Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Online nomination of ICT Award 2021 for 11 different categories starts

 The online nomination of the sixth edition of the ICT Award has started from today. Award nominations in 11 different categories have been opened for the ICT Award 2021 organised by Living with ICT and in collaboration with various government and private organisations, according to a press note.

The online nominations for the ICT Awards 2021 -- established as a prestigious award in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) -- have been opened in view of the declining rates of the second wave of Covid- 19. Despite the postponement of most events during the transition period of the first wave last year, the winners of 12 categories were honored at a special event at the Soaltee Hotel on December 23, 2020, advancing the nomination and selection process of the ICT Awards 2020 through virtual medium, the press note reads.

Most of the selection committee meetings of this year's ICT Awards will be virtual as well. There are more than two dozen jury and advisors for the ICT Award selection process. Interested individuals, companies, products or organisations in 11 different categories can apply till 16th Shrawan, 2078. Competitors themselves or anyone else can register online nominations for the award.

Startup ICT Award, Product ICT Award, Rising Student ICT Award are the awards categories related to innovations and startups. Likewise, Pioneer ICT Award, Nepali Diaspora ICT Award, Entrepreneur ICT Award and Media Person ICT Award are given to the individuals, the press note adds.

LIkewise, the awards given to government and private organizations include Digital Education ICT Award (Public Sector), Digital Education ICT Award (Private Sector), Digital Governance ICT Award (Public Sector), and Digital Governance ICT Award (Private Sector). "The ICT Awards, which started in 2016, have so far honoured more than 50 individuals, organisations, companies and products in various categories," it claims, adding that last year's Huawei ICT Award 2020 received more than 400 online applications.

This year, to make the selection process of the award more systematic and fair, a jury team of more than 12 individuals will select the winner in different stages conducting different selection process for 3 months, the organiser claims, adding that after 3 rounds of selection in Startup, Product, Student Star Innovation category, public voting will be conducted by declaring the top 5. "Similarly, In the other genres , 4 different stages of virtual selection and field visit will also be conducted."

Award winners will receive various services and facilities with special honours. Winners of Startup, Product, Rising Star categories will also get concessional loan facility and investment opportunity.

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