About iAwards

For over 27 years, the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) has been driving an innovation nation through their iAwards program. 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. 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.

The History of the iAwards

Why enter the iAwards?

Judging Criteria

Meet the 2020 National iAwards Winners & Merit Recipients

This year, our finalists saw challenge and created opporunity – well and truly putting the ‘i’ in iAwards. See the very best in Tech Innovation here.

Thank you to our sponsors

Principal Partner

Major National Partner

Queensland Business & Industry Category Sponsor

National Government Category Sponsor

Victoria Technology Platforms Category Sponsor

Major National Sponsor

National Category Sponsor – Business & Industry Solutions

National Category Sponsor – Tech Platform

National Category Sponsor – Community & NFP

Category Sponsor – Community & NFP

Sponsor of The South Australian Premier’s iAward

Category Sponsor – Community & NFP

National Category Sponsor – Startup

National Category Sponsor – Education

Victoria Business & Industry Category Sponsor

Sponsor of the 2020 Digital Canberra iAwards and the Digital CBR Award

QLD Category Sponsor – Education

People’s Choice Award & National Sponsor

ACT Category Sponsor – Business & Industry

Category Sponsor – Startup

Upcoming awards

iAwards 2021: – The BIGGEST Pitch


To everyone who was part of the iAwards ‘The BIGGEST Pitch’ 2020 and 2021, we hope you found the NEW format of the iAwards competition more simplistic and an easier process. Certainly from the feedback we received, we have been encouraged to retain the same format next year.


iAwards 2021 – The BIGGEST Pitch is FREE to enter for every individual, business, company and organisation. We want to see how you and your peers are making a difference in people’s lives with your innovation.


All you need to do is to produce a video (up to 3 minutes) answering the following four questions:

  • What is the opportunity that your solution enables and who for?
  • In what way is your solution different?
  • What is the technology in your solution?
  • What is the likelihood of your solution making a positive difference?


Registrations are now closed and dates have been announced for the iAwards Ceremonies. Please check below for your local iAwards Ceremony date.

iAwards Ceremony Dates

Western Australia

In Western Australia, the INCITE Awards is the entry point to the National iAwards. Organised by the Western Australian Information Technology and Telecommunications Alliance (WAITTA), the INCITE Awards showcase the brilliance of ICT in Western Australia, and their reputation as a hub for innovation, ingenuity and disruption.


TasICT is the peak industry body for the ICT industries and the leading advocacy and policy group in the Tasmanian digital ecosystem. TasICT proudly hosts the State iAwards in Tasmania, which recognise the exceptional accomplishments of Tasmanian technologists and celebrate their solutions and creative advancements. It is the largest celebration of technology and innovation in Tasmania.

2021 State and National iAwards

The Key iAwards dates for 2021 have been announced! See when your iAwards Ceremony is taking place here.

Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) Awards

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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