AWARDS CATEGORIES AND DESCRIPTIONS

Original and creative in thinking; the Innov8 Awards are for national and global business services and product designers who seek recognition for their innovative ideas and products.

“Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.- Ralph Waldo Emmerson

The Innov8 Awards are created with the desire to take your dreams from your spare moments into reality and onto a path of commercial enterprise.

INNOVATIVE TRANSCONTINTENTAL AND GLOBAL AWARDS

Original and creative in thinking; the INNOV8 AWARDS are for national and global business services and product designers who seek recognition for their innovative ideas and products.“Guard well your spare moments.They are like uncut diamonds.Discard them and their value will never be known.Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.”Ralph WaldoEmmersonThe INNOV8 Awards are created with the desire to take your dreams from your spare moments into reality and onto a path of commercial enterprise.

AWARD CATEGORIES:
1 - WOMEN’S GLOBAL INNOVATION BRAND AWARD
1 - WOMEN’S GLOBAL INNOVATION BRAND AWARD
This award acknowledges business women who specialise in creating and inspiring innovative growth in the area of creative, innovative concepts or ideas through successful expansion into international markets.
2 - WOMEN’S GLOBAL CONSULTING BRAND AWARD
2 - WOMEN’S GLOBAL CONSULTING BRAND AWARD
This award acknowledges enterprising business women who lead international business development and marketing consulting firms that specialise in empowering other women.
3 - WOMEN’S GLOBAL ECOMMERCE BRAND AWARD
3 - WOMEN’S GLOBAL ECOMMERCE BRAND AWARD
This award acknowledges enterprising businesswomen who specialise in building global businesses (goods/services) using Ecommerce to grow a community of women worldwide.

GENERAL

\The purpose of the INNOV8 AWARDS 2021 Australian Wool Designer Awards is to inspire creative entries with a vision to design a suite of national contemporary outfits, embracing Australia’s natural beauty. These awards celebrate our creative artisans, showcasing Australian wool and innovation.You are invited to indulge in a carefree streak of self-expression, creating a nationally recognized garment/garments in these prestigious wool awards categories. This award recognises innovative designs celebrating your unique interpretation of our identity as a nation borne out of your ambition and vision. Your creations are limitless, embrace this unparalleled opportunity to put the AustralianWool and Designing industries in the spotlight.In this award, applicants are required to use an Australian produced wool-based fabric in your assembly of all finished products. You are required to provide a copy of the receipt of the fabric purchased to create your product. Compulsory Wool Designer Awards Category Criteria: 1.   Describe your product2.  Tell us why your product is original/creative/innovative.3.  What are the unique selling points of your product?4.  Copy of the dated receipt of the fabric purchased to create your product.

AWARD CATEGORIES:
4 - BUSINESS START-UP 0 - 2 YEARS AWARD
4 - BUSINESS START-UP 0 - 2 YEARS AWARD
This award acknowledges businesses who demonstrate their capacity to shape the future with their motivation, passion and inspiration.
5 - BUSINESS 2 – 5 YEARS AWARD
5 - BUSINESS 2 – 5 YEARS AWARD
This award recognises businesses who demonstrate commitment to overcoming barriers demonstrating resilience resulting in positive impact.
6 - BUSINESS OVER 5 YEARS AWARD
6 - BUSINESS OVER 5 YEARS AWARD
This award acknowledges businesses who demonstrate proven leadership in their organisation and brand. In this category, nominees will exhibit outstanding leadership in building sales and profit while inspiring others.
7 - BUSINESS MODEL OF THE FUTURE AWARD
7 - BUSINESS MODEL OF THE FUTURE AWARD
This award recognises businesses that design and create an innovative human- centric business model that responds to their stakeholders.
8 - PERSONALISED HEALTH AND WELLNESS BUSINESS OF THE FUTURE AWARD
8 - PERSONALISED HEALTH AND WELLNESS BUSINESS OF THE FUTURE AWARD
This award recognises health and wellness businesses who empower stakeholders by integrating science and holistic approaches; transforming health, lifestyle and maximising life potential
9 - JACK OR JILL OF ALL TRADES AWARD
9 - JACK OR JILL OF ALL TRADES AWARD
This award recognises business leaders who showcase their ability by demonstrating flexibility, transformation and multi-tasking across a number of businesses.
10 - DISRUPTOR AWARD
10 - DISRUPTOR AWARD
This award recognises the business leader who is a mover and shaker, making waves and disrupting the norm.
11 - FEARLESS SISTA AWARD
11 - FEARLESS SISTA AWARD
This award recognises women business leaders who empower and inspire other women who want to reinvent themselves hitting the refresh button on their lives and careers.
12 - WARRIOR WHISTLE-BLOWER AWARD
12 - WARRIOR WHISTLE-BLOWER AWARD
This award recognises businesswomen who stand strong in turbulence, never let themselves get too comfortable, seek challenges and refuse to fear her critics. This tribute belongs to the woman who does good deeds and who has experienced the victory of great achievement.
13 - MOTIVATION PERCOLATOR AWARD
13 - MOTIVATION PERCOLATOR AWARD
This award recognises the business leader who has the strength to pursue without fear of failure, who struggles unaided making mistakes and travels alone.
14 - EMOTIONAL DISTILLER AWARD
14 - EMOTIONAL DISTILLER AWARD
This award recognises the business leader who has the heart and passion to create change through creativity.
15 - ATTENTION SEEKER AWARD
15 - ATTENTION SEEKER AWARD
This award recognises the business leader who is bold, dares to be vulnerable and has the tenacity, charisma and courage to transform the way we live.
16 - QUIET ACHIEVER AWARD
16 - QUIET ACHIEVER AWARD
This award recognises the “the deer in the spotlight” business leader, the reluctant attention seeker who embraces challenges without seeking kudos.
17 - REBEL ROUSER AWARD
17 - REBEL ROUSER AWARD
This award recognises the business leader who stands out from the crowd, the rebel risk taker and outspoken champion of those who can’t speak for themselves. This category is not for the fainthearted.
18 - DIGITAL EXCELLOR AWARD (MOBILE APP)
18 - DIGITAL EXCELLOR AWARD (MOBILE APP)
This award recognises those who pursue innovation in the online or mobile space showcasing innovative, technology, processes or applications.
19 - VIRTUAL & AUGMENTED REALITY TECHNOLOGY
19 - VIRTUAL & AUGMENTED REALITY TECHNOLOGY
This award recognises those who create and design a virtual or augmented reality system creating a sensory enriched environment. Implementing Marker-based AR and Markerless AR – Project based and location based.
20 - SOCIAL MEDIA MAGNET AWARD
20 - SOCIAL MEDIA MAGNET AWARD
This award is for the keyboard warrior and changemaker who uses their powerful influence to alter the digital landscape.
21 - SOUL SPIRIT AWARD
21 - SOUL SPIRIT AWARD
This award is for those business leaders who are spirit-led, honour and inspire the rise of conscious awareness, intuition and living the soul path.
22 - SAVANT SOPHISTICATE AWARD
22 - SAVANT SOPHISTICATE AWARD
This award is for the cosmopolitan hot-shot and connoisseur lifestyle business leader and manager
23 - IDEAS DISTILLER AWARD
23 - IDEAS DISTILLER AWARD
This award recognises the business leader who incubates ideas, designs concepts, creates strategies, plans and delivers solutions to everyday problems.
24 - WORDSMITH AWARD (WRITER/BLOGGER/MAGAZINE)
24 - WORDSMITH AWARD (WRITER/BLOGGER/MAGAZINE)
This award is the for the business leader who uses their “power of the pen” to create a “picture of literary delight”.
25 - WORDSMITH AWARD (AUTHOR RURAL GENRE)
25 - WORDSMITH AWARD (AUTHOR RURAL GENRE)
This award spotlights Australian RURAL romance writers.
26 - WORDSMITH AWARD (AUTHOR FICTION GENRE)
26 - WORDSMITH AWARD (AUTHOR FICTION GENRE)
This award highlights the author of literature with a writing style that describes imaginary events and people.
27 - WORDSMITH AWARD (AUTHOR NON-FICTION GENRE)
27 - WORDSMITH AWARD (AUTHOR NON-FICTION GENRE)
This award celebrates a writing style that is informative or factual; includes biographies, autobiographies and memoirs, history, academic texts, philosophy, journalism and self- help guides.
28 - TREASURE SMITH AWARD (JEWELLERY)
28 - TREASURE SMITH AWARD (JEWELLERY)
This award is for the creative and innovative architect who crafts precious treasures and captures artefacts from the past.
29 - ARTISAN MASTER/MISTRESS AWARD (SCULPTOR/PAINTER/ILLUSTRATOR)
29 - ARTISAN MASTER/MISTRESS AWARD (SCULPTOR/PAINTER/ILLUSTRATOR)
This award recognises the artisan of creativity and innovation in art.
30 - PHOTOGRAPHER/ VIDEOGRAPHER AWARD
30 - PHOTOGRAPHER/ VIDEOGRAPHER AWARD
This award is for the business artisan that captures moments and memories, locking them up in the vaults of visual arts.
31 - PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD – HAIR/MAKEUP
31 - PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD – HAIR/MAKEUP
This award recognises creativity and innovation in the hair and makeup industries
32 - MUSICAL ARTIST AWARD
32 - MUSICAL ARTIST AWARD
This award is open to any artist or band, of any age and genre, that has been actively recording, releasing or performing music in Australia.
33 - INNOVATIVE PRODUCT AWARD
33 - INNOVATIVE PRODUCT AWARD
This award recognises businesses that have designed creative and innovative product/products that respond to the intuitive marketplace
34 - INNOVATIVE SERVICE AWARD
34 - INNOVATIVE SERVICE AWARD
This award recognises businesses that have designed a creative and innovative service/services that respond to the intuitive marketplace
35 - INNOVATIVE BABY PRODUCT AWARD
35 - INNOVATIVE BABY PRODUCT AWARD
This award is for the most creative and innovative baby product with emphasis on practical use, health and safety
36 - INNOVATIVE JUVENILE PRODUCT AWARD
36 - INNOVATIVE JUVENILE PRODUCT AWARD
This award is for the most creative and innovative juvenile product with emphasis on practical use, health and safety
37 - INNOVATIVE FOOD/BEVERAGE AWARD
37 - INNOVATIVE FOOD/BEVERAGE AWARD
This award is for a business who has created product/products, responsive to the general public’s culinary and/or beverage desires
38 - INNOVATIVE ECO/ORGANIC AWARD
38 - INNOVATIVE ECO/ORGANIC AWARD
This award recognises business innovation and creation providing sustainable and eco- friendly business practices
39 - FASHION AWARD ACTIVEWEAR
39 - FASHION AWARD ACTIVEWEAR
This award recognises a business that has designed and created their own unique activewear range
40 - SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARD
40 - SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARD
This award recognises a business leader and mentor who invests their skills and knowledge to champion those with mental health.
41 - “SALT OF THE EARTH” VOLUNTEER AWARD (LEGACY)
41 - “SALT OF THE EARTH” VOLUNTEER AWARD (LEGACY)
In this award, sporting groups nominate their “Salt of the Earth” volunteer who donates their time to “not for profit” children’s sporting groups

AUSTRALIAN WOOL DESIGNER'S

“The idea of original beauty is being authentic, untainted and genuinely desirable.” Tracy Tully

\The purpose of the INNOV8 AWARDS 2021 Australian Wool Designer Awards is to inspire creative entries with a vision to design a suite of national contemporary outfits, embracing Australia’s natural beauty. These awards celebrate our creative artisans, showcasing Australian wool and innovation.You are invited to indulge in a carefree streak of self-expression, creating a nationally recognized garment/garments in these prestigious wool awards categories. This award recognises innovative designs celebrating your unique interpretation of our identity as a nation borne out of your ambition and vision. Your creations are limitless, embrace this unparalleled opportunity to put the AustralianWool and Designing industries in the spotlight.In this award, applicants are required to use an Australian produced wool-based fabric in your assembly of all finished products. You are required to provide a copy of the receipt of the fabric purchased to create your product. Compulsory Wool Designer Awards Category Criteria: 1.   Describe your product2.  Tell us why your product is original/creative/innovative.3.  What are the unique selling points of your product?4.  Copy of the dated receipt of the fabric purchased to create your product.

AWARD CATEGORIES:
42 - WOOL DESIGNER AWARD – KNITTED GARMENT
42 - WOOL DESIGNER AWARD – KNITTED GARMENT
43 - WOOL DESIGNER AWARD – COAT SHORT/LONG
43 - WOOL DESIGNER AWARD – COAT SHORT/LONG
44 - WOOL DESIGNER AWARD – URBAN WEAR - MALE
44 - WOOL DESIGNER AWARD – URBAN WEAR - MALE
45 - WOOL DESIGNER AWARD – URBAN WEAR – FEMALE
45 - WOOL DESIGNER AWARD – URBAN WEAR – FEMALE
46 - WOOL DESIGNER AWARD – FORMAL WEAR
46 - WOOL DESIGNER AWARD – FORMAL WEAR
47 - WOOL DESIGNER AWARD – ACCESSORIES (SCARF, BEANIE, HAT, GLOVES, MASK)
47 - WOOL DESIGNER AWARD – ACCESSORIES (SCARF, BEANIE, HAT, GLOVES, MASK)

AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITY STUDENT AWARDS:

“Innovation is discovering what everyone sees but no one has created” - TracyTully 

The purpose of the INNOV8 AWARDS 2021 Australian University Student Awards is to empower Australian university students across 3 disciplines to showcase their original and innovative design product or service system that solves a problem you are passionate about.These awards celebrate our creative and innovative Australian university student academics, showcasing their creative capacity to respond to problems and challenges with passion and innovation.You are invited to indulge in a carefree streak of self-expression, creating a nationally recognized product or service in these three prestigious Australian university student awards categories in Engineering, CreativeDesign and Agriculture.This award recognises innovative designs and/or systems celebrating your unique interpretation borne from ambition and vision. Your original creative designs are limitless, embrace this unparalleled opportunity to put Australian university student disciplines in the spotlight.NOTICE TO ALL APPLICANTS: You are required to provide evidence of your current university enrolment and Student ID3 Disciplines: Engineering, Creative Design, Agriculture Compulsory University Student AwardCategory Criteria:1. Describe your academic product, system or service2. Tell us why your product, system or service is original/creative/innovative. 3.What are the unique selling points of your product, system or service?4.How does your product, system or service operate?5.Why would customers desire your product, system or service?

You are required to provide evidence of your current university enrolment and Student ID.

AWARD CATEGORIES:
48 -  AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITY STUDENT – ENGINEERING
48 - AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITY STUDENT – ENGINEERING
This award is for the Australian university engineering student, who creates an innovative product based on their passion and interest within their engineering discipline.
49 - AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITY STUDENT – CREATIVE DESIGN
49 - AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITY STUDENT – CREATIVE DESIGN
This award is for the Australian university creative design student, who creates an innovative idea or product based on their passion and interest within their study discipline.
50 - AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITY STUDENT – AGRICULTURE
50 - AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITY STUDENT – AGRICULTURE
This award is for the Australian university agricultural student, who creates and develops an innovative idea or product based on their passion and interest within their academic discipline.