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Step 1

Register Your Account


Log on to the WAITTA INCITE Awards
nomination system:



Enter in the following information to create a profile on the Awards system:

1. First Name
2. Last Name
3. Email address
4. Mobile

5. Password
6. Confirm Password
7. Authorisation
8. Click “Register”


The system will send you an email – click the link to confirm your registration.

You can update your profile or reset your password at any time.

Step 2

Create 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.

2.1 Start Here

A) Category – Select your category

B) Entry name – Enter your Product, Innovation, Solution, Project or Nominee name – EXACTLY as you want it to appear.

C) Click Save + Next to continue, or Save to return to your Entries list.

 Note for 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.

2.2 Details

A) 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

B) Team Submission – check this box if you are making a joint submission with another
organisation or government department.

C) Joint Submission – check this box if you are making a joint submission with another organisation or government department.

2.3 Criteria

A) 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).

B) 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)

D) Click Save + Next to continue, or Save to return to your Entries list.

2.4 Supporting Documentation

A) Upload a High Res and Low Res Logo (JPG, PNG, EPS or SVG) for your Product, Company, University or College.

B) Upload any supporting documents in PDF or JPG format (max 5Mb, 5 files)..

C) Upload links to any relevant websites, videos of your innovation, project or solution in use is very powerful.

D) Click Save + Next to continue, or Save to return to your Entries list.

2.5 Team (Optional)

A) Enter details of your other team members, such as key developers, contributors or presenters – click the button to add a new entry.

B) Organisation role – their role in your organisation (eg Marketing Manager, Student).

C) Nomination role – their role in your nomination (eg Technical expert, Presenter).

D) State, Email, Mobile.

E) Click Save + Next to continue, or Save to return to your Entries list.

2.6 Joint Submission (Optional)

A) If you are making a joint submission, enter the details of the other organisation(s) on this tab.

B) Click Save to return to your Entries list.

2.7 Referees

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

2.8 Media

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

A) 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).

B) Tell us more about yourc ompany/organisation/university/college (150 words).

C) Sales pitch of your product/innovation (150 words).

D) Upload a profile photo of the person or team involved.

E) Upload an image of your product or innovation (if applicable).

F) Enter URLs 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

Step 3

Enter Another Product Or Category

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

A) Click My Entries on the Menu bar.
B) Check the box beside the entry to be copied.
C) Click the Copy button to create a duplicate.
D) Click the entry name to edit the details (you can use the same name if you change to a new category).
E) Check the criteria – it may be different.
F) 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 Fees

A) Click My Entries on the Menu bar.
B) Scroll to the bottom of the screen.
C) Click the Submit and Pay button (if this is greyed out, you have left some mandatory fields blank – edit before continuing).
D) The system will display the fees for all completed entries.
E) Enter your credit card details.
F) Confirm the order.
G) The system will create a Tax Invoice, available from your Menu bar at any time.

Entry Fees

  • $375.00 + GST – Most categories 
  • $160.00 + 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
    • Dr. Mal Bryce 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!

For more information on entering The Awards, check out these related links