How long have the .GOV Awards been running?
This is the 4th year of the .GOV Awards.

When are the awards?
The .GOV Awards will take place in March 2018.

Where are the awards?
The .GOV Awards will take place at Rosewood Abu Dhabi.

Key Dates
Nominations validity: February 2017 – February 2018
Nomination deadline: Thursday 1st March 2018
Awards date: March 2018

What is the agenda/programme of the night?
7:30 – 8:15 pm: Registration, networking reception
8:30 – 8:45 pm: Compere welcome
8:45 – 9:10pm: Starters served
9:10 – 10:00pm: Awards ceremony
10:00 pm: Main course & dessert, networking
11:00 pm: Event concludes

**please note that the above timings are approximate and subject to change, slightly, on the night.

What is the dress code for the awards?
The dress code is business attire/national dress. Evening formals are optional.

Where do I submit my nomination?
All nominations must be in English and should be submitted through the event website. Supporting documents can be sent by email to dotgovawards@itp.com

What format should my nomination be in?

Nominations must be submitted through the Awards website and supporting material can be in word, pdf, powerpoint, excel or jpg  format. Nominations must be in English.

What timeframe does the awards cover?
Nominations should be for recent initiatives, achievements and successes. Anything older than 12 months is unlikely to be successful.

Who can enter?

Nominations will be accepted from Abu Dhabi or Federal Government entities.
Subsequent editions of the awards are planned for Dubai & Northern Emirates government entities, and for Saudi Arabia government later this year.

Can I enter more than one category?
Yes, you can enter as many categories as you like, providing you submit a separate nomination for each entry.

What if I haven’t got much to say?

Use the ‘Nomination Process’ guidelines to find out what information you need to be submitting.

What are the judges looking for?

Nominations must be succinctly written, and remain within the ‘Nomination Process’ guidelines described above. Entrants are advised to be passionate about their achievements, but nominations should deal in grounded statements with supporting facts and figures; not hyperbole and platitudes. Judges will look favourably on entries that clearly outline the reasons why the nominee is deserved of the award.

How can I improve my chances of winning an award?

Start working on your nomination as soon as possible. It is obvious to the judges which entries have been put together at the last minute. Be clear and accurate with your entry, and don’t attempt to pad out your entry with over-the-top language. Read the nomination criteria, keep your entry to the point and focus on your achievements.

Anything else I need to know?

Shortlisted nominees should be available to attend the event and you must confirm attendance to be included on the guest list.


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