'ICT Award 2023' Call for Online nomination on 13 categories

Jul Thu 2023 04:39:58

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'ICT Award 2023' Call for Online nomination on 13 categories

The online nomination (application) for the eighth edition of the ICT Award, known as the most prestigious award in information and communication technology, has started today from the 1st of Shrawan, 2080. Nominations have been opened in 13 different categories which include one more category added this year in the annual 'ICT Award' organized by Living with ICT. The Professional Excellence ICT Award is an added category this year, while the South Asia ICT Award has been in operation since last year targeting South Asian countries.

These are the 13 categories of ICT Awards 2023

Online nominations have been opened in 13 categories for ICT Awards 2023. Likewise, applications for local startups from all seven provinces have also been opened to honor the best startup in the provinces and to facilitate participation in the free boot camp and mentoring session. To register for the nomination, one has to go to the official website www.ictaward.org, select the category and submit the online form by mentioning the necessary details. The nomination period is till the 31st of Shrawan.

1. Startup ICT Award

To participate in this award, which promotes and encourages companies working in the field of IT products, services and innovation, the company must be registered and operating according to the prevailing laws of Nepal. Companies registered in the last 4 years can apply in this category.

2. Product ICT Award

IT and innovative products developed by any Nepali company, organization, group or individual can be registered for the Product ICT Award. Nominations can be registered in this category for IT products released in the year 2079.

3. Rising Star and Innovation ICT Award

In the Rising Star and Innovation ICT Award, college and university students and youth under 30 years of age can submit nominations for industry project research, ideas, innovation, and products.

4. Professional Excellence ICT Award

In the newly added category of Professional Excellence ICT Award, ICT professionals can register nominations based on their significant contribution and special work in the ICT sector with at least 5 years of experience in the relevant field.

5. Pioneer ICT Award

This award is given to a distinguished person who has made a special contribution in the field of information and communication technology. At least 15 years of experience in this field is required to register a nomination in this category.

6. Nepali Diaspora ICT Award

People of Nepali origin, who live abroad, can be nominated in this category based on their contributions to the country and the region through ICT.

7. Entrepreneur ICT Award

Entrepreneur ICT Award will be given to Nepali entrepreneurs active in the field of information and communication technology. At least 7 years of experience as an ICT entrepreneur is required for nomination.

8. Women Icon ICT Award

Women Icon ICT Award is aimed at Nepali women working in the field of information and communication technology. Entrepreneurs, leaders, professionals, and women who have done exemplary work in the field of ICT can register nominations in this category.

9. Digital Education ICT Award (Public Sector)

For Digital Education ICT Award (Public Sector); Government and community educational institutions that have done exemplary work in teaching, learning and management by making the education sector modern and technology-friendly using ICT will be able to register nominations.

10. Digital Education ICT Award (Private Sector)

In this category, Private educational institutions that have done exemplary work in teaching, learning and management by making the education sector modern and technology-friendly using ICT will be able to register nominations.

11. Digital Governance ICT Award

In this category, government organizations, agencies, departments, or municipalities that are trying to provide technology-friendly services to citizens in an easy and simple manner by digitalizing government services and facilities can register nominations.

12. Digital Services ICT Award

In this category, private sector organizations, private limited or companies providing services to the public through digital and online can register nominations. Apart from IT and software companies, other service private sector companies can participate in this category.

13 South Asia Startup ICT Awards

Startups from South Asian countries including India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bhutan, Afghanistan, and Nepal can participate in this category. Startups up to 5 years old can register nominations in this category.