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The Digital Awards recognise excellence in digital transformation. There are 9 Digital Awards you can nominate for.

Get your nominations in by Friday 16 August for a chance to win. Find out more on how to enter.

Outstanding Digital Service​ category

There are 4 awards for outstanding innovations in digital delivery open for nomination.

a) Outstanding digital product or service award

The winner of this award will have created an innovative product or service that improves the end user experience. The process for developing the product or service will have been user-focused, and will have followed appropriate government and industry standards and protocols.

Category criteria

  • User-centred design
  • Innovative use of technology
  • Outcome improves the customer experience

General criteria

  • Demonstrated tangible benefits to users
  • Adopted industry and government standards and protocols

b) Outstanding government platform award

The winner of this award will have developed a government platform that makes it easier to access and deliver agency services. The process for developing the platform will have been user-focused and followed appropriate government and industry standards and protocols.

Category criteria

  • Openness of platform design
  • Richness of platform ecosystem
  • Reusability of platform for multiple purposes and/or agencies

General criteria

  • Demonstrated tangible benefits to users
  • Adopted industry and government standards and protocols

c) Outstanding use of emerging technology award

The winner of this award will have used emerging technology to improve the delivery of a product or service. The process for developing the product or service will have followed appropriate government and industry standards and protocols.

Category criteria

  • Developed based on user needs
  • Use of emerging technology
  • Reusability of the emerging technology

General criteria

  • Demonstrated tangible benefits to users
  • Adopted industry and government standards and protocols

d) Outstanding digital methodology or approach award

The winner of this award will have developed a product or service through an innovative process, and have been designed in partnership with stakeholders and the end user. The process for developing the product or service will have followed appropriate government and industry standards and protocols.

Category criteria

  • Use of innovative methodology throughout the process of designing and delivering the product or service
  • Reusability of the methodology

General criteria

  • Demonstrated tangible benefits to users
  • Adopted industry and government standards and protocols

Excellence in partnership category

There are 2 awards for excellence in partnerships open for nomination.

a) Excellence in government-industry partnership award

The winner of this award will have developed a digital product or service in collaboration between government and industry.

The partnership should show:

  • an understanding of the user need and why the partnership was formed
  • a focus on design, development and delivery of the product or service
  • how government delivered a stronger product or service through collaboration with industry

Category criteria

  • Ability of partnership to address user needs
  • Outcome delivered through the partnership
  • Integration of partners to deliver outcomes

General criteria

  • Demonstrated tangible benefits to users
  • Adopted industry and government standards and protocols

b) Excellence in multi-agency partnership award

The winner of this award will have developed a digital product or service in collaboration between government agencies.

The partnership should show:

  • an understanding of the user need and why the partnership was formed
  • a focus on design, development and delivery of the product or service
  • how government delivered a stronger product or service, through multi-agency collaboration

Category criteria

  • Ability of partnership to address user needs
  • Outcome delivered through the partnership
  • Integration of agencies to deliver outcomes

General criteria

  • Demonstrated tangible benefits to users
  • Adopted industry and government standards and protocols

Individual professional contribution

There are 3 individual professional contribution awards open for nomination.

a) Digital professional of the year

This award is to recognise an outstanding government employee with more than 3 years of experience in a digital role.

The winner of this award will be someone who:

  • follows appropriate government and industry standard in their work
  • shows a commitment to digital transformation
  • perform their role as a member of a multi-disciplinary team with excellence as recognised by their peers
  • show leadership within and beyond their team

Entry criteria

  • More than 3 years of experience in a digital role in government
  • Nominated by a colleague or sponsor
  • 2 supporting referees

Category criteria

  • Commitment to digital transformation
  • Digital leadership within their agency
  • Contribution to digital development of industry and government

b) Digital emerging talent of the year

This award is to recognise an emerging talent in government who has been in a digital role for 3 years or less.

The winner of this award will be someone who:

  • follows the appropriate government and industry standard in their work
  • shows a commitment to digital transformation
  • performs their role as a member of a multi-disciplinary team with excellence as recognised by their peers
  • demonstrates initiative beyond their defined role

Entry criteria

  • 3 years or less experience in a digital role in government
  • Nominated by a colleague or sponsor
  • 2 supporting referees

Category criteria

  • Commitment to digital transformation
  • Demonstrates initiative beyond their defined role
  • Contribution to digital development of industry and government

c) Digital diversity champion of the year

This award is to recognise an outstanding government employee who has championed diversity within their team and/or agency.

The winner of this award will be someone who:

  • follows the appropriate government and industry standard in their work
  • shows a commitment to digital transformation
  • shown they understand the importance of diversity in ensuring that digital products and services meet user needs as recognised by their peers.

Entry criteria

  • Work in (or with) a digital team at their government agency
  • Nominated by a colleague or sponsor
  • 2 supporting referees

Category criteria

  • Progress on driving diversity and inclusion in their team and agency
  • Digital diversity leadership within their agency
  • Contribution to digital diversity development of industry and government

Get in touch

For further information, please email awards@dta.gov.au