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Finalists 2017

Drum roll, please... Meet the 2017 finalists for the NZ Innovation Awards - congratulations!

The finalists are...


THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD - Sponsored by RadioLIVE

All finalists. Public voting is open from 12th September at www.innovationawards.org.nz.

BAYER SUPREME NEW ZEALAND INNOVATOR - Sponsored by Bayer New Zealand

Announced at the NZ Innovation Awards event.

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Before you begin, have you read the Preparing for Entry page? It could save you a lot of time (and, quite frankly, a few tears). Once you have completed your entry, follow the instructions on the screen to confirm and then pay for your entry via credit card (each entry is $75.00 + GST). You will be send a GST tax invoice by email to confirm your payment. Any problems with your entry, get in touch: 0800 2 INNOVATE (0800 2 46668) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note: the text boxes in this form are not suitable for bullet points, images or links. There are options at the bottom of this form to attach PDFs, link to a website or a video. 

Awards Event 2017

Let's get the party started!

If you are into innovation in any way shape or form, then this is the event for you! Join us and 700 other entrepreneurs, innovators and investors to share in New Zealand's largest innovation event of the year. Not only will you get to celebrate some amazing innovators and see them up on stage in lights but it's your opportunity to network with like-minded individuals who can help you grow.

Come and join us for a night of fabulous food & wine, entertaining chat and mad celebrations! Don't miss out, book now!

Given this is all about innovation, we wanted to provide you with some fun seating options so that you can; book seats for your team, network with the crowd or even get up close and personal on a couch, depending on your style we have the seating option just for you. There are four different seating options for you to choose from:
  • Theatre-style seats
  • Bar leaners and stools
  • Cafe tables and ottomans
  • 2 seater couches, for a little extra comfort

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Stuff You Just Need To Know!

What, When Where:

NZ Innovation Awards 2017
Thursday 19 October: 5pm to 11pm
ANZ Viaduct Events Centre

What is the format for this event?

For the Awards part of the evening, you'll be seated theatre-style. Pre and post Awards component, there'll be mixing and mingling, eating delicious food and drinking delightful beverages.

When you purchase your tickets, you have the option of four different kinds of seating. Some of the seats are limited. So get in quick to get your desired option!

We will advise you of your seat number on the night via your micro-site.

What is the dress code?

The event starts at 5pm, so we don't expect you to be dressed like a penguin or ultra-glam. But if that is your thing, then totally go for it! We draw the line at speedos...

What will it cost me?

An arm and a leg... just kidding! All tickets are $130 + GST.

Will I be fed?

Yup! We promise to feed and water you to ensure no one is hangry on the night. If you have special dietary requirements, just let us know when you book your tickets.

Seating Options

Given this is all about innovation we wanted to provide you with some fun seating options so that you can; book seats for your team, network with the crowd or even get up close and personal on a couch, depending on your style we have the seating option just for you. There are four different seating options for you to choose from - all seats are the same price.

There are only a certain number of each seat, so don’t miss out and choose wisely! Zones and seat numbers will be allocated to you via your micro-site on the night. If you book together, we will do our absolute best to seat you together (but no guarantees).

Like Goldilocks and three bears, find your ideal set-up! Hover over each image for a little more info.

The name really says it all. You'll be seated in traditional seats facing the screen, nice and close to the stage.

Don't want to sit on a bar stool, but not a fan of the theatre-style seating? Seat yourself around a cafe table on a wee ottoman.

Snuggle up with a friend and watch the Awards from a higher vantage point. The ticket price is for one seat on the couch.

Grab a stool & hang out with some other folk on a bar leaner. You'll be a bit further back, but nice and high so a great view point for all the action.


Shake your group thing, Shake your group thing... yeah yeah!

If you have a group of ten or more people, touch base with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and she'll help you out with a wee discount.
 

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FAQs

Yes it is, just bring the ticket along.

You can use either a printed ticket or an e-ticket on your mobile device.

Tickets are not refundable but are transferrable to another attendee.

No problem, the ticket is still valid, as it is transferrable.

Yes, this will be sent to you closer to the date of the event.

The NZ Innovation Awards is a theatre-style awards ceeremony, with great wine, beverages and walk & fork style food.

It's a semi-formal event, we encourage you to come straight from work and enjoy the evening. Seriously, we want you to be comfortable!

Nope. We encourage all innovators, entrepreneurs and business people to attend and join the fun!

Unfortunately not, so please choose wisely when booking your tickets. This is a great opportunity to meet someone new on the night.

Past Events

2016

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Media Centre for Promoters

Here we have provided you with all the collateral and information to leverage the campaigns and tell your own stories about the awards, the participants, finalists and winners. ENJOY!

If you require something that isn't currently available on this site, please contact Jane Tohill on: +64 27 270 8490

Tone of Voice

“Innovation changes our world” is our tagline for 2017 and we wanted to bring this to life through simple yet fun images. So…we’ve created 10 images from a sheep of steel wool to a medical drip that includes tomato sauce. We’ve had a whole load of fun with language and you may find it pun-tastic with the key take outs being playful & fun, yet always having innovation at the heart of everything.

Below you’ll find a whole raft of imagery, banners, logos to name a few. Please feel free to use them – go wild and let’s get our message out there!

And if you're sharing on social media, don't forget you can tag us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter - and our campaign hashtag is #NZInnovationAwards.

Click on the image to download the full-size file or image.

Press Releases

6 June 2017

NZ Innovation Awards Logos

Standard Colours - 2017

Greyscale - 2017

Reversed Colours - 2017

All white - 2017

All black - 2017

2017 Campaign Collateral

For campaign collateral, including all images, taglines and buttons, please click the link below.

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Web Banners

Sharpen Up and Enter Now!

DLE's

Shear your innovation

Innovation changes our world

Sample Copy: Innovation changes our world... in more ways than we realise!

From the humble paperclip to building rockets to feeding hungry kids to cola with a conscience. Kiwis have innovation in their bones and it's time to recognise and celebrate innovation in all of its forms - whether it be a product, service, process or business - the New Zealand Innovation Awards help people with their crazy-great ideas and innovations. These awards were created to give smart, innovative NZ individuals and businesses a platform to be recognised and celebrate. So... now it's your turn! You could be a one-man band, a company of a few or a large corporate - tell us how YOUR innovation changes our world.

This is a chance for you to put yourself on a national stage, and get rewarded for all that hard work! Enter now: http://bit.ly/Enter2017

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Kiwis have innovation in their bones and the NZ Innovation Awards want to recognise and celebrate innovation in all of its forms - whether it be a product, service, process or business, these awards were created to give smart, innovative NZ individuals and businesses a platform to be recognised and celebrates. So... now it's your turn! You could be a one-man band, a company of a few or a large corporate - tell us how YOUR innovation changes our world. Enter now! http://bit.ly/Enter2017

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Kiwis have innovation in their bones and the NZ Innovation Awards are back to recognise and celebrate innovation in all of its forms - product, service, process or business. You could be a one-man band, a company of a few or a large corporate - tell us how YOUR innovation changes our world. Enter now! http://bit.ly/Enter2017

Sample Promotion Tweets

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Looking for innovative Kiwis for the #NZInnovationAwards 2017. Innovation changes our world - now it's YOUR turn http://bit.ly/Enter2017

Is innovation in your blood? The #NZInnovationAwards recognise standout innovations that change our world. Enter NOW http://bit.ly/Enter2017

The #NZInnovationAwards are OPEN for entries - spring into action and share your story. Enter here: http://bit.ly/Enter2017


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