'Living with ICT’ in collaboration with various government and private organizations is going to organize the fifth edition “ICT Award 2020” on with an aim to honor the experts and talents of ICT sector. This program envisions rewarding the National Heroes of Information Technology (IT) Sectors in Nepal.
The online application for the ICT Award 2020 will be open till July 31.
The ICT award has been delayed for some time this year due to the crisis and impact caused by COVID-19 pandemic. The award ceremony, which is held on August 17 every year, will be delayed for some time this year. Final date of the award will be announced after looking at the favorable time and situation after the deadline for online application is over.
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.
*Nepali ICT startup incorporated in or after F.Y.-2074/75. (Within the last three years.)
Product ICT Award 2020
This award will recognize a product that is innovative and can leave 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 2020
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.
Innovation Driven Crisis Response ICT Award 2020
This award is introduced to recognize the innovation that was driven as a response towards 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, perspective/possibility of using such a product in possible future crises or pandemic will be an important criteria for judgement.
* Products and Innovations released/discovered from Jan 15, 2020 to nomination deadline are eligible to give nominations in this category.
Pioneer ICT Award 2020
This award will be honored to an individual who has made significant contribution towards 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 2020
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 foreign country achieving exemplary feats in the ICT sector. The nomination form can be filled by the Nepali Diaspora herself or anyone else.
Entrepreneur ICT Award 20120
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.
Woman ICON ICT Award 2020
This award will be presented to a model icon woman leader of ICT sector in Nepal. The award recognizes and celebrates females’ contribution in the tech-industry for their remarkable achievement.
*The nomination form can be filled by the Woman ICON herself or anyone else.
Media Person ICT Award 2020
This award will recognize the influential media person who has made the 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 Education ICT Award 2020
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 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.