• 1 - Introduction and Objectives

    APSCA organises the Radiant Awards to recognise excellence in planning, design, implementation and operation of national electronic identity schemes, applications and services. The Radiant Awards are designed to reward end-user organisations that operate public sector identity schemes together with their partners that provide supporting smart technology and identity solutions. The Radiant Awards comprise several awards that recognise vision, creativity, thought leadership, technology innovation, implementation best practices and service delivery for citizens and residents.
  • 2 - Participation Information

    Submitting an entry for the Radiant Awards is free-of-charge. Information about the Radiant Awards is disseminated via APSCA newsletters, IDM magazine and information on the APSCA website. The schedule for the Radiant Awards is:

    Key Dates
    February Official announcement, APSCA newsletter, website, IDM magazine
    14 May Opening for submissions for entries
    31 August Deadline for submission of entries
    28 September Candidates announced, evaluation and judging begins
    14 November Judging finishes
    1 December Radiant Awards Ceremony*

    * Held at the reception dinner for 11th Asian Government Forum on Electronic Identity, Dhaka, 1 December 2015.
  • 3 - Participation Eligibility

    Entry forms for the Radiant Award evaluation process can be submitted by any organisation that abides by the rules and regulations and is either a:

    1 - Nominee that is an end-user organisation that operates an electronic identity scheme for, or provides smart eID technology-based services to citizens or residents.

    or a:

    2 - Nominating organisation (including technology solutions providers) that wishes to propose a nominee that is an end-user organisation that operates an electronic identity scheme for, or provides smart eID technology-based services to citizens or residents.

    All Radiant Awards entry forms must be submitted in English and must be validated (finalised) by 31 August 2015.
  • 4 - Number of Entries

    A nominee or nominating organisation may submit a maximum of 4 different entries for the Radiant Awards, one in each of the 4 categories (see clause 5 below). The same entry may be submitted into a maximum of 2 categories (see clause 6 below).
  • 5 - Participation Process

    Entries must be submitted online at http://www.apsca.org/radiant-awards/ no later than 31 August 2015. Nominees or nominating organisations must create a Radiant Awards user account in order to complete, submit and validate an entry for evaluation by the jury. After creating an account, and clicking the link in a confirmation email, the Radiant Awards user can login to access, complete, modify or update, submit (save) and finalise the entry form. After the user submits (saves) the entry form, they will receive an email confirming that it has been submitted (saved). The entry form can be retrieved at any time, by clicking the title of the entry form at the top of each page, and modified or updated with the changes being saved by submitting (saving) the entry form again. The entry form must be validated (finalised) no later than 31 August 2015 after which the entry will be sent to the jury for evaluation and the Radiant Awards user will receive an email confirming that the entry has been validated (finalised).
  • 6 - Radiant Awards Categories

    There are 4 categories of Radiant Awards, as listed below. In 3 of the 4 categories there is more than one award available.

    Entrants for the Radiant Awards must choose, on the entry form, the primary category in which they wish to enter their submission. Entrants can also choose a secondary category in which the entry could be considered. Therefore the same entry can be submitted for consideration in 2 different categories.

    Any winning entry cannot be submitted for the same category in a following year, although it could be submitted in a different category. Here "same entry" refers to the same aspect of the same electronic identity scheme. However an electronic identity scheme that wins a Radiant Award may be eligible for submission to the same category in a following year if the scheme has undergone significant redevelopment with new capabilities and services. This will depend on the significance of the new development (determination of "significant" will be decided by the jury and their decision will be final).

    Radiant Vision Award (1)
    The Radiant Vision Award recognises forward thinking ideas that have led to significant innovations in how national electronic identity schemes are planned, designed, developed or deployed. Judges will be looking for vision, foresight and imagination. All aspects of identity systems, including but not limited to architectures, processes or technologies, are eligible for consideration if they enable a quantum leap in public sector identity applications and services.

    Radiant Pioneer Award (2)
    The Radiant Pioneer Award recognises pioneering new uses or applications of smart technology in public sector identity schemes. The technology may or may not be newly developed. Judges will be looking for submissions where public sector identity systems use technology in new ways that have not previously been deployed. Awards will be made to the two submissions where the pioneering use of the smart technology created the most significant outcome.

    Radiant Launch Award (4)
    The Radiant Launch Awards are for the 4 most significant deployments (excluding pilots) of public sector identity schemes, applications or services in the last 18 months. Up to four awards are available depending upon the quality of submissions. Key considerations for judges will be objectives of the identity scheme; planning, development and deployment challenges; smoothness of rollout; technologies used; and benefits delivered to citizens, residents and government to date.

    Radiant Service Award (2)
    The Radiant Service Award is for a national electronic identity scheme that has consistently delivered exemplary services to citizens and residents over a period of at least 5 years. Judges will be considering submissions from the perspective of citizens and looking for national eID schemes that have not only provided broader and more efficient access to government but also made life easier and more convenient for citizens and residents. Up to two awards are available.
  • 7 - Radiant Awards Jury

    The jury for the evaluation of the Radiant Awards will be made up of the Chairman of APSCA together with independent consultants that are experts in the field of electronic identity.

    Radiant Awards entrants are forbidden from contacting or communicating with the jury members in relation to their submissions under any circumstances.

    The jury may ask entrants for additional information about their submissions. Refusal to supply, or late submissions of, such information may result in the entry being disqualified.

    The decision of the Radiant Awards jury is final and no appeals against jury decisions can be made. The jury is not required to provide reasons for their marking of entries or for rejecting any entry.

    Radiant Awards entrants must provide true and accurate information in their submissions and are also prohibited from omitting important information that could lead to erroneous jury decisions. In such cases the jury reserves the right to reject an entry or disqualify the Radiant Award recipient including requiring return of the award and publication of disqualification in the media.
  • 8 - Announcement of Radiant Awards Candidates, Finalists and Winners

    Radiant Awards candidates will be officially announced on 28 September through APSCA and IDM media. A shortlist of Radiant Awards finalists will be officially announced on 14 November through APSCA and IDM media. Radiant Awards will be presented at the Radiant Awards Ceremony, at the reception dinner for the 11th Asian Government Forum on Electronic Identity, Dhaka, 1 December 2015 and results will be officially announced on 3 December through APSCA and IDM media.
  • 9 - Presentation and Acceptance of Radiant Awards

    Radiant Awards will be presented at the Radiant Awards Ceremony, held at the reception dinner for the Asian Government Forum on Electronic Identity, held in Dhaka on 1 December 2015.

    Radiant Awards must be accepted by the government agency (nominee) that implemented the national electronic identity scheme together with their key technology solutions providers (to be decided by the nominee but including any nominating organisation). If the nominee is not present at the Radiant Awards Ceremony then the award can be accepted on their behalf by either a nominating organisation or any other organisation assigned by the nominee.
  • 10 - Nature of Radiant Awards

    Radiant Awards consist only of an engraved decorative crystal trophy, having no monetary value.
  • 11 - Use of Radiant Awards

    Radiant Award entrants, including nominees and nominating organisations, grant APSCA permission to use the names of organisations entered for the Radiant Awards, including electronic identity schemes, nominee government agencies and nominating organisations, as well as photos taken at the Radiant Awards Ceremony, in APSCA and IDM media linked to the communications and promotion for the Radiant Awards. Any description of Radiant Award entrants will be taken from the 50 word summarised description of the entry included on the entry form which is the only section of the entry form which can be made public (as advised on the entry form).
  • 12 - Confidentiality and Data Privacy

    APSCA will maintain the confidentiality of all information included in submissions for the Radiant Awards with the exception of the names of nominee government agencies and their electronic identity schemes, the names of nominating organisations and the 50 word summarised description of the entry included on the entry form (all such information is related to the Use of Radiant Awards - see clause 10 above). All personal contact information collected, including Radiant Awards user account email addresses and contact information on Radiant Awards entry forms will be used only in relation to the Radiant Awards.
  • 13 - Liability

    APSCA and IDM reserve the right to reduce or extend any part of the schedule for the Radiant Awards (including dates listed in clause 1 above), postpone the Radiant Awards Ceremony or cancel the Radiant Awards for any reason. In such cases APSCA and IDM will be required to notify all entrants by email but will not be legally liable for failure to do so.
  • 14 - Disputes

    By entering the Radiant Awards, all nominees and nominating organisations unconditionally and unreservedly accept these rules and regulations which will be maintained by APSCA:

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