Nomination Guidelines

  • eSwabhimani, the "Digital Social Impact Awards" is open to any organisation or individual in Sri Lanka.
  • To take part in the Digital Social Impact Awards you must register by sending your application, using the downloadable template.
  • There is no restriction or limitation in operating platform or channels.
  • All entries have to be real products. No drafts, demonstrations or unfinished projects can be accepted.
  • The same product cannot be submitted twice (i.e. submitted again).
  • The producer must own the copyright of all pictures, sounds, contents etc used in the project/product.
  • The interface of the products can be in Sinhala, English or Tamil language. Since the panel of Jurors comprise both local and international experts, the application form has to be completed in English.
  • A product can only be submitted for one category. In case of multiple products by the same organisation, company or team, each product requires a separate submission / application.
  • None of the materials submitted will be returned. One copy/version of each product submitted will be kept in the Digital Social Impact Award archive. No commercial use of this archive will be made.
  • Incomplete submissions and those not following the Digital Social Impact Awards guidelines will be withdrawn from the selection process without notice. The decision of the Digital Social Impact Awards Grand Jury in this regard will be final.
  • When submitting a project for the Digital Social Impact Awards, participants automatically agree to the guidelines set out herein.
  • Submitting a product to the evaluation and selection process does by no means entitle a developer/ producer to any benefits.
  • All materials submitted to the Digital Social Impact Awards selection process ( CDs, DVDs and/ or any other material) must be sent to the Programme Manager, Information Communication technology agency of Sri Lanka ( ICTA), 160/24, Kirimandala Mawatha, Colombo 05, Sri Lanka, and arrive no later than 04:30 PM on 27th July 2017. ICTA will not be liable to pay for any mailing or transport costs. All products must be mailed/ couriered or delivered at the cost of the sender.
  • Entries to the Digital Social Impact Awards must respect in their contents and user interaction the UN Declaration on Human Rights. Submissions therefore which encourage war, the exercise of violence, fraud, racism or discrimination will not be accepted and eliminated from the jury process. Similarly, submissions which violate international copyright provisions will be excluded from the jury process.
  • On all matters relating to the selection process including acceptance or rejection of submissions as well in the final selection of the awardees the decision of the Grand Jury Digital Social Impact Awards will be final.
  • All applications recognized (winners) at previous e-Swabhimani awards are not eligible to apply. This does not apply to recipients of Merit and Certificate of Appreciation awardees.