Eligibility and Guidelines

The NEWi Awards for Digital Creativity celebrate innovators from around regional Australia – individuals, companies, non-profit organisations and governments - who have created or used digital technology to achieve success.  
Entries must have been in use during 2016/17.  
There is no limit to the number of entries that can be submitted by any individual or organisation. Only entrants able to attend the awards ceremony will be considered, including live or pre-recorded video acceptance speeches.
All entrants will receive an email acknowledgment when an entry has been received. If they have been nominated that organisation or individual has a right to decline. It has been known.
No need to be a member of the Lunaticks Society and no entry fees. All entrants will receive an email acknowledgment when an entry has been received. If they have been nominated that organisation or individual has a right to decline. It has been known.

Judging Process

FIRST ROUND OF JUDGING  
Members of the Lunaticks Society will scrutinize all entries submitted during the nomination period, rating each one based on category judging criteria.  
All finalists will receive an email confirmation that they have reached the final round of judging and whether they can attend the Awards Ceremony.
FINALISTS
Judges will be assessing each entry to determine category winners. The judging panels will consist of industry leaders and academics. The Society holds the right to withhold Awards in any category and the decision of the judges will be final.

Key Dates To Remember

Call for Entries Open 28th April 2017
Call for Entries Closes 18th August 2017
First Round of Judging 19th August 2017
Finalists Announced 1st September 2017
2017 NEWi Awards Ceremony 28th September 2017