2015 ARN ICT Industry Awards – nominations now open

Nominations for the highly anticipated 2015 ARN ICT Industry Awards are now open. You can nominate for 27 awards. Voting for the popular Channel Choice Awards will open later in the year.

Now in its ninth year, these awards recognise and celebrate industry excellence over the past year. To be hosted at a Celebration Dinner on Thursday, September 10, at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney, the 2015 awards theme is Carnivale - parading the industry’s best.

The theme for this year promises to be one of the most exciting. Expect a dazzling array of sights, sounds and colourful entertainment.

Companies and individuals have a chance to self-nominate across eight categories including: community; personal innovation; vendor; distributor; partner; telecommunications; homegrown innovators; and Cloud. On the awards agenda this year, we’ve added a dedicated Cloud technology category, which recognises players focussing on Cloud-based technologies and services. There are three awards: Vendor, Partner, and Best Cloud Initiative, which is open to distributors, vendors and partners.

Another change comes in the Vendor category, with the addition of two new awards: Security Vendor; and Networking Vendor. Both categories give vendors yet another opportunity to highlight and showcase their success stories in specially designed and highly focused awards.

Meanwhile, in our Personal Innovation category, we have added a new award, the Channel Manager, which is all about showing success in sales, profitability and partner recruitment objectives. Rounding out the Personal innovation category, are the Technical Excellence and Management Excellence awards.

Get nominating

To nominate, click on the specific award link below, which will direct you to the simple to navigate online questions.

Each category has four or five questions as part of the award criteria. With a varied mix of questions, you have a chance to put your best foot forward in answering the criteria, but please limit your responses to the 250 maximum word count set per question.

ARN strongly recommends companies only self-nominate to ensure the best chance of success with our 100-strong judging panel. Please note that you only need one nomination submission to be in the running for your chosen award (other nominations cannot be considered). Then simply enter your name, company name and email address and you’ll be in the running.

Nominations close on Friday, June 26, 2015.

Guide to nominees:

  1. Support your nomination with financials whenever possible.
  2. Always include channel initiatives and programs.
  3. Give credence to your nomination by showing example of success and achievements.
  4. Stick to word limit and be concise. A short, concise response is more effective than longer entries.      

Please limit responses to 250 words per question.
Tip: Over the past eight years of looking at entries, nominations that include the abovementioned information are the ones best judged by the 100-strong judging panel. If you follow this short guide, there is an opportunity to strike greater cogency with the judges.

Hardware Vendor Click here to nominate
Software Vendor Click here to nominate
Specialist Vendor Click here to nominate
Security Vendor Click here to nominate
Networking Vendor Click here to nominate
Hardware Distributor Click here to nominate
Software Distributor Click here to nominate
Specialist Distributor Click here to nominate
Best Distributor Initiative Click here to nominate
Enterprise Partner Click here to nominate
Mid-Market Partner Click here to nominate
SMB Partner Click here to nominate
Sustainability Click here to nominate
Corporate Citizenship Click here to nominate
Channel Champion Click here to nominate
Personal Innovation:  
Channel Manager Click here to nominate
Technical Excellence Click here to nominate
Management Excellence Click here to nominate
Vendor Click here to nominate
Partner Click here to nominate
Best Telco Initiative Click here to nominate
Homegrown Innovators:  
Service Provider Click here to nominate
ISV Click here to nominate
Vendor Click here to nominate
Partner Click here to nominate
Best Cloud Initiative Click here to nominate


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