The Otago District Champions Trophy is awarded to the best senior district team affiliated to the Otago Cricket Association.
When former North Otago player coach Keith Gardiner was employed by Otago Cricket he researched the results over the years and came up with the following formula to determine the winner of the Otago District Champions Trophy:
The winner is awarded by the following :
Dominated by Southland, North Otago have struggled at Hawke Cup level traditionally and only won this trophy 7 times since the 1910-11 season.
Seasons prior to 2000 were awarded respectively.