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Rules of Entry

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Introduction

The GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards (The Glomo Awards) recognise and celebrate all contributions made to the evolving and developing mobile industry. Companies and organisations from all over the world are welcome to enter in our wide range of categories covering broad aspects of the mobile industry. These awards encourage and support entries which grow and enhance the mobile eco-system and advance the value of mobile communications with noticeable benefits to the wider industry.

Eligibility

The Glomo Awards 2017 are open to all eligible mobile industry and supporting industry companies in the broad eco-system, as defined in the individual eligibility sections for each category. The broad mobile eco-system (including GSMA members and non-members) including organisations from vertical industries are eligible for most categories.

All products or services submitted for the Glomo Awards must have been available in at least one market or territory during by the end of 2016, except where trials or pilots are eligible as per the individual category descriptions.

All products, devices, applications, services, solutions or initiatives submitted must utilise, be supportive of, deployed over, or accessible through mobile (or cellular) connectivity based on open industry standards. These can be developed, manufactured, delivered or provided anywhere in the world.

Agreement

The ‘Rules of Entry’ as defined here for the Global Mobile Awards 2017 (“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 official closing date for entries to the Global Mobile Awards is Wednesday 23rd November 2016 at 5pm GMT.

Entry Form Submission

Entries must be submitted online via this website (the GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards) 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, The Government Excellence Award only. When uploading supporting URL links and files, to accompany entries (supporting materials) please ensure that they are in English. 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

Categories 1, 2, 5 and 6:
€ 450 per entry by GSMA Members / Associate Members
€ 500 per entry by Non GSMA Members

Category 3 – Social & Economic Development
€ 200 per entry for all Entrants

Category 4 – Best Mobile Apps
€ 250 per entry for all Entrants

Note: There are no fees for entrants in Category 7: The Government Excellence Award & 8b: Women4Tech Mobile Industry Leadership Award.

On-line payment by credit card is preferred. We accept AMEX, Visa & Mastercard.

For queries regarding payment, please contact awards@globalmobileawards.com. 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 will be provided with once your entry is submitted, at the payment stage.

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 bank transfer must be received, together with the completed entry form, prior to, or by the final deadline of Wednesday 23rd November 2016 (5:00pm GMT).  

Entry fees are payable for each entry submitted, as above. One entry is defined as a submission proposing a device, product, service, application, initiative or company for one Award category or sub-category. 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 forms, supporting materials & formats’). Video submissions are not mandatory but will help our judges significantly in terms of visualising the use case and understanding the innovation and user benefits. See below for further information on video links.

Best Mobile Apps: For Categories 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 4e (Best Mobile Apps) we request entrants to please provide a link to where the app can be downloaded on one of the main app stores, or your website and a redemption code for free access (if the app is not free) so that our judges can download and experience the app for themselves.

Please keep supporting information submitted to a maximum of:

  • • One x 3 minute (maximum) video
  • • Three x 1 page documents with further information, images, graphics etc.
  • • Three x web pages (which should be very specific to the entry) linked by URLs         

Video: Please provide a URL link to your video (e.g. via YouTube, Vimeo 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 three x 1 page 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

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, in accordance with stated category requirements. The decision of the judges is final. 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.

Accuracy of Submissions 

At the time and date of submitting an entry online, entrants thereby confirm that the information supplied is truthful and accurate. If information is subsequently found to be inaccurate or incorrect, the entry or entries will be disqualified. If entries fail to meet the eligibility or criteria set out, they may be withdrawn from the awards competition. In the event of disqualification or withdrawal, entrants will not be notified.

Confidentiality

Entries will be treated by the GSMA as confidential. Only details of the award winners and a shortlist of selected commended or nominated entries in each category will be published prior to, or after the presentation. Please note however that entries are judged by external journalists, analysts and many others for which we simply cannot guarantee confidentiality, so please do not submit information or materials within them that you do not wish to have in the public domain (see also “Promotion” below)

Nominees & Winners

The nominees will be notified, and announced publicly in a press release during January 2017, prior to the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (27 February – 3 March 2017). The Global Mobile Awards presentation will take place during the week of the event, a schedule of presentation dates and times will be published in advance of the event.

Promotion

By entering the GSMA ‘s Global Mobile Awards, companies are expressly authorising the GSMA to use the specific text, video 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 2017, please contact awards@globalmobileawards.com