Application Open for Nomination for ICT Award 2020!!
The annual ICT Award celebrates national excellence in the discipline of IT sectors in Nepal. The award is celebrated in conjunction with the annual ICT Award conference in the capital city of Nepal every year.
With the participation from diverse sector, the ICT Award reflects the diversity of national interaction and need for a common recognition platform and standard of excellence that represents the wide breadth and impact of IT sector. This Award platform serves as a reference for the interaction between community and IT sectors to build upon strong e-society and provides both professionals and students with tangible examples of best work in field of IT sectors in Nepal. The ICT Award, which started in 2016, has so far honored more than 30 individuals, organizations, companies, and products in various categories.
This year, the ICT Award will be organized in 11 different categories which are
Innovation Driven Crisis Response ICT Award
This award is introduced to recognize the innovation that was driven as a response to the crisis caused by COVID-19 pandemic. Any product (hardware or software) that was primarily invented/developed to be pursued during the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible to apply for this category. Also, the perspective/possibility of using such a product in possible future crises or pandemic will be an important criterion for judgment.
* Products and Innovations released/discovered from Jan 15, 2020 to nomination deadline are eligible to give nominations in this category.
Woman Icon ICT Award
This award will be presented to a model icon woman leader of the ICT sector in Nepal. The award recognizes and celebrates females’ contributions in the tech industry for their remarkable achievement.
*The nomination form can be filled by the Woman ICON herself or anyone else.
Startup ICT Award
This award will be provided to a Tech-Startup incorporated and has demonstrated growth within the organization, created ICT products, services, and/or a business model that can be successfully implemented in the long run and carries the prospect in the future market.
*Nepali ICT startup incorporated in or after F.Y.-2074/75. (Within the last three years.)
Product ICT Award
This award will recognize a product that is innovative and can leave a positive impact in the lives of the community while also showing the prospect of being into business for long run. Such products, however, shall be from the Tech sector and maybe software or hardware or combination of both.
*ICT Product released between 14th April 2019-12th April 2020(Baishak 1, 2076 – Chait 30, 2076) by Nepali company, organization, team, or an individual.
Rising Student ICT Award
This award aims to recognize the excellence and innovative projects or products developed by high school, undergraduate or higher-level students and strengthen their skills of IT and engineering.
Pioneer ICT Award
This award will be honored to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the promotion and development of the ICT sector. This will unveil a personality who may have remained behind the scene but the contributions done by him/her are unprecedented and undisputed.
*Nepali veteran ICT pioneer who has contributed in the ICT sector of Nepal or abroad for the past 15 years or more. The nomination form can be filled by the pioneer herself or anyone else.
Nepali Diaspora ICT Award
This award will acknowledge a person of Nepali origin who has made a remarkable imprint in the international arena and has helped identify Nepal as an internationally competent and resource talent pool in the global arena of ICT.
* Person of Nepali origin residing and based in a foreign country achieving exemplary feats in the ICT sector. The nomination form can be filled by the Nepali Diaspora herself or anyone else.
ICT Entrepreneur Award
This award will applaud the charisma of the icon IT Entrepreneur who has energized a whole generation of entrepreneurs. It will recognize their achievement to move ahead and shape the ICT sector of Nepal and abroad.
*Nepali Entrepreneur with exemplary entrepreneurial success in ICT sector in recent 5 years. The nomination form can be filled by the Entrepreneur herself or anyone else.
Media Person ICT Award
This award will recognize the influential media person who has made a notable contribution in promoting and disseminating ICT related news, information, and knowledge among the public.
*Mainstream media person writing and contributing to the ICT issues for at least 3 Years. The nomination form can be filled by the Media Person herself or anyone else.
Digital Governance ICT Award
This award appreciates the achievements of schools and educational institutions for their excellence in the implementation and use of ICT in digital education as an effective tool for teaching and learning activities.
*Public schools or community based educational institutions with exemplary success in the use of ICT in education are eligible to nominate themselves in this category. The nomination form can be filled by the representative of nominee herself or anyone else.
Digital Education ICT Award
This award acknowledges the government organizations involved in promoting, using and enabling digital governance.
* Government Institution/agencies ranging from the Local Governing body (Palikas), Departments, Ministries or their specialized ICT initiatives showcasing exemplary incorporation, implementation and execution of ICT tools to serve their constituency.
This year, there are 12 jury members and 10 more jury advisory members will make the selection process of the award systematic and easy. The selection process will take place at different stages. Online and SMS voting will also be conducted by selecting the best 5 from different stages in a startup, product, student project, and innovation, while in other genres, the jury group will conduct the selection process at different stages. The selection process will also be more technology-friendly this year due to the Coronavirus crisis.
Apply and nominate for the award here
Registration Deadline: July 31, 2020
For more information visit, ICT Award