Australian Blockchain Industry Awards

Australia’s blockchain sector continues to grow and flourish.  Incredible individuals are covering new ground in technical innovation, regulation and community building and new business ideas.  And firms large and small are launching real blockchain projects that are starting to make a real difference.

It’s time to celebrate our successes and to recognise the achievements of the individuals and businesses that are at the cutting edge of blockchain adoption in Australia.

The Australian Blockchain Industry Awards (Blockies) recognise leadership and excellence in the blockchain industry and community. The 2020 Awards are the second award round following the success of the inaugural awards in 2019.

So apply now for recognition in the Australian Blockchain Industry Awards.

Aim of the Awards

  • Recognise the leading individuals and organisations in our industry.
  • Promote the blockchain industry to the wider community.
  • Celebrate achievement and set a standard for excellence.
  • Highlight individuals and organisations delivering best practice.
  • Provide recognition to winners and finalists for use in enhancing your own promotional activities.

Why Enter?

  • Recognition as an innovator and leader in the blockchain industry.
  • Boost team morale and profile your organisation to the industry and community.
  • All winners and finalists will receive an awards certificate.
  • All winners will receive the following benefits:
    • Trophy presentation at the APAC Blockchain Conference.
    • Winners’ logo for use in your own promotional activities.
    • Recognition on the Blockchain Australia website.
    • Recognition in the Blockchain Australia newsletter.
    • Invitation for two (2) to attend the 2020 Parliamentary Friends of Blockchain in Canberra.
  • All individual finalists and winners will be appointed as Fellows of Blockchain Australia.

Awards Qualifying Period

All awards are for contributions to the advancement of the blockchain industry in Australia during the period January 2019 to December 2019.

Awards Ceremony

The awards ceremony will be held on the evening of Wednesday, 29 April 2020 in Melbourne as part of the APAC Blockchain Conference.

Entry Fee

Individual or business members of Blockchain Australia may enter free.  For non-members, an entry fee of $100 applies to help cover the costs of the awards program.


Award Categories

Individual Awards

  • Blockchain Policy Maker or Influencer of the Year
  • Blockchain Innovator of the Year
  • Blockchain Community Leader of the Year
  • Blockchain Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Women in Blockchain Female Blockchain Leader of the Year
  • Blockchain Leader of the Year

Business Awards

  • Blockchain Advisor (Technical) of the Year
  • Blockchain Advisor (Professional Services) of the Year
  • Digital Currency Exchange of the Year
  • Blockchain Start-Up or Scale-Up of the Year
  • Blockchain Project (Government) of the Year
  • Blockchain Project (Corporate) of the Year
  • Blockchain Business of the Year

Conditions of Entry

  1. All applications must be submitted via the online application system at by 5pm (AEST) Monday 27 March 2020.
  2. Only one individual nomination per organisation may be lodged in the Individual Awards categories.
  3. Only one nomination per organisation may be lodged in the Business Awards categories.
  4. The judging panel consists of the Board Members of Blockchain Australia along with selected Fellows of Blockchain Australia. Judges decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered in to.
  5. Blockchain Leader of the Year and Business of the Year category cannot be entered in their own right. Winners from the individual and business award categories respectively will automatically qualify for Blockchain Leader of the Year and Blockchain Business of the Year. The winners of these categories are determined after a second round of judging.
  6. All entries must include a hi-resolution logo image and 200-word profile description of the individual and/or business for PR purposes.
  7. Individual entrants must be Australian citizens or residents.  Business entrants must hold an ACN or be otherwise domiciled in Australia.

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