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Judging Criteria

The questions in the iAwards application will vary, depending on the category you select. Below is a snapshot of the judging criteria for organisations and students. The judges elaborate on each criteria with grey reference boxes on the right hand side of the application form, next to each question. For more details on the criteria, create an entry and familiarise yourself with the entry form and requirements on the various tabs.


  • Proof of Concept
    • Understand the problem being solved
    • Understand the Business Context
  • Uniqueness
    • Technology and innovation
    • Trend setting
  • Quality and Application
    • Content and Standards
    • Project Acceptance – based on user experience


Core Categories

  • Describe the solution
  • 12-month road map
  • What makes the solution unique
  • What is the impact of the solution

Cross Technology Categories

  • Security
  • Scale
  • Creativity
  • Openness / Integratability

Cross Stage Category

  • Startup of the Year
    • Funding
    • Scalability of Operation
    • Team Composition
    • Market Entry Barrier / IPR
    • Competitive Advantage and Differentiation
    • Marketing
    • Quality of Customer Base
    • Market Share
  • Research and Development Project of the Year
    • Commercialisation
    • Market share
    • Pilot Trial
    • Creativity

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