Applications are now open for the 2010 New Zealand Internet Industry Awards
Following on from the inaugural Internet Industry Awards launched in 2009 The Liz Dengate Thrush Foundation is pleased to announce that applications for the 2010 New Zealand Internet Industry Awards are now open.
These Awards are New Zealand’s premier awards focused on the Internet as an enabling platform for business, education and society enhancing organisations.
By honouring and celebrating those companies who have leveraged the transformational deliverables of the Internet the Awards seek to recognise excellence and showcase best practice to the wider community.
In addition to three company Awards launched last year The Liz Dengate Thrush Foundation has added a fourth company Award  focusing on recognising a company which has utilised the Internet to create a borderless platform for doing business. The fifth category recognises an individual – someone who is an Internet Innovator or Entrepreneur . A rare type of person who has put both capital and reputation on the line and has developed an Internet initiative that has successfully contributed to New Zealand’s wealth.
More about this year’s Categories:
Five distinct Categories have been developed to reflect the wide ranging impact of the Internet on New Zealand society . This impact can be realised at an individual, group, company or market (New Zealand or offshore) level. Applications must be from New Zealand based companies or individuals. 
Positive Societal Impact – Development of the application, product or services provided on the Internet likely to have the most beneficial impact on New Zealand society.
Best Education Product or Service on the Internet – The application, product or services provided on the Internet that is likely to have the greatest impact on learning and/or teaching in New Zealand.
Best Business Application – For those that transform their methods of doing business, or change our way of doing business with them.
Best Global Application on the Internet – For those companies that have used the fact the Internet promotes a borderless platform to do business on a global basis. This could be an internal application – the linking of country offices or an external application to reach target audiences within other geographies.
Internet Innovator or Entrepreneur – Recognition for that rare breed who put capital and reputation on the line and successfully contribute to New Zealand’s wealth.
Award winners will be announced at a black-tie dinner at Parliament’s Banquet Hall on Wednesday 28 July 2010.
To reserve your seats please contact Margie Sharpe – 021 767 530 or email Margie at [email protected]
For more information visit or phone:
Catherine Gardiner
New Zealand Internet Industry Awards
09 361 2112
0274 899 768
[email protected]