How to enter

2021 WiT Awards nominations have now closed.

Winners will be announced at the 2021 WiT Awards Presentation and Gala dinner on the 21st October 2021.

The WiT Awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding contribution and achievements of Queensland women working in all fields of science and technology who can demonstrate a significant contribution to our State’s knowledge, economy and community. For more information, please email secretariat@wit.org.au.

Please note, you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident to be eligible as well as the meeting the criteria for each category below.

Technology Awards

Emerging Achiever – Technology

Eligibility:

  • Emerging female Technologist at the start of their career making a significant contribution to their team and organisation
  • Less than 3 years’ experience
  • Applicant does not need to reside in Queensland, but must demonstrate significant contribution to the Queensland technology industry

Prizes:

  • Trophy
  • $500 credit towards WiT events/programs (valid 12 months)
  • One year individual WiT membership

Leadership Professional – Technology

Eligibility:

  • Female Professional Technologist in a leadership position making a significant contribution to the growth and development of their teams and organisation
  • 10-20 years’ experience
  • Applicant does not need to reside in Queensland, but must demonstrate significant contribution to the Queensland technology industry

Prizes:

  • Trophy
  • Complimentary WiT Board Readiness Program participation valued at $1600
  • One year individual WiT membership

Rising Star – Technology

Eligibility:

  • Rising female Technologist growing in their career making a significant contribution to the growth and development of their teams and organisation
  • 3–10 years’ experience
  • Applicant does not need to reside in Queensland, but must demonstrate significant contribution to the Queensland technology industry

Prizes:

  • Trophy
  • $500 credit towards WiT events/programs (valid for 12 months)
  • One year individual WiT membership

Outstanding Achievement – Technology

Eligibility:

  • Outstanding female Technologist in a high-level management position (eg CIO, CTO, CDO) making an outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Queensland’s technology industry
  • 20 years or more experience
  • Applicant does not need to reside in Queensland, but must demonstrate significant contribution to the Queensland technology industry

Prizes:

  • Trophy
  • Perpetual Trophy
  • Named WiT Technology Ambassador
  • $500 credit towards WiT events/programs (valid for 12 months)
  • One year individual WiT membership

Science Awards

Emerging Achiever – Science

Eligibility:

  • Emerging female Scientist making a recognised contribution in science research and development either through their own organisation or other activities
  • Pre-award (final year or awaiting award of PhD)
  • Applicant does not need to reside in Queensland, but must demonstrate significant contribution to science in Queensland

Prizes:

  • Trophy
  • $500 credit towards WiT events/programs (valid for 12 months)
  • One year individual WiT membership

Research Leader – Science

Eligibility:

  • Female Research Leader across Academia, Clinical and Industry making a recognised contribution in science research and development either through their own organisation or other activities
  • 7-15 years postdoctoral experience
  • Applicant does not need to reside in Queensland, but must demonstrate significant contribution to science in Queensland

Prizes:

  • Trophy
  • Complimentary WiT Board Readiness Program participation valued at over $1600
  • One year individual WiT membership

Advancing Science Professional

Eligibility:

  • Female professionals across all industries and career levels advocating/championing for science and growth & development of the science community
  • Applicant does not need to reside in Queensland, but must demonstrate significant contribution to science in Queensland

Prizes:

  • Trophy
  • $500 credit towards WiT events/programs (valid 12 months)
  • One year individual WiT membership

Rising Star – Science

Eligibility:

  • Rising female Scientist making a recognised contribution in science research and development either through their own organisation or other activities
  • Less than 7 years postdoctoral experience
  • Applicant does not need to reside in Queensland, but must demonstrate significant contribution to science in Queensland

Prizes:

  • Trophy
  • $500 credit towards WiT events/Programs (valid for 12 months)
  • One year individual WiT membership

Outstanding Achievement – Science

Eligibility:

  • Outstanding female Scientist across Academia, Clinical and Industry making an outstanding contribution to the growth and development of science
  • More than 15 years’ experience
  • Applicant does not need to reside in Queensland, but must demonstrate significant contribution to science in Queensland

Prizes:

  • Trophy
  • Perpetual Trophy
  • Named WiT Sciences Ambassador
  • $500 credit towards WiT events/programs (valid for 12 months)
  • One year individual WiT membership

Employer Of Choice Awards

Corporate

Eligibility:

  • Organisations with more than 200 employees
  • Organisations demonstrating outstanding commitment to providing a working environment that embraces equal opportunity, diversity and flexibility in work practices and programs that enable women and men to participate equally in the workforce.
  • The organisation may have its head office outside of Queensland, but must be able to demonstrate a significant contribution to employment in Queensland science and technology industries

Prizes:

  • Trophy
  • One year WiT corporate membership

Small Business

Eligibility:

  • Small and medium enterprises with less than 200 employees
  • Organisation demonstrating outstanding commitment to providing a working environment that embraces equal opportunity, diversity and flexibility in work practices and programs that enable women and men to participate equally in the workforce.
  • The organisation may have its head office outside of Queensland, but must be able to demonstrate a significant contribution to employment in Queensland science and technology industries

Prizes:

  • Trophy
  • One year WiT medium or small business membership

Sue Wickenden Award

Sue Wickenden Excellence in STEM

Eligibility:

  • Female demonstrating excellence in creativity and innovation across all STEM fields for the benefit of Queensland’s STEM economy and community
  • Applicant must reside in Queensland and demonstrate significant contribution to STEM in Queensland

Prizes:

  • Trophy
  • $500 credit towards WiT events/programs (valid for 12 months)
  • One year individual WiT membership

Regional Award

Rural, Regional & Remote Award

Eligibility:

  • Female living, working or volunteering in regional, rural & remote Queensland (beyond the Greater Brisbane Area)
  • Using science or technology to benefit their organisation and/or industry
  • Applicant must reside in Queensland

Prizes:

  • Trophy
  • $500 credit towards WiT events/programs (valid for 12 months)
  • One year individual WiT membership

Community Awards

Community Award

Eligibility:

  • Female working or volunteering in the community/not-for-profit sector
    Using science or technology to benefit a community – either directly or by enhancing the operations of a recognised community service group, benevolent organisation, foundation, charity or the like
  • Applicant must reside in Queensland
    The organisation may have its head office outside of Queensland but must be able to demonstrate a significant contribution to Queensland communities through the application of science and technology

Prizes:

  • Trophy
  • $500 credit towards WiT events/programs (valid for 12 months)
  • One year individual WiT membership