Award Categories

The submission validity period for the following categories is between Feb 2016 -Feb 2017.

GOVERNMENT MOBILE APP OF THE YEAR

The award for Government Mobile App of the Year will recognise the best government service available as a mobile application, based on the uptake, ease of use, design and functionality of the app. The award is open to any mobile app from Abu Dhabi or Federal government.

 

G2G SERVICE OF THE YEAR

The award for G2G Service will recognise the best online government service which is serving government to government users, based on the ease of use, design and functionality of the service. The award is open to any G2G online service from Abu Dhabi or Federal government.

 

G2B SERVICE OF THE YEAR

The award for G2B Service will recognise the best online government service which is serving business users, based on the ease of use, design and functionality of the service. The award is open to any G2B online service from Abu Dhabi or Federal government.

 

G2C SERVICE OF THE YEAR

The award for G2C Service will recognise the best online government service which is serving consumer/public users, based on the ease of use, design and functionality of the service. The award is open to any G2C online service from Abu Dhabi or Federal government.

 

CUSTOMER SERVICE INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

The award for Customer Service Initiative of the Year will be presented to the organisation that has launched the best program to serve its customer/ end user base, based on innovation, functionality and response to the initiative. Any customer program launched by Abu Dhabi or Federal Government is eligible for nomination.

 

SMART CITY INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

The award for Smart City Initiative of the Year will recognized the best program or initiative undertaken by Abu Dhabi or Federal Government in the smart city arena, based on the potential benefits, innovation, functionality and practicality of the project.

 

PUBLIC/PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP OF THE YEAR

This award will be presented to the best partnership between an Abu Dhabi or Federal Government entity and a private organisation. The partnership must be formed for the purpose of a specific identified proejcts, and the award will be presented based on the benefits delivered by the project.

 

GOVERNMENT GREEN IT INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

The award for Government Green IT Initiative of the Year looks for innovative uses of ICT to further the green agenda in the government sector.

This category is intended to recognise the best program or initiative, which aims to use ICT to improve the environmental credentials of the organisation or its stakeholders. This award is presented in recognition of an initiative that has a positive environmental impact in areas such as eliminating paperwork, cutting carbon emissions, saving energy or reducing travel.

Nominations should outline the project and list the benefits it has delivered.

 

CSR PROJECT OF THE YEAR

The award for the Corporate Social Responsibility Project of the Year will recognise initiatives undertaken by Abu Dhabi or Federal Government entities, to benefit the wider community (disadvantaged people, youth, elderly, environment etc.) Projects must be outside of the official remit of the organization.

 

GOVERNMENT IT APPLICATION PROJECT OF THE YEAR

The award for the Government IT Application Project of the Year will be presented to the Abu Dhabi or Federal Government entity, which has completed the best deployment of an internal business application. The award will be judged based on the benefits delivered by the application, and innovation and efficiency in deployment. Only finished deployments are eligible for this award, not projects in progress.

 

GOVERNMENT IT INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT OF THE YEAR

The award for the Government IT Infrastructure Project of the Year will be presented to the Abu Dhabi or Federal Government entity, which has completed the best deployment or major upgrade of IT infrastructure to support its operations. The award will be judged based on the benefits delivered by the new infrastructure, and innovation and efficiency in deployment. Only finished deployments are eligible for this award, not projects in progress.

 

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IT DEPARTMENT OF THE YEAR

The award for the Federal Government IT Department of the Year recognises the organisation in the Middle East with the best overall IT department. This award is presented based on the expertise, commitment and achievements of the winning IT team.

 

ABU DHABI GOVERNMENT IT DEPARTMENT OF THE YEAR

The award for the Abu Dhabi Government IT Department of the Year recognises the organisation in the Middle East with the best overall IT department. This award is presented based on the expertise, commitment and achievements of the winning IT team.

 

GOVERNMENT IT LEADER OF THE YEAR

The Government IT Leader of the Year award is given to the chief information officer or the holder of an equivalent role who can show that they have not only excelled in terms of technology but also delivered tangible business benefits to the organisation for which they work.

 

YOUNG GOVERNMENT IT PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

The Young Government IT Professional of the Year award will recognise the achievements of a young person working in the IT industry in the public sector today. The judges will consider academic and professional certifications, involvement in innovative projects, commitment to further development and examples of professional achievements. Young IT professionals (under 30) may nominate themselves, or organisations can choose to nominate members of their staff that stand out as young achievers.


INNOVATION IN GOVERNMENT SERVICES AWARD

The winner of this award will be selected by the judging panel from the nominations for Mobile App, G-2-x services, customer service initiative, application and infrastructure projects, smart city, green IT or PPP project, based on innovative use of technology. All projects must be nominated in one of the other categories to be considered for this award.

 

All nominations must be in English and should be submitted through the event website. Entry submissions may be accompanied by supporting documentation, such as testimonials, references, project descriptions, photographs and published articles. These should be collated into a single PDF document and e-mailed to dotgovawards@itp.com 

For information about entries please email mark.sutton@itp.com.
To enter the .GOV Awards, please click on the Submit Nominations tab and follow the further instructions.

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