Finalists Announced

Reseller News congratulates all finalists and thanks all organisations and individuals for taking the time to submit nominations. View the 2020 WIICTA finalists here.

Nominations Closed

Important Note: Selection criteria are provided with each award to facilitate your submission. 

Nominations are free to enter and can be submitted by a colleague, an employee, employer or business partner or through self nomination.

The nominee must be working in a vendor, distributor or partner organisation and be based in New Zealand. 

We only accept one nomination per individual or company for every award. Nominations across multiple awards are allowed.

The winners of the seven award categories will be announced at a Celebration Lunch on Wednesday, November 11 at the Hilton Hotel, Auckland.

Nominations Open: May 18
Nominations Close: June 19 (Extended Deadline)
Judging Packs Out: July 1
Judging Packs Due: July 17


The Achievement award recognises the candidate showing outstanding commitment to the ICT industry through continuous career development and professional achievements. The candidate will have risen to a senior ICT role, earned a reputation as an esteemed thought-leader and is recognised as a leader in the industry, and may also act as a role model/mentor to other aspiring female managers.

Rising Star (under 8 years in ICT)

The Rising Star award recognises candidates with less than eight years experience within the ICT industry, who demonstrate commitment to continuous career advancement with a proven desire to reach the next level of professional development. This candidate is fast growing in importance within the industry, through demonstrating outstanding business acumen and professional integrity.

Shining Star (8 years or more in ICT)

The Shining Star award recognises candidates with eight years or more experience within the ICT industry. This candidate will have recorded notable achievements during a successful career, evident through promotion or successful project / company initiatives.


The Entrepreneur award recognises the candidate who has achieved outstanding results in the ICT industry and is an enterprising individual who has achieved success through risk-taking and proven initiative, often challenging the status quo in business in order to set up new ventures, products or new services.


The Innovation award recognises the candidate who is a stand-out in delivering ‘big picture’ ideas and vision within the ICT industry, thereby responding to change and discovering unique and exciting business opportunities. This candidate has highlighted a proven track record of finding new and better ways of doing business, through continually pushing the envelope.


The Technical award recognises the candidate who has excelled in the technical and engineering segment of the ICT industry, demonstrating a proven depth of knowledge and abilities. The candidate will demonstrate excellence in problem-solving and decision-making skills, and an exemplary level of accomplishment in job performance.


The Community award recognises the candidate with exemplary service within the ICT industry, through initiatives and efforts to foster positive diversity outcomes. This candidate will be actively making a difference by working towards the advancement of gender and general diversity within technology, going above and beyond to give back to the community.