By Wilson T Mtetwa.
The ministry of ICT Postal Courier Services has announced the next upcoming annual ICT achievers awards 2013 slated for 7 December.
With an unfortunate blunder, their main website www.ictachieversawards.org.zw seems dysfunctional, or showing wrong content, probably a template still running to be updated either way we are not sure, but it does not look like it has been hacked.
The Ministry is calling out for nominees in various categories and has asked members of the public and organizations to submit their own applications or nominate individuals they note to be worthy.
In a statement, they stated, Each nomination form should be accompanied by a motivational write up of no more than 500 words. “clearly justifying why the nominee deserves the award.”
We previously debated such a system to be very weak and porous as the adjudicators may be forced to judge more on what a nominee claims to have done more than he/she has actually done since its all really much about presenting your profile to convince, and real good works may be overlooked.
Rather for last year`s category, which were greatly debatable, esp the top ICT website public and private sector, the ICT journalist Of The Year, and Innovative entrepreneur, they should have rather asked for content, proof or actually rigorously go through the evidence that is reported to have been accomplished before confirming the report.
This we hope this time around they have done their homework pretty well to polish up and close all possible loopholes.
These are the current categories which are going to be battled out for
Top ICT Company of the Year.
ICT Project of the Year(Private Sector)
ICT Project of the Year(Public Sector)
Top ICT Supportive Bank of the year.
Top ICT Public Website of the year.
Top Web Developer of the year.
Top ICT Rural School of the year.
Top ICT Urban School of the year.
Top ICT Educator of the year.
Top NGO Promoter of ICT of the year.
Top ICT Businesswoman of the year.
Top ICT Businessman of the year.
Top ICT Journalist of the Year.
Top ICT User Ministry of the Year.
Nominations are open to Zimbabwean Citizens and all companies registered in Zimbabwe.
Each nomination form should be accompanied by a motivational write up of no more than 500 words. “clearly justifying why the nominee deserves the award.”
Nominations may be made via www.ictachieversawards.org.zw or www.ictministry.gov.zw by completing and submitting the electronic nomination forms or hand deliver The Ministry of ICTPCS, 7th Floor Bank Chambers Building, 76 Samora Machel Harare.
The deadline for nominations is 20 November 2013.