The Pause Creator Awards exist for one reason: to reward industry champions. These people aren’t just ahead of the game; they’ve created a new game and kindly invited the rest of us to come and play. They’re the best of the best. The cream of the crop. Etc.

All winners will receive tickets to Pause Fest 2019 which, as we all know by now, is the best creative, business and tech event in the world. Smiley face.




Hammer Award – For nailing it

This award recognises a company’s success – on their own terms – in the market.


Culture Amp

Thankyou Group


Out of the Garage Award – For scaling global

This award recognises a company’s global growth, expansion, and success.

Catapult Sports


Super Connector Award – For being the community champ

This award recognises a person for a significant contribution to the success of their clients or the community.

Sergio Brodsky, Strategist & Board Advisor

Sally Hill, General Manager, Today

Rohan Irvine, UX Researcher, REA Group

Jess Scully, Councillor, City of Sydney

Rita Arrigo, Chief Digital Advisor, Microsoft


Prodigy Award – For being exceptional

This award recognises a young person with exceptional qualities or abilities.

Jericho Cleary, Founder, Bountie

Asha Reech, Community Manager, Western BACE

Ally Watson, CEO, Code Like a Girl


Unexpected Twist Award – For a great pivot

This award recognises a person that has taken unexpected pivot in their business or career.

Cyan Ta’eed, Cofounder, Hey Tiger


I Wish I’d Done That Award – For sheer brilliance

This award recognises a company’s simple and clever idea in a niche market.


Frank Body

Half Brick Studios


Do You Know Who I Am Award – For the silent achiever

This award recognises a person that has been responsible for the success of their company from the back stage.

David Walsh, Founder, MONA

Nigel Dalton, Chief Inventor, REA Group

Jan Owen, CEO, FYA

Ben Law, Author & Journalist

Rae Johnston, Editor, Junkee Media




We couldn’t think of anything more appropriate than a rainbow-themed trophy for the Pause Creator Awards winners. Everybody loves rainbows.


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