It’s time to shine a light on our region’s outstanding scientists and their discoveries!

The 2020 Kudos Awards will take place 10 September at Claudelands Events Centre.

Nominations open: 20 March

Nominations close: 20 June

Judging: Jun/July

Announcement of finalists: 15th July


The Kudos Award 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.

2019 Kudos Awards Annual Gala Dinner
Thursday 5th September

To view and buy images from the night, click here