Australian Information Industry Association


The National iAwards

COVID-19 Update: Due to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) the iAwards 2020 submission deadline has been extended to 31 July 2020. Please note that iAwards Gala Dinner event dates and the format of the competition are subject to change as the iAwards evolves in response to this pandemic.

Winners and merit recipients of our State and Territory iAwards go on to represent their State or Territory at the National iAwards, held in Melbourne. This pinnacle event in the iAwards calendar consists of a collaborative series of events, planned to showcase the inspiring achievements of our home-grown innovations.


Finalists from the State iAwards will present their innovations live to an esteemed panel of industry leading judges, who will finalise the winners and merit recipients in each of the categories. The iAwards Program engages the most experienced and respected judges in the industry from a variety of backgrounds, such as C-level executives, entrepreneurs and capital raisers, commercialisation and productisation experts, academics, and technology subject matter experts. Each judging panel is assembled to ensure entries are assessed by judges with a variety of perspectives and experiences.

PitchFest and Innovation Showcase

PitchFest is your opportunity to hear from a range of this year’s iAwards finalists, as they pitch their innovations to our esteemed panel and live audience. This dynamic Pitchfest will throw down the gauntlet for future innovations, and is sure to inspire and motivate you to find ways to amplify innovation in your business. There will also be the opportunity to spend some time getting up close and personal with our finalists at this year’s Innovation Showcase. Entry to the PitchFest and Innovation Showcase is included in your 2020 National iAwards Gala Dinner ticket, so join us to celebrate incredible innovation and get a sneak peek at Australia's next outstanding digital solutions!

Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony

The Gala celebration dinner provides the grand finale for the event. The National iAwards Gala is the digital industry’s ‘night of nights’ and is an event you must have on your 2020 calendar. This event has traditionally been a fantastic evening, with plenty of opportunities to meet like-minded peers and potential investors. We promise that it will be a night of celebration, networking and fun – with more than a few surprises throughout the night!