AU And NZ Combine For Seventh Annual Awards For Those Making Internet Better

auDA, the .au policy and regulatory body, and InternetNZ, the .nz manager, are combining for the seventh successive year for the ANZIA’s – the Australia & New Zealand Internet Awards.The ANZIAs celebrate the achievements of organisations, businesses and individuals that have made significant contributions to the development and use of the Internet in Australia and New Zealand.This year, for the first time, nominations are being accepted from people for who believe another organisation has made a positive contribution through their online initiative or presence.The six ANZIA categories are:

  • Diversity
  • Innovation
  • Information
  • Access & Digital Skills
  • Security & Online Safety
  • The Leonie Dunbar Memorial Award for Community Websites.

Previous ANZIA winner Caroline Aebersold, CEO of not-for-profit organisation The Song Room, said “Winning an ANZIA is a great way to acknowledge all the incredible work our team has done and it helps get the word out about the ARTS:LIVE project and the benefits it offers all teachers.”Yvette Adams, founder of small business The Creative Collective, was honoured to receive an ANZIA, saying it helped “build the profile and credibility of our 12 week program as well as our own company’s profile”.Entries are now open and close on 15 May while the ANZIAs awards ceremony will be held on 27 August in Auckland at St Matthews in the City.Winners receive recognition as industry leaders that have set new standards for making the Internet a more inclusive, accessible and safe place. The awards offer public exposure, media coverage, networking opportunities, optimisation of future grant applications, recognition for hardworking staff and volunteers and a cash prize.