E Week India 2010 Awards Information


  What are the E Week India Awards?


From February 6 to 13 2010, over 450 academic institutes from the NEN community will come together across the country to promote entrepreneurship and celebrate opportunities in today's India. E Week India Award winners are those institutes that best demonstrate the spirit of E Week and provide the extraordinary leadership required to make E Week India a success.


E Week India 2010 Awards winners will be selected in 4 categories:


  • E Week India Champions (7)
  • E Week India Runners Up (9)
  • E Week India Honor Roll (23)
  • Special Awards (2)

Special Awards winners will be selected in two categories:


  1. Nilima Rovshen Creativity and Innovation Awards (1)
  2. Most Effective Public Awareness Campaign (1)

PLEASE NOTE: Registrations for the E Week India 2010 Awards have closed. See detailed timeline.


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  Who can compete for the Awards?


These awards are given to NEN Member Institutes. E Cells of NEN Member Institutes compete against each other for the Championship and other awards mentioned above. In order to compete for the awards, an institute MUST:


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  What criteria determine the Awards winners?


The three main criteria determining the E Week India Champions, Runners Up, and Honor Roll awards include:

  1. Awareness and buzz created around entrepreneurship and E week
  2. Quality of programs - innovative, creative and learning oriented
  3. Relevance to the 2010 theme - India: Opportunities Within!

In addition, participation for at least 5 of the 8 days of E Week India will be the distinct criterion for all the E Week India Awards.


Indicators of each of the criteria are provided below:


1. Awareness and Buzz:

E Week 2010 aims to create large-scale awareness and excitement around entrepreneurship and opportunities in India on NEN member campuses and in the community. Champions are expected to create this buzz, which may be indicated by:


  • Large and a diverse number of events: competitions, expositions, educational movie screenings, entrepreneur talks, awareness campaigns etc.
  • High levels of participation:
    • Management, faculty, students on campus
    • Community: students, faculty of other campuses, alumni, professionals, and entrepreneurs
  • Effective marketing of E Week India and its activities

2. Quality of Programs:

Ideally, Champions run innovative events that are a mix of fun and serious learning. Indicators to determine quality include:


  • Thoughtfully-created events that inspire, inform and educate. They are defined by:
    • Clear learning objectives
    • Sound structure, plan and content
  • High levels of participation:
  • Innovativeness and creativity
  • Sustainability - able to run on an ongoing basis beyond E Week
  • Ability to engage relevant speakers

3. Relevance to the theme - India: Opportunities Within!

We expect that Champions will make special efforts to increase public awareness about and demonstrate appreciation for the opportunities offered by challenges in various sectors in India.


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  What documents must participating institutes submit?

Institutes participating in the E Week India 2010 Awards will be expected to submit documentation to support the above. NEN has provided documentation templates to help present the information in a structured manner for the purpose of judging. Additionally, we are looking for photographs and copies of marketing collaterals to support, validate and enhance the documentation that competing institutes provide. You can view sample materials here to help guide you through the process.




Please ensure that both the documents are completely and accurately filled and e-mailed to by January 24 2010.


Marketing collaterals and photographs of events and activities should be e-mailed to and by February 9 2010.


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The selection process includes the following:


Note: All contenders are encouraged to discuss ideas and plans with their NEN Consultants in advance to help them flesh out the details.


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  What do the winners get?


E Week India Champions will receive their Championship Cups during the gala Awards Ceremony. They will be showcased on the E Week India Website and the NEN website, and in the DARE magazine. In addition, the press will be notified.


Two representatives from each E Week India Champion institutes will be flown in to receive their Championship Cups at the E Week India Awards Ceremony on Feb 13th in Bangalore. As many students are encouraged to attend as possible!


E Week Runners Up, Honor Roll winners and Special Awards winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony. These winners will receive Plaques, which will be couriered to the Principal or Director of the Institute. The awardees will be recognized on the E Week India Website and on the NEN website, and the press will also be notified


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All E Week India Awards Winners will be notified during E Week and invited to attend the Prize Giving during the Awards Ceremony in Bangalore. NEN team members will call the NEN Faculty Leaders and will e-mail both the NEN Faculty Leaders and the E Cell Leaders to let them know.


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  Important Dates for E Week India 2010 Awards

4-Jan-10 Registration for championships, Runners-up and Special Awards opens
28-Jan-10 Registration for Championships, Runners-Up and Special Awards closes
29-Jan-10 Last date to submit all documents to support full plans for E Week India 2010
09-Feb-10 Last date to submit all photographs, copies of marketing collaterals, to support the criteria
10-Feb-10 First shortlist to be announced
11-Feb-10 Final selection to be announced
12-Feb-10 Notification to the winners
13-Feb-10 E Week Award Ceremony


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