Submit your entry for the 2023 Women in Technology (WiT) Queensland Awards by 30 June 2023

The Raising the Regions Award recognises the impact of women, female led teams or projects, and majority female start-ups or organisations who demonstrate WiT’s core values (below) and whose STEM based idea, innovation, product, service or initiative targets regional development and drives meaningful positive change to enhance the societal, environmental or economic wellbeing of regional communities to support regional Queenslanders, strengthen local industries, and protect our natural world.

You can choose to enter this category as an individual or enter your female-led/majority-female team, project, start-up or small business. Entry is FREE.

Details on eligibility criteria and how to enter is outlined below ⬇️

All Award entries must be submitted online via Judgify. Create your free account to start your application

Download a copy of the Award Application Assessment Criteria for the Raising the Regions Award

Entries for the 2023 WiT Awards close on 30 June 2023.

Experience the ripple effects of the WiT Awards

Entering the 2023 Women in Technology (WiT) Queensland Awards is an opportunity to receive industry recognition for your impact as an advocate and role model for women and girls in STEM, and the positive impact your transformative ideas and innovations make to benefiting Queenslanders, enhancing local communities, strengthening Queensland industries, protecting our natural world.

Entering the Awards can support you, your team, and your business to:

Strengthen your reach and impact

Gain widespread recognition as a leading industry expert, thought leader, change-maker, disruptor or innovator advocating for positive change in your chosen field and encouraging greater participation of women and girls in STEM careers or fields of study.

Expand your network

Connect with industry leaders, key decision makers and specialists in your field and across Queensland’s STEM community to help you form valuable connections, collaborations or partnerships that may open up new possibilities or funding opportunities to build support for and champion your cause, research, innovation, initiative or transformative ideas to further increase your impact.

Unlock your potential

The process of applying to enter the WiT Awards is a valuable opportunity for you, your team or your business to reflect on the impact of your achievements, contributions and milestones reached to date.  It’s also an opportunity to celebrate how far you’ve come and set new goals or aspirations to work towards that empower you to strengthen  your impact in a relevant and meaningful way.

How do I enter ? 

  1. Read the eligibility criteria (below) to see if you are eligible to enter and determine if this category is best suited for you, your team or your business.
  2. Download a copy of the Award Application Assessment Criteria for the Raising the Regions Award
  3. Visit the 2023 WiT Awards Judgify website to create your free account and commence your Award application.
  4. Submit your Award Application and supporting documents online via Judgify by 30 June 2023.

As part of your award application, you’ll need to provide:

  • A 1-2 min video introducing yourself or your team/business and showcasing what you do. View tips for creating your video
  • Written summary or elevator pitch to support your video
  • Written responses outlining how you demonstrate the principles behind each of WiT’s core values to enhance the value and quality of life of your customers, clients or end consumer.
  • References to support your application
  • Linkedin Profile OR Summary CV
  • Relevant Social Media links for yourself or your business

Download a copy of the Award Application Assessment Criteria for the Raising the Regions Award

Who is eligible to apply?

This category is open to individuals who identify as female, female-led or majority female teams or projects and majority female start-ups, scale-ups or organisations who target regional development and significantly contribute to Queensland’s STEM landscape in the following fields.

(Please note that this is not an exhaustive list)

Emerging Tech

      • Artificial Intelligence
      • Blockchain
      • Crypto
      • DeFi
      • Immersive Reality (AR/VR)
      • Internet Of Things (IOT)
      • Quantum Computing
      • Robotics
      • Web3


      • Agriculture
      • Forestry & Fisheries
      • Defence
      • Aviation & Space
      • Education &/or Research
      • Engineering & Construction
      • ICT Networks & Communications
      • Manufacturing
      • Resources
      • Energy & Utilities
      • Supply Chain
      • Sustainability & Environment
      • Transport
      • Postal & Warehousing


      • Aged Care
      • Community Care
      • Retirement Living
      • Diversity & Equity Inclusion (creating or expanding opportunities for women and/or girls)
      • Indigenous (cultural, societal or economic wellbeing)
      • Volunteering, Advocacy, Community and NFP


    • Biotechnology
    • Coding
    • Development
    • DevOps & Computer Science
    • Cybersecurity and Security Services
    • Design
    • Analysis
    • Product Management
    • Finance & Accounting (Fintech)
    • ICT services
    • Support, Delivery and infrastructure
    • Business Support
    • Sales and Marketing
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Professional Services (Admin Support Services, Legal, HR etc)

All entrants must either be an Australian citizen or permanent resident to be eligible to enter.

Start-ups, Businesses and Corporate, Government or Not-for-Profit Organisations who enter the Awards may have its head office outside of Queensland, but must be able to demonstrate a significant contribution to employment in Queensland STEM industries and servicing Queenslanders or Queensland communities with their technologically driven STEM based innovation, product, service, process, initiative or scientific research.

If an organisation is entering one (or more) of the categories listed below then they must have greater than 50% female representation within their organisation.

  • Inspiring excellence in research & education award
  • Future focused business achiever award
  • Lifting communities award
  • Consumer strength champion award
  • Excellence in industry leadership award
  • Public sector excellence award
  • Emerging tech star award
  • Raising the regions award
  • First Nations Change Maker award

In addition to criteria outlined above, entrants must demonstrate in their application that they also meet the specific assessment criteria of the Award Category(s) they are entering.

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