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

2019 Nominations Open until 20 June

Finalists notified 10 July
Winners announced 5 September 2019, at the Kudos Awards Gala.


The Kudos Awards will recognise 8 categories of science excellence for 2019. These will apply broadly to all science disciplines and sectors including, agriculture, food, ICT, medical, engineering, environmental and education.

WINTEC Secondary Science Teacher/Educator Award
Hill Laboratories Laboratory Technologist Award
Hamilton City Council ICT Award
Kudos Science Trust Food & Ag Science Award
Datamars 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 20 June.

Download the necessary form, then upload with your submission

The Kudos Awards Annual Gala Dinner
Thursday 5th September 2019


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