Applications are currently called for the pre-selection of nominees to the World Summit Award 2013, the ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) says. The award attempts to appreciate at an international level the ICT content and software developed to make the lives of people more comfortable. ICTA is hosting the WSA award event scheduled to be held in Colombo this October. An exhibition, Awards Gala and a Conference under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa with participation of representatives from about 164 countries are on the cards.
Nominations for the pre-selection are invited from content practitioners/innovators in the following categories for products or applications launched after 1st of January 2011:- (1)e-Government and Institutions (2) e-Health and Environment, (3)e-Learning and Education, (4)e-Entertainment and Games, (5) e-Culture and Heritage, (6)e-Science and Technology, (7) e-Business and Commerce and (8)e-Inclusion and Participation
In a reminder to applicants to ICTA’s e-Swabhimani applicants ICTA says that all applications submitted for the e-Swabhimani 2011 or 2012 need not be resubmitted. However such applications could be re-submitted if substantial improvements have been made to these product since submission.