Australian and New Zealand Internet Awards Reward Online Excellence

The .au and .nz policy regulators had their annual awards night Wednesday showcasing online excellence in Australia and New Zealand.

ANZIA logoThere were awards for security, tech start-ups, innovation, information, diversity and digital skills.

The awards aim to commend those individuals and organisations that have made a positive contribution to the accessibility, security and innovation of the Internet, making it an even more valued space for all users.

Cameron Boardman, the newly appointed CEO of auDA commented, “as my first ANZIA event as CEO, I was struck by the incredible atmosphere and genuine excitement of the community to celebrate such valuable contributions from our finalists. It is encouraging to see such diversity and innovation across the wider tech sector. auDA is particularly proud of the success of four Australian applicants, who took home ANZIA trophies this year.”

InternetNZ’s CEO, Jordan Carter, says that it is a testament to the quality of the New Zealand entries that five out of the seven finalists received awards and that two organisations won their respective categories.

“The quality of New Zealand finalists show that New Zealand’s tech sector is in good hands. We have a lot of positive ideas coming out of New Zealand, and it is great to see that the New Zealand winners represented a number of communities nationwide,” says Carter.

The full list of winners is:

Diversity & Digital Skills Award
Infoxchange – Go Digi & The National Year of Digital Inclusion 2016

Highly Commended
AttitudeLive and Virtual Learning Network Primary School

Information Award
The Design + Democracy Project

Highly Commended
QUT: Create a better online you

Innovation Award
Code the Future

Highly Commended
Doncare iMatter App.

Security Award supported by AusRegistry
MailGuard – Cyber Security ANZ

Highly Commended Domain Reseller Module and PROJECT ROCKIT

Tech Startup Award supported by Fishburners

Highly Commended
Linewize Ltd

The Leonie Dunbar Memorial Award for Community Websites
Buninyong Community Website

Highly Commended
Harcourt Valley Community Website