The Golden GOVIT Awards recognize government agencies and other public sector institutions that have advanced government technology through collaboration, innovation and service.
How are the awards connected to the Government IT Symposium?
The Government IT Symposium provides a natural forum to feature and celebrate the products, services, systems and solutions that improve government IT services and benefit citizens. All nominees will be honored at an awards ceremony during the Symposium's award reception the evening of December 5, 2018 (immediately following the Wednesday sessions). In addition, there will be a dedicated space and scheduled times throughout the Symposium for nominees to discuss their projects/initiatives to attendees.
There will be one award winner selected from each of the following categories. The award winners will have demonstrated excellence and impact in:
An agency or individual can nominate themselves or they can be nominated by an internal or external source that has direct knowledge and experience with the nominee. All nominees must be employed by federal, regional or state agencies, counties, cities/townships, or state colleges/universities.
Note: The Golden GOVIT Award Subcommittee has the right to limit the amount of nominations that get passed through for peer reviewing.
Note: All projects nominated must have been implemented (or in beta stage) within the last two years of the submission deadline.
The Golden GOVIT Awards are designed to be peer reviewed and selected. Up to 15 nominations total will be presented on the Government IT Symposium event app and the Symposium website (the Government IT Symposium Steering Committee reserves the right to select the final 15 nominations). Individuals who register to attend the Symposium by the voting deadline will receive an invitation and instructions to review the posted nominations, and vote for their selections in each category (individuals will only be able to vote once in each category). Nominees receiving the highest number of votes in each category will be the award recipients. In the event of a tie score, the Steering Committee will make the final selection.
How are award winners notified?
Award winners will be announced during a special program at the end of the day on December 5th at the Saint Paul RiverCentre, with an award reception immediately following. All nominees should plan to attend the program and award reception.
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The following information will be requested on the online submission form. It is highly recommended that nomination information is created in another document and cut and pasted into the online submission form:
All nominations must be sent through the online submission form. Once you submit your nomination a confirmation will be sent to you via email. Once a nomination is submitted, it is final and no revisions can be made. Nominations will be accepted between July 16 and September 13, 2018. Nominations must be received Thursday, September 13 by 11:59 p.m. (CST).
Note: technical assistance will only be available Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.