Information on how to enter forms part of the terms and conditions of entry. Entry into the 2023 Northern Territory Digital Excellence Awards is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

The promoters are:

Australian Computer Society (ACS)
Australian Information Security Association (AISA)
Information Communication Technology Industry Association of the Northern Territory (ICTNT)

Important dates

Award nominations open: 11th August 2023
Award nominations close: 5.00pm (ACST) 20th September 2023


Award nominees are contacted for promotion and marketing.

2023 Northern Territory Digital Excellence Awards winners announced: 3rd November 2023.

  • To nominate for the awards, an entry must be submitted using the links below.
  • Queries to [email protected]

Eligibility Criteria

Entry is open to all Northern Territory residents or Northern Territory based organisations who meets the entry criteria as outlined in this document. 

Each individual, project, business or organisation can only enter into one of the categories below. For example, even if an individual meets the criteria for ACS ICT Professional of the Year and AISA Cyber Security Professional of the year they must choose which category they will apply for.

All nominations must be for works completed in the last two years, since the close of nominations from the 2021 NT Digital Awards in October 2021.  

Exclusions apply: 

  1. The chief judge who is partaking in awards judging activities cannot be nominated in any category.
  2. Judges cannot be nominated in a category they are involved in judging. 

The following categories are awarded on merit and will follow a separate selection process.

CDU Code Fair – Overall Award for Most Outstanding Entrant

The Charles Darwin University Code Fair has for many years been one of the premier events on the NT ICT Calendar. This year the event will also be held on the Friday 27th of October, at the Doubletree Hilton. The event recognises the outstanding work for both Higher Education and VET students, as well as providing an opportunity for students and industry to network. The event also contributes and promotes awareness of education and training in Information Technology to local Middle and High School students.

As part of the Digital Excellence Awards, we will recognise the Most Outstanding Entrant across all Code Fair award categories. This will also provide an opportunity for CDU Students to gain further exposure and recognition on stage, alongside all areas of our ICT Industry and Community.

The Judging process for this award will occur prior to NT Digital Excellence Awards and has its own separate judging process as outlined in section 4.

The Minister's NT Digital Excellence Gold Award

The Gold Award is chosen by the Minister, from any of the winners from the other nine categories of the NT Digital Excellence Awards 2023.


  • You will be required to submit visuals that will be used to create a short video presentation about your entry for screening at the Awards event, in the event your nomination is selected for an award.
  • At least three high-quality photos or images OR 30-sec video footage/animation, or a combination thereof, will be required for your entry.
  • When selecting photos, images or video, choose visuals that would best illustrate your entry allowing viewers to form a sense of your nomination or project.

For example, this could be visuals that:

  • show key aspects of your nomination or project
  • reflect critical success factors
  • illustrate the complexities or scale of the project
  • show team members working on the project
  • reflect stakeholder involvement in the process
  • demonstrate innovative approaches to problems
  • show key milestones reached in the process
  • demonstrate the positive impact (benefit or advantage) achieved
  • show happy consumers, customers or end-users.
  • some photos or footage featuring people involved in your nomination are recommended.
Requirements for photos
  • Photos need to be high resolution and as a general guide, this means the resolution should be at least 800 pixels (or px) in width or height, whichever is the smaller dimension.
  • Although professional photographs are recommended, photos taken with smartphones are generally okay providing they are of good quality and high resolution. Acceptable file formats are PNG or JPEG.
Requirements for graphics and images
  • You may also consider submitting images of designs or crucial 'tools' to support your nomination. For example, design drawings, artist’s impressions, mobile apps or animated graphics used in promotional materials.
  • Presentation slides, charts or graphs, or graphics with lots of text are generally not suitable. The minimum resolution for images is 600dpi.
  • Acceptable file formats are EPS (Adobe Photoshop), AI (Adobe Illustrator), JPEG, PNG or PDF.
Requirements for video or animation
  • Video footage should be of high quality, which generally means footage recorded with a professional camera. Videos taken on smartphones may be acceptable providing it is of good quality and high resolution.
  • Any audio captured on the video footage or animations will be replaced with a voice-over. Acceptable file formats are MPEG-4, MOV and MP4.
  • The organising committee will not be responsible or liable for incorrect information included in a nomination or any lost, late or misdirected nominations.
  • The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered.
  • The nominees will be contacted by phone and/or email no later than the 13th of October 2023.
  • The organising committee is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions or problems with the internet or network congestion including any injury or damage to or loss of any entry or any damage to a participant’s or any other person’s computer related to participation in this competition.
  • If for any reason the promotion is not capable of running as planned (including but not limited to) infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of the Promoter which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this promotion, the Promoter reserves the right (subject to any written directions given under applicable law) to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the promotion.
  • The organising committee reserves the right to disqualify a nomination in the event of the nominee being unable to satisfy these terms and conditions or not claiming the award.
  • If you need assistance You are encouraged to contact NT Digital Excellence Awards Committee to involve them in the process. They can assist with checking the quality of visuals, the sourcing of relevant photos or other visuals, or even arranging a photo shoot if needed. The contact email is:[email protected]

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