Posted by Helen Hollins on 23 June 2016

auDA is excited to announce, with InternetNZ, the 26 finalists selected for the 2016 ANZIAs.

The Australia and New Zealand Internet Awards (ANZIAs), co-created by.au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA) and InternetNZ, has been engaging with hundreds of stakeholders through this awards program, for over eight years.

This year saw a record number of applicants received which is a true reflection of the rapidly expanding Internet sector, and the innovative thinking, within the Southern hemisphere.

auDA’s Acting CEO Jo Lim says, “we are thrilled to achieve such a successful ANZIA program for 2016, building on eight years of commitment and growth of the Internet using community. We’re especially proud of the 19 finalists that have been selected from within Australia.”

Both InternetNZ and auDA thank all applicants for their outstanding submissions. It was a very difficult decision to narrow down to just 26 finalists, across the six categories.

The finalist for the 2016 ANZIAs are:

Security Award supported by AusRegistry

- Entersoft - Enprobe - Cloud Based AI Virtual Hacker
- Terrific.com.au - Domain Reseller System
- MailGuard - Cyber Security ANZ

Diversity & Digital Skills Award

- AttitudeLive
- OzPlayer
- Virtual Learning Network Primary School
- Infoxchange - Go Digi & The National Year of Digital Inclusion 2016

Information Award

- iParent - Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner
- The Design + Democracy Project
- Pink Hope
- QUT: Create a better online you
- Rome2Rio 

Innovation Award

Big Brothers Big Sisters Australia - OurSpace
- The Literacy Apps Project: Serious Games and Information Apps to improve Adult Literacy
- Code the Future
- Doncare iMatter App
- Christchurch City Council - Snap, Send, Solve 

Tech Startup Award supported by Fishburners

- Product Lighthouse
- Linewize Ltd
- Rock.AI
- Latipay
- 6Q

The Leonie Dunbar Memorial Award for Community Websites

- Harcourt Valley Community Website
- Bowraville Community Website
- Buninyong Community Website

Winners (and Highly Commended) for each category will be announced at the Gala dinner, to be held in Melbourne on 30 August.

Congratulations to all the finalists.

For more information about the ANZIA awards, visit the website www.anzia.org.au

Media contacts:

Helen Hollins

Megan Baker