Date and Categories for the 16th International ICT Awards – Philippines announced

Manila - 30 October 2021: The Organizing Committee for the International ICT Awards Philippines (IICTAP) has announced that the annual event in 2022 will be staged on Saturday, 18 June 2022 during the month dedicated to the ICT Industry. Now, in its 16th year as the leading and most prestigious annual ICT awards event in the Philippines. Nominations can be submitted online starting 1 January until 31 January 2022. There will be no changes in procedures for nominating, independent compliance review, and independent judging.

The Chairperson, Mr Julian Payne, President of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (CanCham) that organizes the esteemed event, clarified that “No final decision been made of the format for the 2022 event with this to be decided in January 2022 when the external conditions for holding such events are better known.” Prior to the pandemic, the annual event was staged using a gala dinner format. And then, in 2020 and 2021 during the pandemic in virtual format using TV, Facebook Live, and YouTube.

Mr Payne confirmed that 15 categories will be open in 2022 including three Premier Category Awards (Best Company, Best Employer, and Most Innovative Company), seven Sector Category Awards, and five Business Category Awards, highlighting that: “The Business Category Awards are included to enable the widest range of business status will have the opportunity to compete on a level playing field with its peer businesses. This group of awards include Best Filipino Owned Company, Best Foreign-owned Company, Best Company Outside the National Capital Region, Best SME Company, and Best Start-up Company.” He also confirmed that the eligibility and judging criteria for all continuing awards from 2021 remain unchanged.

He announced that there will be two new sector category awards in 2022 for: Best Company using ICT to provide Accounting Services and for Best Company using ICT to provide Legal Services. He explained “We like to maintain continuity so nominees will be familiar with the categories in considering most appropriate categories in which to compete. However, we do make adjustments in the mix of sector categories to reflect increasing use of ICT services in other sectors.” The eligibility and judging criteria for the two new categories will be announced later in November after further consultations with stakeholders.

Detailed information on the 2022 International ICT Awards Philippines can be accessed on the IICTAP website at http://www.ictawards.org.ph. Questions can also be sent to the Organizing Committee via email at IICTAP2022@ictawards.org.ph with answers posted on the website.

Further enquiries by the media about the event please contact the Organizing Committee at: info@ictawards.org.ph.

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