As a member of the jury I had my hands full with the received nominations, and I would like to point out that our grading job was much easier thanks to Awards Management System implemented at IT Awards 2013.
Dragan ĆosićPolarotor

Judging Criteria and Tips

Judging Criteria

IT products will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • An innovative, original and creative product that includes consideration of markets, challenges, competition and changing customer needs
  • Functionality and Quality
  • Business policy and marketing strategy
  • The durability of the product on this market and use of new technologies

Software solutions will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • An innovative, original and creative product that includes consideration of markets, challenges, competition and changing customer needs
  • Functionality and Inovation
  • Competitiveness of software
  • Business policy and marketing strategy

Web solutions will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • An innovative, original and creative web site that includes consideration of markets, challenges, competition and changing customer needs
  • Functionality and Inovation
  • Load speed, Visibility and Competitiveness
  • Usefulness / Access to information
  • Business policy and marketing strategy

Education solutions will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • An innovative, original and creative organization that includes consideration of markets, challenges, competition and changing customer needs
  • Access to knowledge
  • Expertise / Quality Knowledge
  • Recognition
  • Business policy and marketing strategy

Marketing and customer support solutions will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • An innovative, original and creative marketing project/campaign that includes consideration of markets, challenges, competition and changing customer needs
  • Evidence of quantifiable aims/objectives and timelines
  • Relevance and justification of the strategic approach taken
  • Corporate and Social Responsibility
  • Business policy and marketing strategy

Individual Awards will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Strength of business case for a job that includes consideration of markets, challenges, competition and changing customer needs
  • Innovative spirit / Originality
  • Displays unique skills and attributes that contributed to the success
  • Levels of influence, decisiveness, drive, and passion shown/Impact on the market

Criteria for special recognition:

Special award for socially responsible company will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • An innovative, original and creative company that includes consideration of markets, challenges, competition and changing customer needs
  • Relationship with customers
  • Originality and Innovation
  • Employee Engagement
  • Business policy and results
  • Corporate and Social Responsibility

Special award for his contribution to IT education will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • An innovative, original and creative company that includes consideration of markets, challenges, competition and changing customer needs
  • Educational function and utility
  • Originality and Innovation
  • Business policy and results
  • Corporate and Social Responsibility

Special award for lifetime achievement will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • The impact on markets and customers
  • Commitment
  • Originality and Innovation
  • The time, quantity and quality which contributed to IT industry

Tips

  • Read the criteria thoroughly and ensure you include relevant information for each point
  • Make sure your project is relevant to the category chosen and write your entry specifically for the category entered
  • Put the information in the above mentioned structure and ensure each part is interlinked
  • While creativity and originality is important, demonstration with essential data will make your entry much more impressive
  • Explain what you wanted to achieve and why
  • Show evidence of a strong strategy. Give facts and don’t make assumptions
  • Make sure your forecast and results are in line with the objectives you set out to achieve
  • Once you finish writing your entry we suggest asking a colleague, who was not involved in the project, to read it. If they are not sure about something we suggest revising your entry