World Wi-Fi Day Awards

  1. Case Study Awards Categories

The awards are the opportunity to recognize successful stories and celebrate the great effort on Wi-Fi deployment across the industry.

The World Wi-Fi Day Case Study Awards 2016 have the following categories:

  1. Best Wi-Fi Deployment to Connect the Unconnected in Rural Environment

This award aims to recognize the case study of Wi-Fi Deployment in a rural environment to get communities around the world connected. It will evaluate the complexity, the challenges overpassed and innovation of the solution deployed and how is helping to bridge the digital divide for that community.

This category is open for Operator, Cities and Technology Players together with their vendor partners.

The judges will be looking at how well entries meet the key criteria, as follows:

  • Complexity and/or scale of deployment
  • Innovation applied in the deployment
  • Market impact in terms of size of population
  1. Best Wi-Fi Deployment to Connect the Unconnected in Urban Environment

This award aims to recognize the case study of Wi-Fi Deployment in an urban environment to get communities around the world connected. It will evaluate the complexity, the challenges overpassed and innovation of the solution deployed and how is helping to bridge the digital divide for that community.

This category is open for Operator, Cities and Technology Players together with their vendor partners.

The judges will be looking at how well entries meet the key criteria, as follows:

  • Complexity and/or scale of deployment
  • Innovation applied in the deployment
  • Market impact in terms of size of population
  1. Best product or service to Connect the Unconnected

This award aims to recognize the case study in product or service develop to facilitate the connectivity to unconnected communities. It will evaluate the creativity and innovation associated with the products and services develop, the market adoption and the relevancy on how is helping to accelerate the connectivity penetration.

This category is open for operators, companies and organizations that develop or deliver products or services to facilitate the connectivity to unconnected communities.

The judges will be looking at how well entries meet the key criteria, as follows:

  • Creativity and Innovation applied in the product and service
  • Market impact in terms of adoption or/and relevancy
  • Improve or enhance the user experience or improves service delivery
  1. Most Innovative City or Government Program to bridge the Digital Divide

This award aims to recognize the case study with most Innovative City or Government Program to bridge the Digital Divide at a local or national level. It will evaluate how comprehensive and complex the program is. Key elements as ecosystem mobilization, go to market and status of implementation will be key for the judge’s assessment.

This category is open for Cities, Governments and organizations that develops local and national plans to bridge the digital divide.

The judges will be looking at how well entries meet the key criteria, as follows:

  • Comprehensive and complexity of the program
  • Mobilization of the ecosystem and/or go to market approach
  • Market impact and/or size and implementation status
  1. Judges – to be confirmed

 

  1. Rules for entry

Eligibility

The World Wi-Fi Day Case Study Awards 2016 are open to all companies legally formed, cities and governments.

All entries should relate with the World Wi-Fi Day Charter – Hope for Connectivity.

Submission of entries

Entries must be submitted via the online application form.

Entries must follow the word count guidance of 1500 words for a case study. Over-long entries will be disqualified.

You may submit nominations on behalf of other organizations in the same way.

Timelines

Closing date for entries is set at 23.59 EDT, 31 May. Please ensure that completed entries are received by this time.

Multiple entries

There is no limit to the number of entries permitted from a single organization. You can submit multiple entries to multiple categories.

Supporting Materials for entry:

NOTE: We aim to gather written supporting material on the entry form, a short (maximum 2 minutes) video linked to the submission will help our judges significantly in terms of visualising the use case and understanding the innovation and user benefits

ALL supporting information submitted to a maximum of:

2 x 1 page A4 documents with further information, images, graphics etc.

2 x web pages (which should be very specific to the entry) linked by URLs

1 x 2 minute (maximum) video: provide URL link

Video: Please provide a URL link to your video (e.g. via YouTube or other public, English language video platforms) on the entry form and if required, please make sure you provide a password. Videos should ideally be in the English language or with English sub titles.

Other supporting information to a maximum of TWO x 1 page A4 documents, could consist of independent information or data, extracts from analysts’ reports, testimonials or press articles, graphics etc. to support your entry. Please do make sure this supporting information is succinct and clear.

Web pages: If pointing judges to a website within your supporting materials or entry, please include a URL which is to very specific information relating to your entry, up to a maximum of three web pages, as judges will not have time to search websites looking for the pertinent information.

The on-line entry form includes an upload facility for you to provide the above links and documents. You will have the ability to upload three additional files to accompany your entry up to a maximum file size of 5MB each. These can be pdfs, jpegs, Word documents or PowerPoint, but please, as above, keep these relevant to your entry and keep the pages to a minimum of one per document.

Additional supporting materials

Additional materials are very welcome but do not form part of the formal entry. All supporting evidence must be uploaded in a single zip folder of not more than 5Mb, clearly organized and labelled with your company and entry category. Please upload a separate zip file for each category you enter.

Please do not send supporting material via post.

Language

Entries (and any supporting documents) must be submitted in English.

Entry acknowledgement

Your entry will be acknowledged via email. This is in addition to the automated email confirming online application submission. If this does not arrive within three working days, it is your responsibility to contact us to confirm arrival of your entry. Unless you have this confirmation from us, we cannot guarantee the arrival of your entry.

Judging process

Entries will be judged by an independent judging panel on the basis of the information provided on the entry forms.

Details of the judging panel discussions will not be disclosed.

The decision of the judges is final.

At the judges’ discretion an entry may be transferred from one category to another if this is deemed more appropriate.

Shortlists and winners

Shortlists will be announced on Monday 20 of June 2016, the World Wi-Fi Day.

Winners will NOT be notified prior to the presentation ceremony at WBA Wi-Fi Global Congress.

Presentation of the Awards will take place at the WBA Wi-Fi Global Congress on 29 June 2016, following the evening Networking Dinner.

Promotion

By submitting an entry to the World Wi-Fi Day Awards 2016, you authorise the WBA to use the text associated with your entry for the purposes of promoting the Awards and in WBA presentations.

Agreement

By submitting an entry for the World Wi-Fi Day Awards 2016 you agree to be bound by the World Wi-Fi Day Awards 2016 ‘Rules for entry’ and ‘Terms & Conditions’.

Confidentiality

All entries will be treated as strictly confidential. Only details of the Award winners and shortlisted entries will be published.

General enquiries

For general enquiries please contact tiago@wballiance.com

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SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Entries must be made online using the official entry form. Entries will not be accepted by any other means.

NOTES: Entries must follow the supporting materials requirement. Over-long entries will be disqualified