Preparing for Entry

Entering the New Zealand Innovation Awards is easy – and it’s all done online so you don’t even need to leave your Batcave!

Step One: Choose Your Categories

Before you start it's a good idea to choose your INDUSTRY CATEGORIES. There are ten industry categories and you can enter up to three of them. From these industry categories, you will automatically be entered into any applicable business discipline categories, such as Excellence in Social Innovation and Export Innovator of the Year – you can leave that part up to us. 

Step Two: Draft Your Entry

There’s nothing worse than completing your entire entry only to lose all of your hard work. To safeguard against this tragedy, we recommend that you draft and save your entry in a Word document before uploading it online. So we have prepared this helpful ENTRY TEMPLATE. This also means you can spread the process out over a few days, rather than having to complete it all at once.

But wait, there’s more, we have also developed some EVALUATION CRITERIA to help guide your entry and increase your chances of winning!

(Just a heads up that we may make tweaks to the entry template and form before we open for 2017 entries.)

Step Three: Enter Online

Once you are happy with your draft entry simply copy and paste the information into the ENTRY FORM. If you would like to enter more than one category you will be prompted to re-enter once you submit your first entry. You will pay for all entries when you reach the payment area. Entries will close at 5pm on Friday 28th July 2017.

Step Four: Confirm and Pay

Once you have completed your entry, follow the instructions on the screen to confirm and then pay for your entry via credit card (each entry is $75.00+GST). You will be sent a GST tax invoice by email to confirm your payment.

Step Five: Yayyy Finished!

You've successfully entered the 2017 NZ Innovation Awards. Nice work!

Hey - don't forget that sometimes even innovators need some help, so feel free to call us on 0800 2 INNOVATE (0800 2 46668) if you want to chat, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..