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. One Page Information Memorandum - Please download the template attached here.
  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 yourcompany/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.