E Week India 2010 Awards Information
- What are the E Week India Awards?
- Who can compete for the Awards?
- What criteria determine the Awards winners?
- What documents must participating institutes submit?
- What is the process for selecting the winners?
- What do the winners get?
- When and how will the winners be notified?
- Important dates for E Week India 2010 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:
- Nilima Rovshen Creativity and Innovation Awards (1)
- Most Effective Public Awareness Campaign (1)
PLEASE NOTE: Registrations for the E Week India 2010 Awards have closed. See detailed timeline.
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:
- be an active NEN member institute
- have registered for E Week India 2010 Awards on the E Week Website (Registrations open January 4, 2010)
- have submitted the required documents for evaluation
The three main criteria determining the E Week India Champions, Runners Up, and Honor Roll awards include:
- Awareness and buzz created around entrepreneurship and E week
- Quality of programs - innovative, creative and learning oriented
- 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.
- Documentation Template for E Week India 2010 Awards
- Documentation Template for E Week India Activity Planning and Event Description
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.
What is the process for selecting the winners?
The selection process includes the following:
- NEN Consulting team members will nominate institutes based on the criteria listed in FAQ 3.
- NEN E Cells of the participating institutes will register and submit all relevant documents.
- A committee will shortlist contesting institutes based on the criteria listed above.
- A final panel of judges including NEN members, entrepreneurs, professionals, and academics will select the winning institutions.
Note: All contenders are encouraged to discuss ideas and plans with their NEN Consultants in advance to help them flesh out the details.
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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When and how will the winners be notified?
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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