Innovation Excellence Award Submissions

Canstar has been recognising innovation in the area of financial products and services for many years, and you can see their most recent results here. This is a tradition that we’re delighted to continue on the Canstar Blue website, and our latest Innovation Awards for Appliances – across both Australia and New Zealand – are now open for submissions.

If you’d like more information about these awards, and how they can help your business, take a look at our Innovation Awards Introductions for both Australia and New Zealand.

Award submissions

To submit an application for these awards, simply select one of the options below.

Please note:

  • Submissions will only be considered as valid when:
    • The product was launched between the 1st May 2015, and the 30th June 2016.
    • The completed application form, or product suggestion is received by the 5th August 2016.
    • The application is completed in one of the following methods: by completing one of the forms on this page, or, by sending a completed submission form to
  • Supplementary material (e.g. product photos, PDF documents) can be added to the submission, by emailing us at with the appropriate files. The email must include your name, contact number, and the product (inc. brand) that has been submitted for application.

Select an option to submit an application

Please refrain from using line breaks (i.e. the enter key) in your answers.
Select an option below to make your submission.

Fill in the questionnaire below, to submit an application on behalf of a company/brand that you work for.

  • In lodging a submission you will be taken to have read and accepted the Terms and Conditions.
  • Submitter's Contact Details

  • i.e. The person/s we should contact if we have further questions or if you win.
  • N.B. You may state 'acting as representative of brand' if submitting on its behalf
  • (e.g. Queensland, ACT, Otago)
  • Product Information

  • Must be on or after 1 May 2015
  • Key Submission Details

  • Max 400 words
  • Is it the first in the country or the world? Is it radically different to current products? Does it open a new market? How different are the features to those already available? Is there any product with a similar key feature?
    (max 200 words)
  • Does the innovation strongly impact existing competitors, reshaping the industry and consumer behaviour (e.g. the iPhone's impact on mobile handset manufacturers)?
    (max 200 words)
  • Do people get excited by it (e.g. the first 3D TV)? Is it the talk at BBQs? Do people stand and admire it? Does it inspire ‘fandom’?
    (max 200 words)
  • How many people are affected by the innovation (e.g. everyone, or select few)? Is it easy to understand and adapt? Is it affordable?
    (max 200 words)
  • How significantly does it change people's lives? For example, will it save people time or money? Will it change people’s routines or behaviour? Will it lower people’s environmental impact?
    (max 200 words)
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Fill in the questionnaire below, to suggest a product that you feel should be considered for a 2016 Appliance Innovation Award.
For applications submitted on behalf of a company, please submit a full application (options 1 or 2)..

  • Is it the first in the world? Is it radically different to current products? Does it offer features that have never before been seen in another product?
    (max 400 words).
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.