Welcome to the 2021 NZ Hi-Tech Awards.
Entries close at 5pm on Monday 8 March 2021.

Once submitted your entry is final and no further changes can be made.

Entries in this category are judged by a panel of international judges solely on the information supplied and referenced in this entry form. There is no panel judging round for this award. Judges of the calibre required for this category are short on time and are geographically spread, making in-person panel judging impractical.

Unless otherwise indicated, the judges’ focus is on the previous calendar year’s activity and the IP, value and innovation delivered in that time. While previous activity and future potential is considered, the judge’s decision will be based on what has been achieved over the past year.

Financial requirements for your entry:

In order for the judges to have a complete view of your operation they have requested all entrants provide signed accounts from your last two financial years to support your entry. These must be uploaded at the end of this form We understand these will be centrally and securely held in strict confidence and accessed only by our panel of international judges under NDA. They will be deleted at the completion of judging.

Please note the figures you are asked to supply in the table in this entry form relate to calendar years not your financial year. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to email us at info@hitech.org.nz or call us on 09 984 4140.

Eligibility for this category

You are currently a registered NZ company and qualify against at least two of the following criteria:

  • Founded in NZ
  • Headquartered in NZ (the location of your global head office)
  • Have at least 20% of your employees reside in NZ

Note: If you’re not sure you qualify, please ask for verification.

In entering this category:

  • You have developed a successful hi-tech company with a track record of continuous achievement.
  • For the calendar year ending on 31 December 2020 you will have reported revenue in excess of NZ$15 million.
  • You will be able to tell an exciting story of revenue growth, sustained innovation, commercial success and how you plan to achieve the goals you’ve set.
  • You have supplied signed accounts from your last two completed financial years and will respond to any further requests from the judges for evidence to support any claims made in this entry.
  • A company cannot win this award in two consecutive years. If you won this award in the previous year, your entry will be discounted.

Request an entry form for this category

Complete this form to receive your unique link to enter the PWC Hi-Tech Company of the Year. You are able to save and resume your entry any time before entries close by using this link.

You will also receive a soft copy version of the entry form so that you can collaborate with team members and get stakeholder approval prior to submitting your entry online.

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If there's a company or a hi-tech superstar out there deserving of recognition, complete this quick Nomination Form to tell us all about them. We'll reach out and encourage them to enter.

Nominations for the 2021 awards close 5pm, 22 February 2021.