Elevating South Australia's Innovative Women

About the Awards

The Winnovation Awards showcases and celebrates the successes of female innovators changing the game in South Australia. These Awards also recognise businesses who support our state's innovative women.

Who are these women?

Women who live, work and play in South Australia, but whose initiative could have impact anywhere. They are the unsung heroes, quiet achievers, the difference makers and the mavericks; each one dedicated to challenging the known or solving the unknown in their contribution to South Australian enterprise. Their fields of endeavour range from art to zoos; diving into the southern ocean; scanning the stars above; -or caring for the land in between. From studios to shop fronts; research facilities to workshop floors, laboratories to boardrooms.

What have they contributed?

Crossed the chasm with an innovation that seemed impossible

Searched for and found new ways to do old things

Leapt insurmountable hurdles

Created solutions to wicked problems

Challenged the known; the accepted; the norm

Championed social change

Imagined and played a bigger game

Disrupted the status, developing people, systems or processes 


Who is eligible to enter?

The Winnovation Awards are open to South Australian female residents and businesses actively supporting their South Australian employees.

To be eligible to enter you (or a representative of your organisation) must be a current financial member of Women In Innovation SA. Learn more about the benefits of becoming a member.


How much does it cost to enter the awards?

The annual membership is fee is $60.

An application in any one category costs $50

You can enter into as many categories as you like but you can only win in one category.


Entry criteria - Individual

  • Female
  • SA resident
  • Nominated or self nominated 


Entry criteria - Business

  • Can be located anywhere, however, must operate an office in South Australia that supports South Australian female employees.
  • Nominated or self nominated




VIP Awards Ceremony

  • An exclusive VIP awards ceremony will be held to celebrate the winners 
  • All finalists will receive two complimentary tickets to the presentation ceremony.
  • It is a requirement that all finalists or their representative be present at the Awards presentation ceremony and be available for promotional opportunities leading up to and following the Award presentation.


Secure Your Seat!

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