Unleash your students' digital creativity!


The DigiAwards enables primary and intermediate students from throughout Canterbury to design, develop and showcase their digital outcomes. 

By participating in the DigiAwards, schools can help realise the New Zealand Curriculum vision of our young people being confident, creative, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners. The DigiAwards provides an opportunity for our learners to:

  • experience learning that is underpinned by the high expectations and future focus principles
  • explore the values of excellence, innovation, inquiry, and curiosity
  • develop key competencies
  • achieve learning outcomes described in the English and Technology learning area, in particular the digital technologies areas: Computational thinking for digital technologies (CTDT) and Designing and developing digital outcomes (DDDO) of the Technology learning area.

Select DigiAwards 2018 winners or scroll down this page and view a mashup of 2018 entries on YouTube » 

DigiAwards and the new technology learning area


Entry categories

Entry criteria

Entry eligibility

This is what teachers said about last year's event...

Your competition is a great platform for me and the children to 'do' challenging DT (Digital Technologies) based work.

Digiawards encourages and inspires students to think creatively and use their imagination. It encourages the idea of students to become entrepreneurs and find solutions to problems the world faces.

INCREDIBLE! Community and students were extremely supportive and excited to be a part of it. Students share it as a highlight of the year. It has inspired students to take risks and try new things.

DigiAwards 2018 winners

Overall winner

Kindness is Key

Waitākiri Primary School: Hunter, Yuki, Gemma, Zoe, Shiloh, Sophie, Charlie, and Jacob (Year 5-6)

Overall runner up


Chisnallwood Intermediate School: Robbie (Year 7-8)


Story telling




Creative image

DigiAwards terms and conditions


‘DigiAwards’ refers to the Grow Waitaha Canterbury DigiAwards.

‘Disqualified participants’ are:
Any persons related to Grow Waitaha employees, all employees of participating sponsors or promoters and/or advertising agencies. This includes children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren whether by marriage, past marriages, remarriage, adoption, co-habitation, or other family extension.


  • The competition is open to Year 0 to Year 8 students from the Canterbury region. Disqualified participants may not enter into the competition.
  • Entry into the competition is deemed to be acceptance of the rules and confirmation that the entrant has the necessary authority to enter the competition.
  • Grow Waitaha reserves the right to exclude any person from participating in the competition on reasonable grounds.
  • Grow Waitaha reserves the right to refuse to award any prize to an entrant who Grow Waitaha decides (in its sole discretion) has violated the rules, gained unfair advantage in participating in the competition, or won using fraudulent means.
  • By attending DigiAwards workshops and events, participants grant Grow Waitaha exclusive permission to use their names, photographs, and digital creations in connection with the competition and for future promotion and marketing purposes and waive any claims to royalty, right, or remuneration for such use.
  • By participating, entrants grant Grow Waitaha exclusive permission to use their names, photographs, and digital creations in connection with the competition and for future promotion and marketing purposes and waive any claims to royalty, right, or remuneration for such use.
  • All entrant personal details will be held by Grow Waitaha and may be used for the purpose of the competition and for future promotion and marketing purposes unless otherwise directed by entrants at the time of entry.
  • Grow Waitaha accepts no responsibility for late or misdirected entries.


  • Only the students who originally entered the competition can be awarded the prizes.
  • The winners will be determined by a panel of judges who will use the criteria of the competition.
  • The judges’ determination of the winners will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The winners will be notified by email, phone (voice or text) or mail and must be available for the preparation of all publicity that may be required by Grow Waitaha.
  • The prizes are not redeemable for cash or transferable. In the event that the prize specified in the competition becomes unavailable for any reason the promoter may substitute a prize of like or equal value.

Grow Waitaha responsibility

  • Grow Waitaha reserves the right to extend or discontinue the DigiAwards at any stage, for any reason.
  • To the fullest extent permitted by law Grow Waitaha will not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever (including but not limited to direct or consequential loss) or for personal injury as a result of competition entry or winning competition prizes.


  • Participation in the competition is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions.

Contact us

If you have any questions please contact us.

Supporting resources

A growing range of resources to support the creation of DigiAwards projects

Digital storytelling

Digital art




Creative Commons