The Kudos Awards shine a light on our region’s outstanding scientists and their discoveries! Nominations now open!

Nominations close: 9 July 2018
Finalists notified: 1st August 2018
The Kudos Awards gala: Thursday 27 September 2018


The Kudos Awards will recognise 8 categories of science excellence for 2018. These will apply broadly to all science disciplines and sectors including, agriculture, medical, engineering, environmental and education. The Emerging Scientist and Laboratory Technician categories have been re-introduced for 2018 and replace the Innovation/Entrepreneur and Science Manager categories.

WINTEC Secondary Science Teacher Educator Award
Hill Laboratories Laboratory Technician Award
Hamilton City Council Emerging Scientist Award
Kudos Science Trust Agricultural Science Award
Simcro Engineering Science Award
Waikato Regional Council Environmental Science Award
Waikato DHB Medical Science Award
The University of Waikato Lifetime Achievement Award

Judging Panel

Our panel of expert judges will review each entry to decide up to three finalists for each category. They will select the category winner from these three finalists. Each panel consists of 1 judge convener and 2-3 expert panelists. Judges are appointed by the Kudos Science Trust from a group of scientist experts in their fields.

Do you know a scientist worthy of recognition?

Nominate them for one of our categories today. All nominations must be received by midnight 9th July

The Kudos Awards Annual Gala Dinner
Thursday 27th September 2018


6-7pm Pre dinner cocktails, 7-10pm Formal Awards Dinner and Award presentation
The Claudelands Event Centre, Cnr Brooklyn Rd, and Heaphy Tce

Ticket Prices:

Individual $145 + GST
Table of 10 Earlybird purchased by 3rd August $1350 +GST
Table of 10 purchased after 3rd August $1450 + GST
Individual School student tickets $90 + GST
School Student table of 10 $85.00 + GST

Tickets go on sale 15th July via our website.

To book earlier please contact: