To participate in the NASSCOM Student Innovation Awards 2018, please fill out the two sections, ensuring that your responses are comprehensive, clear and detailed, as required. This form is divided into two sections: Part 1) Your details and those of the personnel supporting your nomination Part 2) Solution summary and meeting the judging criteria.
Please note that once you have successfully submitted your application, you will receive a confirmation email that will include a copy of your application. This means that we have received your application. This is of high importance and we request you to kindly inform us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org if no confirmation email is sent to you.
Your application must be endorsed by a faculty member from your institution. Please be advised that you are required to appropriately and accurately include the details of your endorser as per below.
We will contact your endorser to verify your entry so make sure to double-check all details.
This section is for background information about the solution and people behind the innovation. In your own words we want to know why the product is innovative, how well it performs and the potential in both local and international markets. In addition to the responses to the questions you may supply additional supporting information including pdfs, images, media releases, customer endorsements etc.
Maximum words allowed: 150
Maximum words allowed: 500
You can select more than one option
Response to Judging Criteria
You must convince the judges that the solution is Innovative, meets industry and user expectations (Performance), and has both local and international Potential. To assist you we have included some generic indicators. Highlight those that apply and if necessary add your own
Your solution may be described by one or more
Describe the evidence of Innovation and the name of your nominated person who can answer the judges’ questions in relation to this section should the judges require further information. (Note: This is the most important of all three criteria. You MUST be very specific and document WHY your solution is Innovative, compared to other solutions in the market. You must know who your competitors are and what is your value add. You must also document your business model and go-to-market strategy.)
One or more of these attributes may apply to your solution
Describe the evidence of Performance and the name of your nominated person who can answer the judges’ questions in relation to this section. (Note: Under Performance you need to document the solution’s design, technology platform, scalability, user interface and what it is delivering to the end-user.)
One or more of these attributes may apply to your solution
Describe the evidence of Potential and the name of your nominated person who can answer the judges’ questions in relation to this section. (Note: Within Potential the Judges are looking for an evaluation of the potential market both domestically and world-wide. You must show your understanding of the markets, your competitors and potential size of the market for your solution. You must also document in detail your marketing strategy to address the identified market, whether it is through direct sales, partnerships or channels.)
Please add here any further information you think is relevant to your entry. You may also submit brochures, supporting documentation, testimonials, references, web-sites etc.
QUESTIONNAIRE - COMMERCIAL IN CONFIDENCE
You are invited to provide a list of publications, government bodies, industry associations etc specific to your solution who should be included in any media releases we issue.
What do you want to achieve by winning a NASSCOM Innovation Student Award. Who encouraged you to take part?
Is there anything that has not been covered above in this document that you would like us to address?
TERMS & CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
The NASSCOM Innovation Student Awards program is owned and managed NASSCOM Australia. The completed entry form constitutes an acceptance of these Terms and Conditions of Entry, and are binding on this submission. Please keep a copy for your records.
Once you have successfully submitted your application, a confirmation email that includes a copy of your application will be sent to you. This is of high importance and we request you to kindly inform us immediately at email@example.com if no confirmation email is sent to you.
Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm on Friday, August 24th, 2018.
The entry form and other material submitted as part of the competition may be used by NASSCOM Australia in ongoing promotion on the www.nasscom.org.au website and in Media Releases to the public.
The Program Manager will conduct and manage all aspects of the program. The decisions of the Program Manager shall be final and binding on all parties in the event that the Program Manger is required to resolve a dispute. The Program Manager is not required to disclose the actual votes cast by individual judges or the content or outcome of discussions between the judges in reaching their determinations. The Program Manager may appoint or invite observers to witness vote-counting etc. Judges are appointed by invitation of the Program Manager to join the judging panel for the current competition.
Judges may make any enquiries and requests they see fit in order to establish the quality of a solution under consideration. Applicants are required to provide every assistance to the judges and organisers in provision of information. The judges may recommend as many or few Awards as they deem to be meritorious. The Program Manager is the granting authority and may make further enquiries as to the suitability of a recommendation to receive an Award subject to the consideration of the aims of the program.
NASSCOM Australia is not under any obligation to provide details for a refusal to accept an entry, failure to be included in the shortlist or final selection, or information received and considered by the judges or the organisers during the competition.
It is an obligation of all entrants to provide accurate and truthful information. Failure to be accepted, shortlisted or otherwise recognized does not necessarily reflect on the quality of the submitted product, but may reflect on the quality of the documentation or presentation provided and compliance with the published rules or directions of the Program Manager.
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