The Payload Asia Awards 2017 recognises excellence in two separate but complementary methods by awarding winners through a dual-track awards programme comprised of: Customer Choice Awards and Industry Choice Awards.
The winners in the Customer Choice Awards will be selected by an online transparent and independently audited voting process that represents the views and decisions of customers, business partners and Payload Asia readers. The winners in the Industry Choice Awards will be selected by an international panel of industry-wide experts who will analyse and score the nominations received.
A full list of those companies who have been nominated – either through 3rd party nominations or self-nomination – will be submitted to the industry panel for scoring. Importantly, industry experts will not be allowed to judge categories in which they have a direct conflict of interest. For example: A representative from a carrier will not be allowed to judge any carrier-related categories.
Independent auditors will vet the voting process and verify the final tally.
The entire nomination, voting and judging process will be divided into the following phases:
Nomination Period: 27 March – 5 May 2017
Companies wishing to participate in this event will be nominated by its customers, business partners, Payload Asia readers, or sign up as self-nominated candidates for the relevant awards categories. Each awards category has specific eligibility and assessment criteria and all entries will be submitted via an online entry form.
Customer Choice Awards – Online voting period: 22 June – 17 August 2017
All participating nominees will undergo an online voting process by customers, business partners, and Payload Asia readers starting from 22 June. During this period, Payload Asia e-Newsletter and awards website (awards.payloadasia.com) will cover the voting process until 17 August 2017. The voting process and final tally is audited by an external accredited entity to ensure integrity, fairness and transparency.
Industry Choice Awards – Judging period: 22 June – 3 August 2017
The winners will be selected by an international panel of expert judges, who will analyse and score the nominations received. A full list of those enterprises (nominated either by customers, business partners, readers or themselves) will be submitted to the industry judging panel for analysis and ranking. The voting process and final tally is audited by an external accredited entity to ensure integrity, fairness and transparency.
Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner: 12 October 2017
The final winners of Customer Choice Awards and Industry Choice Awards will be announced at the Grand Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner in Singapore which will follow the Payload Asia Conference 2017 earlier in the day. The winners list and postaward coverage will be published in the November and/or Dec/Jan 2017 issue of Payload Asia, e-Newsletter, as well as the awards microsite at awards.payloadasia.com.