The Hong Kong Computer Society (HKCS) began its call for applications for the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2013 (HKICTA2013): Best Business Awards on Tuesday (November 13, 2012). According to HKCS representatives, the HKICTA2013 is a set of awards given to deserving organisations in recognition of their achievements in the development and deployment of ICT business applications in Hong Kong.
These awards will be in three categories: Best Business (Application) Award, Best Business (Product) Award and Best business (Start-up) Company Award. Within each category, Gold, Silver and Bronze trophies or Certificates will be handed out. In addition, a single Grand Award will be conferred on one of the three Gold award winners.
"The HKICTA2013: Best business Award is aimed at promoting greater use of ICT in business and daily life, encourage creative software development and simulate local innovation," said the President of the HKCS Stephen Lau, JP, on Tuesday. He also said that winners could be selected for entry to the Asia Pacific Information & Communications Technology Awards (APICTA) programme for even greater, more regional, honours.
Lau went on to highlight some key requisites for entry to the HKICTA2013 programme. "In order to ensure the awards will principally benefit the local ICT industry, all applications must be endorsed by a locally registered company," he said. "A significant part of the development effort must come from local resources. Development tools can be local software or overseas software, but more weight will be attached to entries that demonstrate the use of local products."
The HKCS will be accepting nominations/applications from November 12, 2012 through January 11, 2013. More information can be found at www.hkcs.org.hk/ictawards.
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