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eGovernment Awards Scheme Deadline Nears
The UK Public Sector Digital Awards, formerly known as the e-Government National Awards, is a Prime Minister (David Cameron) backed initiative, driven forward online by Sift Media (of the popular UK Business Forums), in association with PublicTechnology.net and KPMG, plus a host of other leading corporate-sector & government-department partners & sponsors.
This award scheme is setup to acknowledge & thank the UK’s leading digital innovators in the public sector. Entry is free but you must go through a nomination procedure as follows, and the deadline for this year’s nominations come on the 6th October (just 1 week to go)!
After providing an email address, the applications/nominations section of the website tells us this…
You may find it simpler to prepare your nomination offline, before submitting it to the online system – please download the document below, which lists all of the questions in the online nomination system…
For your convenience, here’s a link to a plain text version of the referenced document. The guidance continues as follows…
Please read these notes before proceeding with your nomination:
- Nominations are for public sector and third sector organisations only
- however, private sector organisations may nominate public sector or third sector organisations
- Nominations close on Thursday 6 October 2011
- You will need to provide the following information – please ensure that you are permitted to do so:
- the full contact details of the person submitting this form
- the full contact details of the SRO responsible for the nominated project
- details of the nominated project
- Keep your citation brief and to the point
- please keep your citation to a maximum of 600 words
- please use text only – no images, clipart, tables, file attachments, etc
- A good citation offers a brief factual and informative overview of the project – please aim to cover the following points in your citation:
- why specifically the nomination deserves national recognition
- quantifiable and qualitative evidence of performance against targets
- proof of service delivery
- relevant testimonials, commendations, press coverage or public praise
- identify specific benefits, results or outputs that the project has achieved
- identify any efficiency, effectiveness, capacity and financial gains achieved
- provide detail on take-up, target audience reach and usership, including any measures of growth.
Then we go through a procedure of submitting all our contact details, etc.
If interested, apply now, or consider 2012!
Will it work? And for how long? Will up-and-coming independent players on the e-government scene (such as our own peaceful digital agency, Studio B) ever get a look in? Well, they say, where there’s a will there’s a way…
- www.bvsc.org/latest-news/uk-public-sector-digital-awards – BVSC introduces the opportunity.
- www.bvsc.org/latest-news/queens-award-voluntary-service-last-chance-nominate – the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service seems to be a similar scheme, run by similar people, with a similar deadline!