June 23, 2020: Online application for the fifth edition of the ICT Award 2020–a prestigious award in the information technology sector in Nepal–has officially begun.
The online application for the ICT Award, organised by ‘Living with ICT’ in collaboration with various government and private organisations will be open till July 31.
In order to nominate and apply for the award, the nominee can visit ICT Award’s website (https://ictaward.org) and select the relevant category and submit the form online.
The award ceremony, which is held on August 17 every year, will be delayed for some time this year due to the crisis and impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The final date of the award will be announced after looking at the favorable time and situation after the deadline for online application is over.
Awards will be given in eleven different categories, including two new categories–Innovation Driven Crisis Response and Women Icon ICT Award.
Startup ICT Award 2020
This award will be provided to a Tech-Startup incorporated and has demonstrated growth within the organization, created ICT product, services and/or a business model that can be successfully implemented in the long run and carries the prospect in the future market.
Product ICT Award 2020
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 a long run. Such products however shall be from the Tech sector and may be software or a hardware or combination of both.
Rising Student ICT Award 2020
This award aims to recognize the excellence and innovative projects or products developed by +2, undergraduate or higher level students and strengthen their skills of IT and engineering.
Innovation Driven Crisis Response ICT Award 2020
This award is introduced to recognize the innovation that was driven as response towards the crisis caused by the global pandemic of COVID-19. 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, perspective/possibility of using such a product in possible future crises or pandemic will be an important criteria for winning this award.
Pioneer ICT Award 2020
This award will be honored to an individual who has made significant contributions towards the promotion and development of the ICT sector. It will unveil a personality who may have remained behind the scene but the contributions done by him/her are unprecedented and undisputed.
Nepali Diaspora ICT Award 2020
This award will acknowledge a person of Nepali origin who has made 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.
Entrepreneur ICT Award 2020
This award will applaud the charisma of an icon IT Entrepreneurs who has energized a whole generation of entrepreneurs. It will recognize their achievement to move ahead and shape the ICT sector in Nepal and abroad.
Women ICON ICT Award 2020
This award will be presented to a model icon woman leader of ICT sector in Nepal. It recognizes and celebrates females’ contribution in the tech-industry for their remarkable achievement.
Media Person ICT Award 2020
This award will recognize the influential media persons who have made a notable contribution in promoting and disseminating ICT related news, information and knowledge among the public.
Digital Education ICT Award 2020
This award appreciates the achievements of schools and educational institutions for their excellence in implementation and use of ICT in digital education as an effective tool for teaching and learning activities.
Digital Governance ICT Award 2020
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.