Rules for the DEWAE Program Challenge Responses


The sections below provide the official Rules for the DEWAE ICT Innovation Application Challenge. By entering the Award competition, participants agree to be bound by these Rules. All decisions of the DEWAE are final and without appeal.


Article 1.         No purchase or payment of any kind is required to enter or win this Challenge.


Article 2.         The Challenge is open to individuals, organizations or entities in Afghanistan for Afghan

Nationals and Afghans worldwide, see ( ).  Staff of the DEWAE and of the sponsor(s) of the Challenge, as well as members of the Committees (SEB, Panel of Judged, Challenges Evaluation Committee members and Expert Groups) are not eligible to participate in this Challenge.


a)     {C}{C}Government of Afghanistan Ministries

b)     {C}{C}President Office

c)     {C}{C}Departments working directly under the President’s office

d)     {C}{C}Provincial Governors offices

e)     {C}{C}Industry associations

f)      {C}{C}Civil society bodies.



Article 3.         An award shall be presented for IT Champion Awards (number of winners winning application may increase or decrease subject to the quality of the responses):

                                     i.          {C}{C}IT Champion Awards

a.      {C}{C}Type 1 IT Champion Awards, Total Awards 4, Each Value 2,500 US$


Article 4.         Submitted applications should fall under the following areas but not limited to below:

An applicant, entity or person from Government of Afghanistan Ministries, President Office

Departments working directly under the President’s office, Provincial Governors offices

Industry associations, civil society bodies will be required to provide all the details of the applicant or individual including his/ her name, designation and his detailed CV and certificates. In addition, the submission must give a detailed account of the Applicant’s work and accomplishments, the projects that he/she has successfully completed and the work that the Applicant is currently engaged in.


Article 5.         Submissions will be judged by each member of the Committees (SEB, Panel of Judged,

Challenges Evaluation Committee members and Expert Groups) of DEWAE program. Decisions of the members of the Committees are final and without appeal. The members of the Committees verifies that the participant meets the eligibility criteria in Article 2 above, and the application(s) meet(s) the criteria in Article 4 above. The jury judges all submissions that pass the initial screening on the contents based on the following five criteria:


Table: IT Champion Awards Evaluation Matrix



Factor Description

Score (1-10)


Weighted* Factor Score



Adequacy and completeness of Application Form (Degree to which challenge is met)






Ingenuity and Originality of work and accomplishment






Cost of maintenance and further development of work performed and accomplishments.






Impact of the work performed and accomplishments on the Operations of the potential end users in terms of improved Operations and better services and cost savings






Benefits of the Accomplishments to the Society at large.






Focus area, beneficiaries of the work performed and accomplishments.






Multiplier effect of the work and accomplishment on the development of the ICT/ mobile technology and ICT sector in the country and on the development of solutions to other problems of similar nature in other sectors and industries






Likelihood of the sustainability of work performed and accomplishments.











*Note: Weighted Factor Score= Factor score x weight of the factor




Article 6.         Submission and Registration details: Participants must register on-line before submitting their application. On-line registration and submission will be available on the Challenge website at: The on-line registration and submission period will run from 08:00 hours, 20th August 2013 Kabul Local Time until mid-night, 05th November 2013 Kabul Local Time.



When registering and submitting, the following information needs to be provided:


i. Participant information (name, Country of Residence Address, email address and phone number);

ii. Category that the entry falls in based on the applicant’s status (as per Article 3 above);

iii. Recommendation (s) that the application implements (if any) special arrangements are required

iv. Application title (optional);

v. Application outline, a brief description of the objective and function of the application (optional).


Following the registration, a registration ID and an applicant’s identification ID, a description form as well as information on the FTP area will be sent via email by DEWAE to the registered participant. The registration ID, an applicant’s identification ID and description form will be used by the participant for the submission of the application, in accordance with article 7.


Article 7.         Submission details: All submissions must be submitted in English in electronic format to

DEWAE through its FTP Address Information on the FTP will be sent to each registered

Participant by email.


Complete the application form for IT Champion award Competition   


Sign participant’s rules

Completely review and follow the instruction mentioned on Guide book of DEWAE Program


DEWAE will acknowledge receipt of the submission by email.


Article 8.         The submission period will run from 08:00 hours, 20th August 2013 Kabul Local Time until mid-night, 05th November 2013 Kabul Local Time. Only complete submissions submitted during this period will be accepted. Once a submission is submitted, the participant cannot make any changes or alterations to the submission unless they receive permission from DEWAE.


Article 9.         Participants are responsible for any expenses made in order to submit their submission(s).


Article 10.       Participants may submit more than one submission; however, applications must not be substantially similar to a prior application submitted by the same participant. A separate registration is required for each submission.


Article 11.       Submissions must be original unpublished works that are not currently under review by

Another contest or journal and must be solely owned by the participant. In addition, Submissions must not: a. violate the intellectual property rights of third parties; b. be illegal under applicable national laws and international law; and c. depict or incite hatred, defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten a specific person or social group, incite violence or conflict or otherwise violate the legal rights of third parties (including those of privacy and publicity). 


Article 12.       Participants will retain the intellectual property rights on the contents of their submissions, including the application. However, each participant grants DEWAE a limited, non-exclusive, global, one-year royalty-free right and license to use, reproduce, communicate, demonstrate make available for public display and distribute the contents of his/her submission (including the application) for DEWAE’s marketing, promotional, informational and educational or awareness purposes, via printed or digital media, including DEWAE’s website. The participant hereby represents that he/she has the legal right to grant DEWAE such license.


Article 13.       The winners for the IT Champion Award Competition will be announced on 15th October 2013. DEWAE will notify the winners during 15-31 October 2013, via the email and mobile number provided during the registration.


Article 14.       DEWAE will notify the winners via email by 05-31 October 2013. If the winner(s) cannot be contacted by DEWAE, or does not respond within (15) calendar days from the time DEWAE sends its notification, DEWAE may decide to award the prize for the Challenge to other participant(s) or not award the prize at all.


Article 15.       In addition, the winners will be invited to showcase his/her application at an event for the Presentation of DEWAE Program on any selected dates. The winners shall be responsible for any expenses incurred in order to attend the aforementioned event, including but not limited to travel and accommodation costs, travel insurance, visas, etc. They will be also responsible for all administrative formalities which might be required for his/her travel to Kabul, Afghanistan. The winner is responsible and for all applicable fees associated with the receipt and/or use of the prize (DEWAE assures that there is no fee or payment required for obtaining the prize by the winner him or herself. No transfer or substitution of the prize is permitted.


Article 16.       Participation in the Challenge constitutes the winners’ explicit consent to DEWAE’s use

the winner’s name, likeness and/or photograph for marketing, promotional and awareness purposes in any media, worldwide, without additional payment or consideration besides the award.


Article 17.       By entering the Challenge, participants agree to release and hold DEWAE harmless from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, or infringement of other third party rights arising out of or relating to their respective submissions for the Challenge.


Article 18.       Nothing herein shall constitute or be considered to be a limitation or a waiver of the privileges and immunities of the DEWAE, which are specifically reserved.