Rules Of Entry

Rules Of Entry

Eligibility:

The GSMA ‘s Global Mobile Awards 2014 are open to all eligible mobile industry and supporting industry companies in the broad eco-system, as defined in the individual category eligibility sections in each category (most include GSMA Members, Associate Members or  Non-members). All network products, services, solutions, initiatives etc entered must be supportive of, or be deployed over/accessible through mobile networks.

All products or services submitted for the Global Mobile Awards must have been commercially available in at least one market or territory ahead of the awards deadline of Friday 29th November 2013, except where trials and pilots are eligible as per the individual category eligibility descriptions.

Products can be manufactured, or service provided anywhere in the world.

Agreement:

The ‘Rules of Entry’ as defined here for the Global Mobile Awards 2014 (“Rules”) incorporate the Awards General Terms & Conditions. The Terms shall govern in event of conflict. You agree to be bound by the Rules and Terms by submitting an entry for the Awards.

Awards Deadline and Closing Date :

The final closing date for entries to the Global Mobile Awards is Friday 6th December 2013 (5pm GMT).

Entry Form Submission:

Entries must be submitted online via the GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards Web Site with credit card or bank transfer of the appropriate fee.

Language:

Entries will only be accepted when submitted in the English language, except for Category 7, Government Mobile Excellence Awards. When uploading supporting files, to accompany entries, please supply with either an English text translation of materials submitted in an accompanying word document. Videos in other languages are acceptable with English subtitles.

Entry Acknowledgement:

Following electronic confirmation of receipt of the entry form by the GSMA , you will be emailed with an Entry Reference Number. This number should be stated on any payment details or queries.

Multiple Entries:

There is no maximum number of entries permitted from a single organisation. You can submit as many different entries to as many categories as you would like. However, each individual entry submitted is liable to a separate entry fee.

Entry Fees:

€450 per entry for GSM Association Members & Associate Members
€500 per entry for Non GSM Association Members & Associate Members
€200 per entry for Category 3: Social and Economic Development

*On-line payment by credit card is preferred. We accept AMEX, Visa & Mastercard. For queries regarding payment, please contact [email protected]. If credit card payment is not possible, you can do a wire transfer, bank details can be found here.

Please ensure you mark your payment with your Entry Reference Number, which you are provided with once your entry is submitted when making payment.

Entries will not be processed until full payment has been received.

Payment & Closing Date:

Complete entries must be received and paid in full by the final deadline date to be considered. Entry fees paid by international money order must be received, together with the completed entry form, prior to, or by the final deadline of Friday 6th December 2013 (5:00pm (GMT).

Entry fees are payable for each entry submitted. One entry is defined as a submission proposing a product, service, initiative or company for one Award category or sub-category. If the same product, service, initiative or company is proposed for two or more Award categories or sub-categories, two or more entry fees are payable as appropriate. Entry fees are non-refundable. A secure online payment system is provided by Secure Trading.

Additional Supporting Materials:

Additional on-line documents are accepted for each category (please check category description under ‘Entry process & Formats’):

This year, the submission of video to support your entry/entries is very positively encouraged – and underlined by our awards judges!

You may provide one URL to a video link demonstrating your entry. This should be either privately or publicly posted to YouTube (if a private post, please provide a user name and password for judges to access). The video should be between 3 and 5 minutes in length, but no more.

For on-line links, if pointing judges to a website within your entry, please refer to one website URL, where specific information relating to your product or service entry can be found (as judges will not have time to surf websites looking for the information).

The on-line entry form includes an upload facility for you to provide multimedia. You will have the ability to upload 5 additional files to accompany your entry up to a maximum file size of 5MB each. These can be illustration pdfs, such as for customer testimonials, jpeg for photos or PowerPoint for technical diagrams or statistics, but please keep these relevant to your entry and keep the pages to a maximum of 2.

By submitting any materials, you grant the GSMA permission to utilise them in promotions and other activities relating to the GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards, post the event.

Judging Process:

Entries will be judged on the basis of the information provided to the independent judging panel on the entry form and additional supporting materials where required (see above). Details of the judging panel meetings will not be disclosed, nor will correspondence be entered into by the GSMA regarding validation or qualification of entries or the decision of the judges.

Confidentiality:

Entries will be treated as strictly confidential. Only details of the award winners and selected commended or nominated entries in each category will be published prior to, or after the presentation.

Winners:

The decision of the judges is final. No correspondence will be entered into. The nominees will be notified, and announced publicly in a press release, prior to the Mobile World Congress in February 2014 in time to make arrangements to attend the presentation ceremony. Presentation of the awards will be made on Tuesday 25th February 2014 (full details to be confirmed nearer the time).

Promotion:

By entering the GSMA ‘s Global Mobile Awards, companies are expressly authorising the GSMA to use the specific text and visual materials submitted for the purposes of promoting the GSM industry in GSMA presentations, reports for publication, web site and media activities as well as all other forms of promotional/publicity materials post the awards event.

General Enquiries:

For general enquiries regarding the Global Mobile Awards 2014, please contact [email protected]

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