The Awards are open to individuals, companies, non-profit organisations and governments involved in designing, building, managing, maintaining or promoting digital solutions in regional Australia.

Award categories:

BEST WEBSITE

This award recognises the best designed website.
Judging criteria: Results/Design/Interaction/Innovation
Major focus:  Design/Interaction

BEST DIGITAL AGENCY

This Award recognises the best marketing, digital or advertising agency.
Judging criteria: Results/Design/Interaction/Innovation
Major focus: Design/Innovation

BEST ONLINE VIDEO

This Award recognises the best online video - animation, individual short or episode, long form or series, and live webcasts.
Judging criteria: Results/Design/Interaction/Innovation
Major focus: Design

BEST MOBILE APPLICATION

This Award recognises the best mobile sites and application.
Judging criteria: Results/Design/Interaction/Innovation
Major focus: Design/Innovation

BEST HEALTH SOLUTION

This Award recognises the best online medical, alternative medicine, health and lifestyle, mental health, and fitness solution - website, video, cloud service, mobile site and app, wearable device, or IoT service.
Judging criteria: Results/Design/Interaction/Innovation
Major focus: Design/Innovation

BEST EDUCATIONAL SOLUTION

This Award recognises the best online educational, distance learning service, or education living lab - website, video, cloud service, mobile site and app, wearable device or IoT service.
Judging criteria: Results/Design/Interaction/Innovation
Major focus: Design/Innovation

BEST RETAIL SOLUTION

This Award recognises the best retail solution - website, eCommerce platform, online point-of-sale, smart sign, payment system, and booking platform.
Judging criteria: Results/Design/Interaction/Innovation
Major focus: Design/Innovation

BEST GOVERNMENT SOLUTION

This Award recognises the best government solution - website, video, cloud service, mobile application, wearable device, and smart city service.
Judging criteria: Results/Design/Interaction/Innovation
Major focus: Design/Innovation

BEST TOURISM SOLUTION

This Award recognises the best tourist solution - website, video, cloud service, mobile application, smart sign, wearable device, smart city solution or IoT service.
Judging criteria: Results/Design/Interaction/Innovation
Major focus: Results/Design/Innovation

BEST CLOUD SOLUTION

This Award recognises the best cloud service or solution - data management, analytics service, big data, dashboards, mobile and wearable applications, smart city service and IoT solution.
Judging criteria: Results/Design/Interaction/Innovation
Major focus: Design/Innovation

BEST TECH STARTUP

This Award recognises the best tech startup [LESS THAN 3 YEARS OLD].
Judging criteria: Results/Design/Interaction/Innovation
Major focus: Design/Innovation

BEST GREEN TECH SOLUTION

This Award recognises the best green tech hardware or software solution – cloud service, big data management system, online dashboards, mobile application, smart city solution or IoT solution.
Judging criteria: Results/Design/Interaction/Innovation
Major focus: Design/Innovation

BEST SMART CITY SOLUTION

This Award recognises the best smart city hardware, software or connected solution – cloud service, sensory devices, big data, online dashboards, mobile application, or IoT solution.
Judging criteria: Results/Design/Interaction/Innovation
Major focus: Design/Innovation

BEST INTERNATIONAL TECH STARTUP

This Award recognises the best international tech startup [LESS THAN 3 YEARS OLD WITH AUSTRALIAN AND INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS].
Judging criteria: Results/Design/Interaction/Innovation
Major focus: Design/Innovation

THE JOE AWARD

This Award is bestowed on the most outstanding digital talent - individual, company, non-profit organisation or government.
Judging criteria: Results/Design/Interaction/Innovation
Major focus: Results/Design/Interaction/Innovation

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