26-28 JUNE 2019

26-28 JUNE 2019

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the GSMA’s Asia Mobile Awards and what do they aim to do?

The Asia Mobile Awards – or AMOs – offer organisations across the region’s mobile ecosystem (including vertical industries) the opportunity to showcase the latest and greatest mobile products, apps, devices, services and initiatives to the industry and the world. They are open to all eligible mobile companies and supporters of the mobile ecosystem – including GSMA Members, Associate Members and Non-members.

The presentation of the Awards takes place during the MWC Shanghai (26 – 28 June 2019).

What are the Awards for?

The AMOs recognise everything from game-changing mobile devices and technologies, to applications and services developed for, or available in Asian markets, showcasing the ever growing value that mobility brings to users, industries, businesses, communities and economies across Asia’s countries and regions.

How long have they been running?

The AMOs were first presented in 2006 at the GSMA’s Asia events in Singapore, then Hong Kong and Macau until 2010. This year is the Fourth year, they return to the MWC Shanghai.

What is the GSMA?

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting more than 750 operators with over 350 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces the industry-leading MWC events held annually in Barcelona, Los Angeles and Shanghai, as well as the Mobile 360 Series of regional conferences. For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at www.gsma.com. Follow the GSMA on Twitter: @GSMA.

Who can enter the Awards?

See eligibility sections within the individual awards categories. The Asia Mobile Awards recognise and celebrate all contributions made to the evolving and developing mobile industry in Asia. Companies and organisations from all over the world are welcome to enter as long as they serve customers in countries and regions of Asia with commercially available services, applications, or products that are either created, manufactured or available in at least one market of the region.

How do you define the Asia Region?

We define Asia as the North, East, South and South East Asia Regions, plus the Pacific Region.

How do I enter the Awards?

By completing the online entry form once you have decided which category or categories you wish to enter. In the category information page, click the “Submit Your Entries” button. The specific questions you will be asked on this form are also provided as a preview within the category descriptions so that you can prepare your answers.

How many Award entries can I submit?

Multiple entries may be submitted. You can enter as many different categories as you wish. There is no limit on the number of entries you may submit per category. See below for applicable fees.

Do I have to be a member of the Association to enter the Awards?

No. The Awards are open to all eligible mobile companies, and supporters of the mobile ecosystem – GSMA Members, Associate Members and Non-members.

When can I enter?

Entries for the AMOs are welcome now – completed entry forms and payment must be received by the closing date of Wednesday, 10th April 2019 (at 5pm CST).

When is the entry deadline?

The entry deadline for the AMOs 2019 is Wednesday, 10th April 2019 (at 5pm CST).

Is there an entry fee?

Yes – Entry fees are payable for each entry submitted, for categories (except for 4YFN Award Shanghai) as follows:

  • $100 USD per entry by GSMA Members/Associate Members
  • $120 USD per entry by Non GSMA Members

Note: All categories are open for submission here, except Outstanding Contribution to the Asian Mobile Industry which is by Judges’ nomination only.

Why is there an entry fee?

As the GSMA is a non-profit organisation, the entry fees help cover the costs associated with the administration and processing of entries received. Fees also contribute towards publicity, marketing and other costs for the Awards as well as to the Awards event itself.

How can payment be made?

On-line payment by credit card is preferred. We accept international credit cards – AMEX, Visa and Mastercard. For queries regarding payment, please contact [email protected].

If credit card payment is not possible, you can do a wire transfer, bank details can be found here. Please Note – Entries will not be processed until full payment has been received.

Are the fees refundable if I decide to cancel my entry?

Entry fees are non-refundable once payment has been submitted.

Will I be sent an acknowledgement and/or receipt for my entry?

On completing and submitting the entry form, you will be sent an Entry Reference number, which should be used in any queries.

What supporting materials are allowed?

Additional on-line documents are accepted for each category. Video submissions are strongly recommended to help our judges significantly in terms of visualising the use case and understanding the innovation and user benefits.

For category: Best Mobile Service for Connected Living in Asia, 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.

For category: 4YFN Award Shanghai, the entry submission and judging process will be managed by the 4YFN team, please refer to the criteria and eligibility on the 4YFN entry form.

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, Youku 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 subtitles.

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.

What formats should I send for video and picture materials?

As above, the on-line entry form includes an upload facility for you to provide multimedia. You will have the ability to upload 3 additional files to accompany your entry up to a maximum file size of 5MB each. These can be illustration pdfs, such as for customer testimonials, jpeg for photos or PowerPoint for technical diagrams or statistics, word for text documents etc. but please keep these relevant to your entry and keep the pages to a minimum of one for each document. You can also provide one URL to a video link for public video platforms and if required, please make sure you provide a password.

For the format of supporting material of category 4YFN Award Shanghai, please refer to the 4YFN online entry form for information.

What are the categories for the AMOs 2019?

The categories are as follows:
1. Mobile Tech
a. Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough in Asia
b. Best IoT Innovation for Mobile Networks in Asia
c. Asia 5G Innovation Award (NEW)
d. Best Smartphone in 2019

2. Consumer
a. Best Mobile Service for Connected Living in Asia

3. Fourth Industrial Revolution
a. Best Mobile Innovation for Smart Cities in Asia

4. Social Good
a. Outstanding Mobile Contribution to the UN SDGs in Asia

5. Outstanding Achievement
a. Outstanding Contribution to the Asian Mobile Industry (Not Open for Entry)
b. Women4Tech – Asia Industry Leadership Award

6. 4YFN Award Shanghai 2019
a. 4YFN Award Shanghai 2019

Note: All categories are open for submission here, except Outstanding Contribution to the Asian Mobile Industry which is by Judges’ nomination only.

When will the nominations be announced?

The GSMA will announce the full shortlist of nominees in early June 2019.

When will the winners be announced?

The winners will be presented at the MWC Shanghai on Wednesday, 26 June 2019. Full details of the ceremony will be published soon.

How does the judging process work?

Entries will be judged against the criteria outlined in each of the category descriptions and the specific information requested on the entry forms. Assessment by the judges will take place in May 2019 and discussions and decisions based solely on this information supplied.

Who are the judges?

The judges are independent journalists, analysts, academic and subject matter experts and in some cases mobile operator representatives, from across Asia.

When and where does the Awards Ceremony take place?

The Asia Mobile Awards Ceremony takes place at MWC Shanghai on Wednesday, 26 June 2019, unless advised otherswise.

How do I attend the AMOs Ceremony?

Details will be announced soon regarding the AMOs Ceremony.

How can my company get involved in the Awards as a sponsor?

The AMOs provide significant opportunities for industry-leading companies to partner with the GSMA and the wider mobile ecosystem, and raise your company’s profile at Asia’s leading mobile event. If you wish to celebrate the extraordinary contribution and impact of mobile communications with us and be indelibly associated with recognising the game changers, consider sponsoring the AMOs.

For more details, please contact our team at [email protected].

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