2011 ANZIAs – One week to go…..

Posted by Paul Szyndler on 23 August 2011

Given we haven’t blogged about them since May, I thought it was timely to provide a quick status update on the 2011 Australia and New Zealand Internet Awards (the ANZIAs).

Things are certainly coming together. Building on momentum from the 2009 and 2010 awards, staff from both auDA and Internet NZ have been working hard to make this year’s event the biggest and best yet.

Promotion for the ANZIAs commenced with the development and launch of a brand-spanking new website - www.internetawards.org.au – that more appropriately represents the Awards’ status as a celebration of best practice in Internet use and development. The categories for 2011 were also revised and expanded to reflect issues and areas of work relevant to Australian and New Zealand Internet users.

Then, On 9 May, we kicked off pre-registrations with a promotional campaign through print media, online advertising and direct marketing.

Logistics for the gala presentation dinner are also nearing finalisation. The event will be held at Crown in Melbourne on 17 October and will be hosted by New Zealand actor and comedian, and former Spicks and Specks team captain, Alan Brough:

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The evening will also feature a keynote speech by former High Court Justice Michael Kirby, AC CMG.

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So far, we’ve experienced tremendous interest in the Awards from a wide range of organisations, companies and individuals with over 150 pre-registrations received.

But, there is always room for more!

To enter, you’ll need to visit our website - www.internetawards.org.au – and download the entry form. Alternatively you can register your details (also on the website) and we will mail you a registration pack and email through an entry form.
But, time is running out, as entries close next week on 31 August at 5pm AEST…..so get entering!