Enter

Hi-Tech Company of the Year
The winner of this category will be an established hi-tech company with a track record of continuous achievement

Hi-Tech Emerging Company of the Year
The winner of this category will be an established hi-tech company with a track record of continuous achievement

Hi-Tech Startup Company of the Year
This category recognises the achievements of a hi-tech company that has moved out of the pre-commercialisation phase and into an early growth phase.

Innovative Hi-Tech Software Product
The winner of this category will be recognised as a company that has commercialised a software product.

Innovative Hi-Tech Services
The winner of this category will be a company that has commercialised a new or exciting service that is being successfully delivered and demonstrates the ability to scale.

Innovative Hi-Tech Hardware Product
The winner of this category will be recognised as a company that has successfully introduced an innovative hardware solution to the market.

Innovative Hi-Tech Mobile Product
This category recognises innovative mobile technology products or applications (products) and the Kiwi companies that are excelling in this space.

Innovative Hi-Tech Agritech Product
This category recognises products, applications or solutions(product) to the primary sector, including fishing, forestry, horticulture, and flora.

Innovative Company
This Award will go to the company or organisation that demonstrates success with its creative or novel approach to an existing problem or issue.

Best Technology Solution for the Creative Sector
The winner of this category will be recognised as a company that has created a successful product or service for the creative sector.

Hi-Tech Young Achiever
The winner of this category will be an individual (under 30 years old by the date entires close) who is making an outstanding contribution to a New Zealand high-tech company as an employee or entrepreneur and/or to the NZ hi-tech sector/industry in general.

Best Technology Solution for the Public Sector
The winner of this category will be recognised as a company or partnership that has created a successful technology product, service or solution for the public sector.

Flying Kiwi
The Tait Communications Flying Kiwi Award recognises individuals that have made a sustained and outstanding contribution to New Zealand's high-tech industry. Each year at least one Flying Kiwi is recognised by the NZ Hi-Tech Trust - it can identify a "living legend" or be made as a posthumous award.

Maori Innovation
This award is for a Māori business or organisation undertaking commercial innovation through technology.


Entry to the 2016 Hi-Tech Awards close at 5:00 pm on Monday 7th March.

Finalists will be announced on 30th March with winners being announced at the Gala Dinner on Friday 20th May in Auckland. For more information on entering the Awards either email info@hitech.org.nz.

Please note: Eligibility criteria is included in the entry form. You can only submit your entry via the online entry form — PDF and word docs have been provided for your reference only.