ARN ICT Industry Awards


Channel Choice awards open Friday, July 1 and run until July 29, 2016.

Nominations for the highly anticipated 2016 ARN ICT Industry Awards are now open. Nominations deadline has been extended and will be accepted until June 24, 2016, with 34 hotly pursued awards up for grabs.

Companies and individuals will have a chance to self-nominate across eight categories including: community; personal innovation; vendor; distributor; partner; telecommunications; homegrown innovators; and Cloud.

Each category has four or five questions as part of the award criteria. Make sure you specifically answer the criteria, but please limit your responses to the 250 maximum word count set per question.

We strongly recommend companies only self-nominate to ensure the best chance of success with our 130-strong judging panel. Please note that we only accept one nomination submission per award. Make sure you enter your name, company name and email address to be in the running.

For any enquiries or issues related to the 2016 ARN ICT Industry Awards, please contact ARN Deputy Editor, Hafizah Osman (

Vendor Categories

  • Hardware Vendor
  • Software Vendor
  • Specialist Vendor
  • Security Vendor
  • Networking Vendor

Distributor Categories

  • Hardware Distributor
  • Software Distributor
  • Specialist Distributor
  • Best Distributor Initiative

Partner Categories

  • Enterprise Partner
  • Mid-Market Partner
  • SMB Partner
  • Best Partner Performance Initiative

Personal Innovation Categories

  • Channel Excellence
  • Sales Excellence
  • Technical Excellence
  • Management Excellence


  • Sustainability Award
  • Corporate Citizenship Award
  • Channel Champion


  • Vendor Award
  • Distributor Award
  • Partner Award
  • Best Telecommunications Initiative

Homegrown Innovators

  • Services Provider
  • ISV
  • Start Up


  • Vendor
  • Partner
  • Best Cloud Initiative

Channel Choice categories – by popular vote- nominations open July 1



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