How to apply for ICT Award 2021 in which category?
The online nomination (application) of the sixth edition of the ICT Award, established as a prestigious award in the field of information and communication technology, has started on July 25.
Award nominations in 11 different categories have been opened for the ‘ICT Award 2021’ organized by Living with ICT and in collaboration with various government and private organizations.
To be nominated for the ICT Award 2021, go to the official website www.ictaward.org, click on Registration, select the relevant category and submit the required online form.
The ICT Award is a prestigious award in the field of information technology which has played a significant role in introducing the winner in the global market.
Basanta Pandey of Cryptogen, who won the Startup Award last year, said that it is a matter of pride to receive the award out of hundreds.
The Startup, Product, Innovation Award winner had received a concessional loan facility of up to Rs 1.5 million at 2 percent interest last year.
Ncell also gave a cash prize of Rs 300,000 to the winner in the innovation category. In other categories also Nepal Telecom, Isewa, Huawei, Janus Solutions had given various awards. The organizers have stated that the number of prizes and concessional loans will increase this year.
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 in accordance with the prevailing laws of Nepal.
Companies registered during the last 3 years can apply in this category. Last year, Cryptogen Nepal Pvt. Ltd. was the winner in this category.
Product ICT Award
Nominations for IT and Innovative Products developed by any Nepali company, organization, group or individual can be registered in the ICT Product Award.
Nominations can be registered in this category for the IT products that have been made public from April 2077 to mid-April 2078. Last year CPFDS AML & KYC Management System was the winner.
Rising Star Innovation ICT Award
Nominations can be registered for the Rising Star Innovation ICT Award for research, innovation and projects prepared by college and university students and youth under 30 years of age.
Last year, a student of St. Xavier’s College’s project called ‘Sanchai Chau’ received the award in this category.
Pioneer ICT Award
This award is given to a veteran who has made outstanding contributions in the field of information and communication technology. Last year, Neelkanth Upreti was honored with this award.
Nepali Diaspora ICT Award
This award will be given to a person of Nepali origin who is living abroad and highly appreciates his / her contribution in the field of information technology of the country. Last year, Nepali Gaurav Raj Upadhyay working at Amazon received the award.
Entrepreneur ICT Award
Entrepreneur ICT Award will be given to Nepali entrepreneurs active in the field of information technology. Last year, Vinay Bohara, Managing Director of Vyanet, was the winner in this category.
Woman Icon ICT Award
The Woman Icon ICT Award is aimed at Nepali women working in the field of information technology. Last year Pvt. Timila Yami Thapa was honored with this category.
Digital Education ICT Award (Public Sector)
The Digital Education ICT Award is given to government and community educational institutions with the objective of encouraging the education sector to become digital and technology friendly. Last year, Budhanilkantha School received the award in this category.
Digital Education ICT Award (Private Sector)
This year, the Digital Education ICT Award (Private Sector) category has been added with the objective of encouraging private sector educational institutions as well.
Private schools, colleges and educational institutions will be able to register nominations in this category.
Digital Governance ICT Award (Public Sector)
In this category, successful government organizations, bodies, departments or municipalities will be able to register nominations to provide technology-friendly services to the citizens by digitizing government services and facilities. Last year, the Inland Revenue Department received the Digital Governance ICT Award.
Digital Services ICT Award (Private Sector)
In this category, private sector organizations, limited companies or companies serving the public will be able to register nominations.
Apart from IT and software companies, other service-oriented private sector companies will also be able to participate in this category, which was added this year.
Last year, Covid 19 was awarded the Ncell Innovation Driven Crisis Response ICT Award by Paila Emergency Resistor.
Kiran Acharya received the Jury Mention Award 2020 Our Health and Media Person Award.