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OGCIO invites Leading Organisers for Hong Kong ICT Awards 2022
     The Hong Kong ICT Awards (HKICTA) 2022, steered by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO), will be open for enrolment in the middle of this year and will announce its results in the awards presentation ceremony to be held towards the end of this year. The OGCIO is now inviting proposals from interested non-profit organisations or industry associations to take part as Leading Organisers for the HKICTA 2022.

     The HKICTA aims at recognising and promoting outstanding information and communications technology (ICT) inventions and applications, thereby facilitating innovation and excellence among Hong Kong's ICT talent and enterprises. Through concerted efforts of the ICT sector, academia and the Government, this annual signature event has already given over 1 800 awards to recognise outstanding local ICT products and solutions since its debut in 2006. Award winners also have the opportunity to be nominated for regional and international awards. Hong Kong entries have scooped remarkable prizes, with recent examples including eight HKICTA 2020 winners attaining awards in the 20th Asia Pacific Information and Communications Technology Alliance Awards and three winners attaining awards in the World Information Technology and Services Alliance 2021 Global ICT Excellence Awards. This is a clear showcase of the outstanding achievements of Hong Kong's ICT industry.
     The HKICTA 2022 consists of eight award categories. They are:
* Digital Entertainment Award
* FinTech Award
* ICT Startup Award
* Smart Business Award
* Smart Living Award
* Smart Mobility Award
* Smart People Award
* Student Innovation Award
     The OGCIO welcomes all professional bodies, trade associations or other non-profit organisations to apply to become Leading Organisers, which are responsible for recruiting and screening entries, promoting the HKICTA through their networks, planning and managing the adjudication process, and holding individual presentation ceremonies for their categories. The selection of Leading Organisers will be conducted through an open and fair process based on an established assessment mechanism and criteria taking into account the effectiveness of proposals as well as the capability and past performance of the applicants.
     Organisations interested in being a Leading Organiser can contact the OGCIO at 2582 4318 or email hkictawards@ogcio.gov.hk to obtain a set of the application documents (including a Request for Proposal and a Proposal Form). The deadline for submission is February 17. Further details are available on the website of the HKICTA (www.hkictawards.hk).
Ends/Friday, January 21, 2022
Issued at HKT 12:00
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