A65. No. The Winners (and Finalists) receive just the public designation as such and a modest glass International ICT Awards plaque to commemorate such designation. Past Winners are also listed in each annual program for the latest event. A company which is the Winner ihree consecutive years in a specific category is also listed in the International ICT Awards Hall of Fame which is publicized annually.
Q64. Are there plans to have any city outside of the National Capital Region host future International ICT Awards Gala Events?
A64. There are no plans to date to hold the annual Gala Event outside the NCR. The NCR is the most central location not only for potential nominees and sponsors within the NCR but also for most potential nominees and sponsors in third cities who would have in many cases to travel by flights via NAIA or Clark airports to get to a host city other in the NCR.
Q63. Can nominees send submissions via direct e-mail to the International ICT Awards Philippines Secretariat?
A63. No, all nominations and supporting information for the International ICT Awards Philippines must be completed and submitted online using the International ICT Awards Nomination Forms, accessible at www.ictawards.org.phwith no required fields left blank. Click here.
Q62. When will the members of the Judging Panel for the 2019 International ICT Awards be announced?
A62. Since 2014, members of the Judging Panel have not, as a precaution, been announced until the announcement of the Winners at the Gala Night in order to avoid any perceived risk to the integrity of the judging process.
Q61. Why does the Judging Panel for the International ICT Awards not include international celebrities like some other awards events?
A61. The members of the Judging Panel of the International ICT Awards Philippines are selected on the basis of their familiarity and professional knowledge of the Philippine ICT Services Sector and availability to meet collectively to review and evaluate all eligible nominations. International celebriteies do not usually have the familiarity to fit this profile nor have the time required for the judging process, which includes at least four (4) half-day meetings.
Q60. Why must there now be at least three (3) eligible nominations for an award to be given?
A60. In past years, there have been occasions where there was only one nomination for a specific award with no competitive selection. To avoid this situation, it was decided by the organizers that there has to be at least three (3) nominations in an award category to enhance the value of the award category as having been determined competitively.
Q59. What is the role of NICP as an endorser?
A59. The role of the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP) is solely as an endorser of the event which it recognizes as supporting excellence in the Philippines ICT services sector. There is no financial support by NICP to the International ICT Awards Philippines nor payment by the ICT Awards Philippines to NICP. NICP will have no part of the decision-making process in determining the judging criteria for categories and members of the panel of judges nor accept and manage nominations.
Q58. What is the role of DICT as an endorser?
A58. The role of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is solely as an endorser of the event which it recognizes as supporting excellence in the Philippines ICT services sector. There is no financial support by DICT to the International ICT Awards Philippines nor payment by the ICT Awards Philippines to DICT. DICT will have no part of the decision-making process in determining the judging criteria for categories and members of the panel of judges nor accept and manage nominations.
Q57. Why is IBPAP no longer associated to the International ICT Awards Philippines for 2019?
A57. Each year, the Board of Trustees of CanCham and Board of Trustees of IBPAP evaluate which projects they will continue to organize and/or otherwise support. For 2019, the CanCham Board agreed to continue to be the lead organizer of the event whereas the IBPAP Board decided to no longer continue an association with the event given other priorities.
Q56. Which organization is now the lead organizer for the 2019 event and which organizations are now endorsing the International ICT Awards Philippines 2019?
A56. CanCham has been lead organizer since 2007 and will be lead organizer in 2019. IBPAP has been associated with the event since 2007 but has decided not to continue an association in 2019. DICT and NICP have both for the first time decided to endorse the event starting in 2019.
Q55. Is the full list of the ICT Awards nominees made public? Are the past nominees made public?
A55. No. In inviting companies to submit nominations for the ICT Awards, there are Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA) with nominees that the nominations will not be made public and there will be no releases about the nominees unless and except they are declared finalists (which are announced at the International ICT Awards Gala Dinner). The only parties who are informed about the nominees are the ICT Awards Organizing Committee, the Panel of Judges, and the official auditors of ICT Awards.
Q54. Do companies need to be purely Finance and Accounting-related to be qualified or eligible to be nominated in the Best Company of the Year Providing Services for Finance and Accounting?
A54. To be eligible and qualified to be nominated in any award category of the International ICT Awards Philippines, the company must have earned at least 50% of its gross revenue from providing IT-BPM services to offshore clients or to in-house company units outside the Philippines during the company’s last financial year. To be eligible and qualified to be nominated as Best Company of the Year Providing Services for Finance and Accounting, the company must, in addition, have earned at least 50% of its gross revenue from providing outsourced services for finance and accounting to offshore clients and/or to in-house company units outside the Philippines during the company’s last financial year.
Q53. Do companies need to be purely IT/Software Development-related to be qualified or eligible to be nominated in the Best Company of the Year for Information Technology & Software Development?
A53. To be eligible and qualified to be nominated in any award category of the International ICT Awards Philippines, the company must have earned at least 50% of its gross revenue from providing IT-BPM services to offshore clients or to in-house company units outside the Philippines during the company’s last financial year. To be eligible and qualified to be nominated as Best Company of the Year for Information Technology & Software Development, the company must, in addition, have earned at least 50% of its gross revenue from providing software design and development services to offshore clients and/or to in-house company units outside the Philippines during the company’s last financial year.
Q52. In the Eligibility requirement in any award category of the International ICT Awards, what does “in-house company units” mean?
A52. The term “in-house company units” mean shared services companies or captives that are set up by a parent company to carry out centralized work for the entire company for a particular country, region, or global setup. These companies differ from the outsourcing model in that they are entities within an organization that deliver specialized services to other business units of that organization.
Q51. Are sponsors for International ICT Awards allowed to submit nomination (s)?
A51. No. Sponsors, organizers, and other partners of ICT Awards are not allowed to submit nominations. This restriction is to avoid the perception that being a sponsor may give a sponsor's nominee an advantage in the judging of nominations. However, sponsors may suggest to third parties that they may self-nominate or be nominated by another third party who is not a sponsor, organizer, or other partner in the organization, management, financing or judging of the International ICT Awards.
Q50. Why does information have to be for latest financial year rather than latest calendar year?
A50. The requirement is more specifically for information to be for the latest financial year ending in 2016. The reasons for using the latest financial year ending in 2016 are: (a) if necessary data provided can be verified by referring to a required official document of the company covering a completed 12-month period; & (b) to avoid requiring nominees to have to collect and provide information for a different period in addition to that covered by an annual report for a company's financial year.
Q49 In the judging criteria for several award categories what does “support company public goods” refer to?
A49. In the judging criteria, the reference is more specifically to “support by company of public goods” with this referring to support for such things as promoting and supporting anti-corruption, good governance, the ICT industry, and corporate social responsibility by the company in addition to its own specific commercial interests.
Q48 In the judging criteria for several award categories does the reference to “country clientele” refer to global customers, local customers, or both?
A48. In the judging criteria, the reference to “company clientele” refers to both global and local clientele and, in the case of the Award for Best Global In-house Company” it refers to internal company clients.
Q47. In the judging criteria for “Employer of the Year” under Company HR management, what does “Results achieved by managers” refer to?
A47 In the judging criteria for “Employer of the Year”, “results achieved by managers” refers to achievements and outcomes as a result of policies and work implemented by the company with respect to Human Resources management.
Q46. In the judging criteria for “Employer of the Year” under “Depth and breadth of competencies”, what does “employee qualification” refer to?
A46. In the judging criteria for “Employer of the Year”, “Employees qualification” refers to professional and/technical qualifications as well as expertize and skills that the company expects from and develops in its employees.
Q45.May a nominee provide with its Annual Report a commentary about what parts are relevant to support the nomination?
A45. No. This cannot be provided directly with the Annual Report. However, a nominee may include such a commentary in the seperate option to provide one page of additional information.
Q44. May a nominee attach an extract from the latest published Annual Report in the option to attach a soft copy of the latest published Annual Report in financial year ending in 2016?
A44. Yes a nominee may provide a single extract instead of complete Annual Report providing: (a) it is an extract with the exact text as published in the Annual Report for financial year ending in in 2016; and (b) it is submitted as a single file (not as a folder with multiple extracts or multiple separate extracts).
Q43. Is there a limit to page and font sizes for the additional page of supporting information that nominees have the option to provide with a nomination?
A43. As some judges may want to download the page to put in a binder, the text should be in Ariel font/minimum 10 pitch (or other font with equivelant size pitch) that can be printed on one Letter or A4 size paper. Do not use larger sized paper such as Legal.
Q41. Will the Organizing Committee advise a company whether it is eligible for a specific category before it submits a nomination?
A41. No. Committee does not review the nominations to determine eligibility until immediately after the deadline and close of nominations when it confirms the nominations are eligible for submission to the Judging Panel. However if a company has questions about interpretation of eligibility criteria it may submit this to the Organizing Committee providing this is submitted not later than January 21 so that the answer can be posted under ALERTS and/or FAQs for all nominees to see and take into consideration.
Q40. Who determines the eligibility of a nomination if there are questions or uncertainty about a specific case, the Organizing Committee or the Judging Panel?
A40. The Organizing Committee determines all questions of eligibility. The role of the Judging Panel is to evaluate and rate the supporting information provided with the nomination in terms of meeting the specific judging criteria published for the Award Category.
Q39. When is the deadline of submitting nominations in 2017 for the 11th International ICT Awards Philippines?
A39. The deadline for receiving nominations for the 11th international ICT Awards Philippines is Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 23:59 hours (11:59 pm).
Q38. Will the deadline for submitting nominations for the 2017 awards be extended (as it has been in some other years)?