Pause Awards are judged by various industry experts from Australia and overseas who are called in each year to participate. You can also apply easily online to become a judge.
The Judging Board consists of five members including the Chair that come from diverse backgrounds, bringing in individual perspective and expert knowledge in the final evaluation of the process.
Meet the panel
Simply Wall St
My Muscle Chef
Urban Art Projects
INQ Innovation Global
Single Use Ain’t Sexy
The Electric Factory
She’s The Boss and Handle Your Own PR
Julie Demsey Hypnotherapy & Coaching
Tonitto and Partners
Future Minds Network
Void N’ Disorder
Rupert de Paula
Clipboard Hospitality Pty LTD
Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Auckland
“If you’re a growing, successful business then you’re already doing things well. We need more celebration and press for the folks who are deep in the mix, who are doing the good work, who are showing up. They need to be cheered on to keep bringing us all forward!”
“This type of award holds up a beacon for others, a lighthouse for organisations to learn, share and grow the work of creating impact and it’s possibilities for everyone in our community.”
“I want to know how entrants have gracefully solved customer problems with technical solutions that scale. How have they applied deep thinking and meticulous product build to create something that feels easy, helpful and delightful?”
“I’m excited to see which of the entrants have had the most creative/unexpected pivot of their business model in light of the pandemic.”
Pause Awards 2022 will be judged by leading international experts from social good and tech worlds.
We’re looking for experienced professionals that are interested in evaluating from emerging to established businesses based on their yearly performance in five tracks: Growth, Excellence, Operations, Good and the Culture. Being invited to judge Pause Awards is an honour to contribute to the innovation community and a great opportunity to engage with other fellow judges and winners.
In 2022, we are building a completely new judging portal app from scratch (too crazy, right), based on the learnings from past years and your feedback. The judging experience, ease of use and beautiful design will win you over and make this a seamless experience. In addition to that the new software will do all the heavy lifting like: speed up the process, deliver allocation efficiencies, show what’s undone and present you with important stats in the dashboard.
We hope all this new tech will make you signup and stick around for years.
Benefits of judging:
- Build your public profile and authority
- Access the insights from the best in business
- Give back to the innovation community
- Get featured on Pause Awards news page
- Be inspired by the vibrant businesses
- Network like a pro at the Awards Night event
- Write your opinion pieces in our newsroom