Partner
  13. 13. Tips from past winners… Education 2012 winner Avalias (NSW) National Winner & State Winner (NSW), - Avalias for Avalanche ST Scenario Training System “We are finding that our iAwards win has become a very good talking point with both existing customers and potential customers alike. We have seen our revenue increase since the win. While we can’t directly attribute this to the iAwards win, we really do feel that it has had a positive effect on our business. We’ve also found that closing contracts has become a lot easier than it was before.” “It’s as though the iAwards recognition gives us that extra dot of the ‘i’ and the cross of the ‘t’. Potential customers are now looking at the fact that we’ve been recognised at a national level, assessed by respected members of the industry and have won an iAward,” Winner of the 2012 National iAward for e-Learning, NSW company, Avalias CEO, Harold WolpertHost Partners Major Partner Video, Website and Profile
  14. 14. A few words of advice for anyone considering entering the 2013 iAwards program. “You should paint the vision. Let people know that your business is not just about making money, but that it’s about doing well, while doing good. There are so many businesses out there that fit into this category across a wide range of sectors - and the iAwards really connects people with the power and potential of technology.” Winner of the 2012 National iAward for Health (VIC) HealthKit, Managing Director and co-founder Alison Hardacre “I would say to anyone that it’s important to focus on four key areas when you start the iAwards application process. Firstly, you need to make sure you have an excellent product or service and that it can really stand up to the test. Then, make sure you read the iAwards criteria and guidelines very carefully and answer everything that is asked.” “It’s important to invest the time and effort into making sure you create a solid application, there’s little point entering if you are just going to throw something together for your entry. Then, if you do make it to the National stage and have to present to the panel, I’d encourage people to make sure that they are extremely well prepared,” he noted. Winner of the 2012 National iAward for e-Learning (NSW) Avalias CEO, Harold WolpertHost Partners Major Partner
  15. 15. Benefits of winning Has it had a positive impact on your business? • Absolutely, without a doubt • Third party endorsement = credibility and confidence 2008 iAwards Winner for Communication • Confidence in MobileIP = award of contracts and eGovernment • Entering global market with multi-national partner Maree Adshead, MobileIP QLD What you do with the win is as crucial as the win itself! Tell the universe!  Announce on website  Newsletter  Email an announcement  Put iAwards logo on everything  Share the experience with your customers & staff  Profile raising using the media Major Partner  Profile raising through politiciansHost Partners
  16. 16. Final tips for potential nominees  Don’t underestimate your business  Really think about what makes your innovation unique  Consider which is the ‘right fit’ for your product/service/project  Stick to outcomes, not the technology itself  Utilise your passionate people to tell your story  Allow plenty of time to prepare your submission  Provide supporting documentation to illustrate your entry  Make sure your referees are independent and informed  Keep in mind the judges and make their jobs a joy not a chore  Pitch to your audience  Check you’ve answered all the questions  Get someone not involved to read your submission  Spell check  Submit on time and in fullHost Partners Major Partner
  17. 17. 2013 APICTA Awards Hong Kong National winners from the iAwards Group categories go onto to compete at the Asia-Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) Awards. 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.APICTA 2012 Winners: Integral Technology Solutions ofQueensland, Smart Services CRC and Sissit Pty LtdMerits: PaperCut Software International Pty Ltd and Opengear Host Partners Major Partner
  18. 18. Questions? For more information visit www.iawards.com.au call 1300 665 145 email iawards@gener8.com.auHost Partners Major Partner
  19. 19. Thanks to our partners Host partners Major partnerHost Partners Major PartnerCategory and other sponsorships are still available – closing soon
  20. 20. Thank you for your interest in the iAwards. Insert your name here Good luck with your entries!Host Partners Major Partner

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