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6 reasons why you should enter the Hi-Tech Awards

It takes time and elbow grease to get an entry together, we know - here's some reasons why we think it's worth it:

Boost your profile

Raise your personal and company profiles — finalists and winners receive widespread media coverage about their achievements. Get noticed by businesses, decision-makers, and others in the industry.

Access a distinguished network of industry leaders

Entering gives you the opportunity to engage with New Zealand's high-tech community at several high-profile events throughout the year, including the Hi-Tech Alumni Event and the Gala Awards dinner — opportunities to meet and mingle with previous winners, industry leaders, government representatives, sponsors, investors and advisors.

Learn lessons that no one else will tell you

Attend our invitation-only Finalists and Alumni events and hear from industry leaders who have gone before you and others who are on the journey with you.

Attract and retain top talent

Successful businesses retain and attract the best staff. Show your staff and prospective employees that you aim high, and are a leading company in your field.

Attract funding

Winning an award will help to cement your business credibility among investors, shareholders and the broader business community. It can also be a crucial factor to gaining that much-needed funding to aid research and development, marketing or international expansion.

Establish international credibility

The New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards’ international judging panel includes high-profile industry leaders. This is your chance to prove that you and your company are worthy of competing on the world stage.

“Winning a NZ Hi-Tech Award was one of the undoubted highlights of our year. We experienced an immediate uplift in customer enquiries as well as some fantastic domestic and international media coverage.”

Grant Straker - Straker Translations

Winning awards is great for business - look at the categories and seriously consider entering at least one. The Hi-Tech Awards has become the night of the year for our industry, a chance to celebrate success, network with industry leaders, and raise your aspirations. Grab a table and bring your team for an entertaining and important weekend in Wellington"

Rod Drury - Xero

“Winning a Hi-Tech Award resulted in multiple media interviews and increased the profile of the Beca brand in the hi-tech space that continued for over a year.”

Stephen Westwood - BECA