ICT Award 2019, for the promotion of the ICT sector of Nepal is going to be held on August 17. The Top 5 finalists in different three categories of ‘ICT Award 2019’ have been announced on Friday, Shrawan 3, 2076.
Living with ICT is organizing the Information Communication Technology (ICT) Award for the 4th consecutive year. The award will felicitate innovations, enterprise, entrepreneurs’ experts and products in the ICT sector in nine different categories. Among these categories, they finalized the top 5 for Startup ICT Award, Product ICT Award, and Rising Student ICT Award.
As per jury coordinator Mr. Hempal Shrestha, they selected top 5 from the top 11 shortlisted nominees in each of these categories. They evaluated each of them based on the presentation and speed dating session held on 13 July.
Startup ICT award
They will award this award to the one up and coming start-up ICT based company which has demonstrated growth within the organization. They will select the one which created a business model successful in the long run.
Here is the finalist for the Startup ICT award category.
- E-digital Nepal, (Voting Code/ID: 101)
- Hamro Technology, (Code: 102)
- Khaalisisi, (Code: 103)
- UG Cakes, (Code:104)
- Walkman ‘Green Coins’ (Code: 105)
This award will be awarded to one innovative product released with categories from hardware & software. The Awarded product shall have the potential to impact businesses in the long run and make an impact in the lives of the mass population.
The finalists for Products category are
- Bidhana, (Voting Code/ID: 201)
- Delta Sales App, (Voting Code/ID: 202)
- Inspela, (Voting Code/ID: 203)
- M-Bank, (Voting Code/ID: 204)
- Mediflow System and Services.(Voting Code/ID: 205)
Rising Student ICT Award 2019
Rising Student ICT award This year, they have added a new award with the aim of recognizing the excellence of student’s innovation and product development in the IT Sector. With this Award, we aim to strengthen the innovative skills of IT and Engineering students of ICT sectors in Nepal. For this, they have top 5 projects prepared by college-level students which are:
- Help ER, (Voting Code: 301)
- Naya Kinmel, (Voting Code: 302)
- Prashasan-E, (Voting Code: 303)
- Raktadaan, (Voting Code: 304)
- Water Tester App (Voting Code: 305)
After the top 5 announcements in three categories, they will choose the winner through public voting. As per Mr. Rajan Lamsal, coordinator of ICT Award, they have started the vote from Midnight, 19th July. The voting will continue till August 3 and determine the winner of the awards. You can vote for your favorite category among the finalists through SMS and online voting.
How to vote for the winner of the ICT award?
- For online voting of ICT award, you need to visit their website and vote for the respective category.
- Similarly, for the SMS voting, you need to send an SMS of the format ICT<space><voting code> and send it to 31007. Find the voting code above.
The jury team will soon decide the of winners in the remaining six categories of the award – Pioneer ICT Award, Entrepreneur ICT Award, Digital Governance ICT Award, Digital Education ICT Award, Nepali Diaspora ICT Award, and Media Person ICT Award.
The ICT Award this year saw more than 200 applications in all categories. Mr. Hempal Shrestha, jury coordinator for the award this year said that they put their every effort to select the best candidate as the winner. Similarly, Director of Sushmit Group and a jury member Sushil Pokharel said that ICT Award has added enthusiasm among people involved in the ICT sector in Nepal.
The grand finale of ICT Award 2019 has been scheduled for August 17. The award ceremony will be broadcast live through various televisions, online portals, and Hamro Patro app.
Here are the details on what the organizer say about the ICT award and the reason for organizing, on their own words.
What is ICT Award?
The annual ICT Awards aim to celebrate national excellence in the discipline of IT sectors in Nepal. The awards are celebrated in conjunction with the annual ICT Awards conference held in the capital city of Nepal each year.
With participation from the diverse sector, the ICT Awards reflects the diversity of national interaction and need for a common recognition platform and standard of excellence that represents the wide breadth and impact of IT sector. This ICT Awards platform serves as a reference for the interaction between the community and IT sectors to build upon strong e-society and provides both professionals and students with tangible examples of best work in the field of IT sectors in Nepal.
The award ceremony will have smaller events such as the launch of new products, documentaries on the stories of the top 3 selected individuals in each category followed by LIVE Music and Entertainment program.
Why this event?
Twenty-first century is hugely influenced by technology, and it is considered as one of the pivotal dimension to boost the economic development of any nation. We have witnessed how technology impacts the economy of the world. With increasing impact of technology in developed and developing countries like Nepal, we believe that the fourth edition of the Living with ICT Awards for excellence in the field of Information & Communication Technology held last year served as a milestone for the tech sector and helped in innovating new and advanced ideas from our tech entrepreneurs while also giving them a sense of recognition and appreciation for their works.
We have made these awards an annual event with the hope to act as a catalyst for the growth of the ICT sector. We will look forward to creating a spotlight on these individuals and their business ideas and help in creating videos and other forms of content for these individuals.
It is an inevitable fact that the ICT sector has been moving very rapidly and newer advances in technology have impacted this field more than any other form of business. We look forward to this opportunity to empowering the Nepalese tech industry and create a benchmark for awards and recognition in the Technology sector.
Who are they?
Living with ICT is an ICT Media that caters to information which matters in technology, the developments, practices, and trends of its scope; They create tech news and updates in four striking forms: print, online, on-air and through Mobile apps.