Unleash your digital creativity!

Welcome to the Grow Waitaha Canterbury DigiAwards 2018!

The DigiAwards enables primary and intermediate school aged children throughout Canterbury be recognised for and to showcase their digital skills and creativity to whānau, and the wider school community. Participation also allows students to strengthen their digital fluency and practice key competencies. 

DigiAwards category winners 2018

The 2018 DigiAwards theme

This year educators and students can choose to base entries around a DigiAwards theme, or enter under an Open theme. The theme for the Canterbury DigiAwards 2017 will be decided at a student-led workshop in term 1 2018 (More info coming soon).

Educators interested in having students involved in developing a theme for the 2018 DigiAwards can contact us.

Educators and students wanting to submit entries under an Open theme choose their own key concept to focus projects on. 

DigiAwards categories

Students will be able to enter a project under one of the following categories:

  • Documentary
  • Story telling (movie)
  • Commercial
  • Creative image (digital)
  • Website
  • Coding.

There will be more information about each category published soon.

Key project elements

Each project will be judged on the following elements:

  • Key concept / theme
  • Design
  • Creativity
  • Technical.

We are currently developing detailed criteria for each category.


Project submission will open in term two. It will close in late August. Entry is FREE! Dates and entry details will be confirmed asap. 

DigiAwards celebration

Each year student effort is recognised at an DigiAwards evening. This year there will be better than ever! We will publish details about this event soon.


We will have a range of prizes for the schools of successful winners in the DigiAwards. However, we are also currently seeking sponsorship just to up the ante (So to speak). Watch this space.


For educators considering entering students into the DigiAwards there will be a webinar on Wednesday March 7 at 3.30 – 4.30PM. This is an opportunity to present the process and answer any questions. You will be able to register for this shortly. 


Scroll down this page or select Supporting resources to get handy links any ongoing resources.


If you have any queries about this years event please contact us


Past DigiAwards

DigiAwards winners from 2017

DigiAwards winners from 2016

Sample entries from 2015

Sample entries from 2014

Supporting resources

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

Digital storytelling

Digital Art

Coding / Programming




Website / App development


DigiAwards 2017 winners

Unleash your digital creativity!

2017 DigiAwards winners

Digital Art

Digital video

Digital sandpit

Past DigiAwards

DigiAwards winners from 2016

Sample entries from 2015

Sample entries from 2014