Need Help? For assistance with completing your entry, category information and further guidance for the 27th Annual WAITTA INCITE Awards, contact Sue McLennan on 0409 370 749 or email

Step 1 – Register to create your account

  1. Log on to the WAITTA INCITE Awards nomination system –
  2. Enter the following information to create a profile on the Awards system:
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Email address
  • Mobile
  • Password
  • Confirm Password
  • Authorisation
  • Click Register
  1. The system will send you an email - click the link to confirm your registration.
  2. You can update your profile or reset your password at any time.

Step 2 - Creating your Nomination

The online nomination form has up to 8 tabs (depending on the category selected).  You can enter your information in stages and edit it at any time up to the closing date (even after paying your entry fee!).  The system will 'autosave' regularly.

Tab 1 - Start Here

  1. Category - Select the category you are entering (more than one category? - see Step 3 below).
  2. Entry name - Enter your Product, Innovation, Solution, Project or Nominee name - EXACTLY as you want it to appear.
  3. Click Save+Next to continue, or Save to return to your Entries list.

Tertiary students - please use the tertiary students option when selecting your category and then select the appropriate drop down category - ie. either Peter Fillery for undergraduate student projects or Research & Innovation for postgraduate students.

Tab 2 - Details

  1. Enter your key personal or organisation details:
    • Contact person for this entry
    • Contact number for this entry
    • Company, Organisation, University or College - Name of the group submitting or supporting the application
    • Applicant type - for companies, select if you are the Client, Developer, Customer, Government agency or non-Government agency
    • ABN - for companies, enter your ABN
    • Postal address
  2. Team Submission – check this box if you are making a submission on behalf of a team.
  3. Joint Submission - check this box if you are making a joint submission with another organisation or government department.
  4. Innovation Excellence Lunch Forum – Finalists will be announced at this event – check the boxes if you’re interested in participating in the PitchFest and Poster Display.
  5. Click Save+Next to continue, or Save to return to your Entries list.

Tab 3 - Criteria

  1. 60 second product/innovation explanation – Upload a 60 second video which explains your production/innovation – Clips filmed face-to-camera on smart phones are encouraged.
  2. Enter the summary details of your product, innovation, solution or project:
    • 50 word summary - Key pitch for your Product/Solution to go on the WAITTA INCITE Awards website, program, promos, etc, should you become a finalist.
    • Organisation/personal overview - Background to yourself, your company or team (if a joint submission, include both companies) (250 words).
    • Product overview - Summary of the main features (250 words).
  3. The next group of fields will vary according to the category you select - you will only see the applicable fields! Please refer to the detailed descriptions of the criteria used for each Category on the website.  Example criteria, as follows:
    • Market Potential - Demonstrate user uptake and acceptance, understanding of the market/user base and the problem to be solved, strategy for reaching the target market/user base (350 words).
    • Quality of Solution – Underlying technology used, understanding/implementation of the user requirements, methodology used, security (350 words).
    • Innovation - Demonstrate uniqueness, complexity and creativity (350 words).
    • Benefits Realisation – Understanding of the business environment, financial benefits, social benefits and efficiencies delivered, effectiveness of the solution in delivering its stated outcomes (350 words).
  4. Final Pitch - Why should you win? (100 words).
  5. Click Save+Next to continue, or Save to return to your Entries list.

 Please Note – some fields do not apply to all categories.

Tab 4 - Supporting Documentation

  1. Upload a High Res and Low Res Logo (JPG, PNG, EPS or SVG) for your Product, Company, University or College.
  2. Upload any supporting documents in PDF or JPG format (max 5Mb, 5 files).
  3. Upload links to any relevant websites, videos etc - a 2-3 min video showing your product, innovation, project or solution in use is very powerful.
  4. Click Save+Next to continue, or Save to return to your Entries list.

Tab 5 - Team (optional)

  1. Enter details of your other team members, such as key developers, contributors or presenters - click the button to add a new entry.
  2. Organisation role - their role in your organisation (eg Marketing Manager, Student).
  3. Nomination role - their role in your nomination (eg Technical expert, Presenter).
  4. State, Email, Mobile.
  5. Click Save+Next to continue, or Save to return to your Entries list.

Tab 6 - Joint Submission - optional

  1. If you are making a joint submission, enter the details of the other organisation(s) on this tab.
  2. Click Save to return to your Entries list.

Tab 7 - Referees

  1. Provide name, title, organisation, contact number and email for 2 referees (clients or end-users).

Tab 8 - Media

The information requested will be used for media and promotional material and will not be scored as part of the submission criteria.

  1. Provide a paragraph about yourself, your team or the nominee, a quirky story, or insight into why you developed your solution, about you and who you are (150 words).
  2. Tell us more about your company/organisation/university/college (150 words).
  3. Sales pitch of your product/innovation (150 words).
  4. Upload a profile photo of the person or team involved.
  5. Upload an image of your product or innovation (if applicable).
  6. Enter URL’s for the following:
    • Website - link to your Product/Project page, or your organisation
    • LinkedIn - optional link to your public profile
    • Facebook - optional link to your personal, company or project FB page
    • Twitter - optional Twitter handle

 Please Note – some fields do not apply to all categories.

Step 3 - Enter another product or category (optional)

To enter another product, or the same product in another category, you can copy your existing nomination.

  1. Click My Entries on the Menu bar.
  2. Check the box beside the entry to be copied.
  3. Click the Copy button to create a duplicate.
  4. Click the entry name to edit the details (you can use the same name if you change to a new category).
  5. Check the criteria – it may be different.
  6. Click Save to return to your Entries list.

Please Note - Maximum Number of Entries - You are eligible to submit the same product / innovation / project in a maximum of 3 categories, as long as the work submitted meets the criteria of the specific categories selected.

Step 4 - Entry Fee

  1. Click My Entries on the Menu bar.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the screen.
  3. Click the Submit and Pay button (if this is greyed out, you have left some mandatory fields blank - edit before continuing).
  4. The system will display the fees for all completed entries.
  5. Enter your credit card details.
  6. Confirm the order.
  7. The system will create a Tax Invoice, available from your Menu bar at any time.

Entry fees

  • $300.00 + GST - Most categories
  • $150.00 + GST - Startup of the Year category
  • There is no fee for the following categories:
    • Student categories
    • Pearcey Western Australian Entrepreneur of the Year
    • Achiever of the Year
    • WA Tech Company of the Year


  • You can add or complete other entries later, with a separate payment
  • You can continue to edit your nominations, up to closing time
  • You must complete the payment to be eligible for judging!