CIO Awards 2018

Key Dates

  • Entries open: 7 February 2018
  • Nomination deadline: 23 March 2018
  • Entry deadline: 5 April 2018 - Closed
  • Moderation and finalist selection: 9 April – 5 May 2018
  • Finalist Judging Day: 14, 15, 16 & 17 May 2018
    Important - All entrants must be available to attend an interview, in Auckland, with the judges on one of these days.
  • Finalist announcement evening: 17 May 2018
  • Awards night and Gala dinner: 13 June 2018

The Entry Process

Stage 1 - Complete the Entry Form

  • All entries must be submitted via the online entry platform. You must register an account before proceeding to the entry forms.
  • To enter the awards, the person or company entering must complete a Submission Form for the category they are entering. If you have been nominated by someone else, you still need to complete the entry form.
  • Please read the ‘Category Definition and Qualification’ section on the Submission Form to get a sense of what is required for each entry.
  • Each question on the Submission Form carries a percentage weight.
  • The Submission Form is an online entry form. All entries must be completed via the online entry platform. Emailed entries will not be accepted.
  • Submit your entry by the deadline of 5th April 2018 – You will receive a confirmation email to confirm receipt.

Stage 2 - Judging review and finalist selection

  • Judges review all entries individually and mark each submission against the criteria. Judges then meet to review and moderate their scores and select the finalists.

Stage 3 - Judging Interviews

  • All finalists will be invited to a face to face interview with the judges on the 14, 15, 16 or 17 May 2018, in Auckland. Please ensure you have a representative of your entry available for the interview if you are chosen as a finalist.
  • If you have entered a team category we encourage you to bring up to 5 team members.
  • For the Business Transformation category, we encourage you to bring the CEO or member of Executive Leadership team to the interview.

Stage 4

  • Finalist announcement evening: 17 May 2018, Auckland
  • Finalists will be announced and presented with Finalist Certificates.

Stage 5

  • Following the judging interviews the judges will contact references, deliberate and select the winners

Stage 6

  • Awards Night and Gala Dinner: 13 June 2018, Viaduct Events Centre, Auckland
  • All finalists are invited to attend the awards where the winners will be announced.