Finalists Announced

ARN is proud to announce the finalists for the 2020 ARN Innovation Awards, featuring a stellar line-up of individuals, partners, vendors, distributors and start-ups.

Over 180 organisations submitted more than 400 nominations this year, with over 200 finalists across more than 130 organisations in the running to win in this year’s Awards, which play host to the most competitive and comprehensive selection of leading innovators across Australia.

View the finalists HERE.

Nominations Closed

ARN invites all partners, start-ups, distributors and vendors to submit entries for a broad selection of industry awards. 

Important note: Selection criteria are provided with each award to facilitate your submission.
You can nominate your company as well as individuals deserving of an award below.
We only accept one nomination submission per individual or company for every award.
Nominations across multiple awards and categories are allowed. 

Click HERE to view a list of top tips to make your nomination stand out.

Nominations Open: May 12
Nominations Close: June 17 (Extended Deadline)
Channel Choice Awards Open: July 3
Channel Choice Awards Close: August 14 (Extended Deadline)
Judging Packs Out: July 30
Judging Packs Due: August 25


    Channel Choice, ARN’s online-only people’s choice awards give readers the option to choose their favourite software vendor, hardware vendor, distributor, partner and channel enabler over the past 12 months.

    Channel Choice Voting closed on Friday, August 14.

    • Software Vendor
    • Hardware Vendor
    • Distributor
    • Partner
    • Channel Enabler

    The Start-Up awards recognise the new and emerging companies that have impacted the ICT industry, and presented opportunities for the Australian channel as a result.

    • Specialist
    • Customer Value
    • Entrepreneur
    • Company

    The Emerging Technologies awards recognise partners providing customer value through new and emerging technologies.

    • Digital Transformation
    • Smart Technology
    • Cloud Partner
    • IoT

    The Homegrown awards recognise Australian made excellence in the ICT market.

    • Distributor
    • Service Provider
    • ISV

    The Partner awards recognise small, mid-sized and enterprise providers for delivering innovation and value to customers across Australia.

    • Enterprise Partner
    • Mid-Market Partner
    • SMB Partner
    • Collaboration
    • Customer Value

    The Vendor awards recognise vendors helping partners deliver innovative solutions to customers, through leading-edge technology and channel-centric programs.

    • Telecommunications Vendor
    • Networking Vendor
    • Hardware Vendor
    • Software Vendor
    • Specialist Vendor
    • Security Vendor
    • Cloud Vendor

    The Distributor awards recognise distributors innovating through the supply chain, providing value to vendors and partners across the channel.

    • Hardware Distributor
    • Software Distributor
    • Specialist Distributor

    The Personal Innovation awards recognise individuals who contribute to their company’s success.

    • Channel Excellence (*Vendors/Distributors Only)
    • Sales Excellence (*Partners Only)
    • Technical Excellence
    • Marketing Excellence
    • Management Excellence

    The Corporate Citizen Awards recognise small, mid-sized and enterprise channel partners that have demonstrated a commitment to giving back to the community.

    • Enterprise Partner
    • Mid-Market Partner
    • SMB Partner

    During the past 13 years, a host of the ICT Industry’s finest has been inducted into the ARN Hall of Fame, recognising the outstanding individuals that have demonstrated a long-term commitment to the Australian Channel.

    The Hall of Fame is determined by the 175 appointed industry judges plus previous HoF inductees.

    • Hall of Fame Inductee