Important Dates and Fees

Important Dates

All entries must be submitted by midnight Australian time (AEST) on the day of each deadline.

9 Jun 2021 - Opens for entry
16 July 2021- Early Entry deadline
24 September 2021 - Standard Entry deadline
1 October 2021 - Late Entry deadline
10 November 2021 - Shortlists announced online
24 November 2021 - Award night

If it’s not possible to host in-person we’ll revert to an online event.

Award Fees

Entry fees have been set to be affordable to encourage entries from every startup around the world, and encourage scaleup and corporate to enter with multiple entries. Companies over 10 employees are not being charged extra enterprise fees. Everyone can save money by entering before the end of the Early Entry deadline.|

Early Entry deadline before 16 July 2021

For individuals and companies a flat rate of A$265 per entry.

Standard Entry deadline before 24 September 2021

For individuals and companies a flat rate of A$325 per entry.

Late Entry deadline before 1 October 2021

For individuals and companies a flat rate of A$395 per entry.

Trophy Fees

All winners in each category will each receive a free promo kit and digital certificate. New collectable and artistic Pause Award Trophy will be designed and signed by a renowned artist or agency and it comes at additional cost. It’s optional.

Trophy free is TBC and includes postage and handling.

Award Night

We are planning the wildest awards night with Winners Dance-Off comp, live music and surprises on the night. This will definitely be a night where the ecosystem comes together. You can attend even if you haven’t entered the awards but tickets will be offered first to those who entered.

Entry fee: TBC, venue TBC. 24 November 2021. Limited seats.

For more information, visit the terms and conditions page.


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Filling out an entry form takes approximately 7 minutes, and you can do it here. For an awards overview please head to the awards page. Most answers to your questions can be found in the Pause Awards 2021 - Entry Kit which you should download from here.

Send us an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need further assistance. This is how we can help you, so feel free to arrange a call or Zoom meeting to talk about your entries. Best of luck!