FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. WHAT IS THE ASIA TECH AWARDS?


The ASIA TECH AWARDS is an initiative designed to commemorate the best and most unique consumer electronics in the areas of product design, market availability, strong branding, good value and sustainability. The inaugural edition is slated for launch in 2019 with a panel of judges comprising global industry veterans and personalities in the tech sphere.




2. WHERE IS THE ASIA TECH AWARDS BASED AT?


The ASIA TECH AWARDS is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.




4. WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT ASIA TECH AWARDS ACCOLADES?


ASIA TECH AWARDS BEST DESIGN The ASIA TECH AWARDS Best Design accolade is awarded to entries that achieved high distinction in the areas of inventiveness, aesthetics and functionality. The Best Design accolade commemorates what's new and innovative in the market. Limited to one (1) winner per sub-category. ASIA TECH AWARDS GOLD WINNER The ASIA TECH AWARDS Gold Winner accolade is awarded to entries that achieved the best scores in the assessment especially in giving the most value to consumers. This accolade commemorates the best value product in the sub-category. Limited to one (1) winner per sub-category. ASIA TECH AWARDS PLATINUM WINNER The ASIA TECH AWARDS Platinum Winner accolade represents the one and only best-in-class product that surpasses the assessment with flying colours. This accolade commemorates products that achieved breakthroughs in technology and value for consumers. Limited to one (1) winner per sub-category. ASIA TECH AWARDS BRAND OF THE YEAR The ASIA TECH AWARDS Brand Of The Year is the highest honour granted to only one (1) brand that showcased the greatest quality in its innovations in the Awards period. The brand must not only design and manufacture high-quality products but is making a significant impact in the electronics and technology industry. Limited to one (1) winning brand per year. ASIA TECH AWARDS GREEN AWARD The ASIA TECH AWARDS Green Award is an exclusive accolade that is awarded only to entries that showcased a commitment to sustainability in design, manufacturing and operational life cycle while contributing to a greener environment. No limit but exclusive to sustainable products.




6. HOW MANY ENTRIES CAN I SUBMIT FOR THE ASSESSMENT?


Brands may enter as many entries as they would like. The same entry may also be submitted in more than one sub-category if applicable.




7. CAN I SUBMIT A PRODUCT RANGE/SERIES AS A SINGLE ENTRY?


Yes. You can submit a product range or series as a single entry. However only one specific model of the range or series may win the award for the sub-category.




3. HOW DO I SUBMIT AN ENTRY INTO THE ASIA TECH AWARDS?


Applicants should email us the product information in full detail via the contact form on the homepage and we will respond to arrange the delivery of the product for assessment. Please indicate if the product practices sustainability in manufacturing, design and has features that contribute to a greener environment. The cost of transporting entries (if required) to and from the assessment venue should be covered by the applicant.




8. MY ENTRY IS NOT AVAILABLE IN THE MALAYSIAN MARKET, IS IT ELLIGIBLE?


Yes. The ASIA TECH AWARDS is a Southeast Asian-wide initiative. While we are headquartered in Malaysia, we are still open to reach out to products that are available outside of Malaysia. However, please understand that if your entry may win an award, we have to mention that it is not available in Malaysia in the physical Showcase so that consumers are aware about it. The key is that the entry must be commercially available and not a prototype or concept.




5. WHAT ARE THE CATEGORIES THAT I CAN SUBMIT INTO?


There are 62 sub-categories. When you submit an entry to us, you can choose to indicate the sub-category for your product. However, that is entirely optional as our assessment panel will automatically sort your entry into the most fitting sub-category. Please note that all of our accolades except 'Brand Of The Year' and 'Green Award' are bound to the sub-categories. The Brand Of The Year winner will be awarded regardless of sub-category but through the assessment on brands that has the highest excellence in technology and innovation within the same year. Similarly, the Green Award winner will be evaluated based on the level of sustainability in the product regardless of sub-category. If the submission does not fit any of the below categories, kindly contact us to clarify which would best suit your entry. For the complete list of sub-categories, please refer to Categories




9. HOW MUCH WILL IT COST ME TO ENTER THE ASIA TECH AWARDS?


There is no cost charged for entries submitted to the ASIA TECH AWARDS. However once an entry is nominated by our internal reviewing team and our panel of judges, it will be automatically included in the Award Package at a standard flat cost and are notified via email accordingly to confirm their participation in the ASIA TECH AWARDS Showcase.




10. WHAT ARE THE AWARD PACKAGES AND WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY?


Entries nominated for an ASIA TECH AWARDS accolade will be included in the Award Package at a flat and standardised cost. The ASIA TECH AWARDS initiative is still a part of an organisation that operates on a break-even basis where all revenue generated are utilised to manage the Showcase, promotion of the winners and content creation. Additionally, in order to maintain the best assessment process with our internal reviewing team as well as the panel of judges - we require extensive resources as a whole. Since this is our inaugural edition, the Showcase, which is planned to be an annual event will also incur significant costs. As we do not receive sponsorship of any kind, our charges to our nominees are the only funds we can obtain to cover the operations in the optimum quality that we set for ourselves and our winners. Nominees can opt-out of the Award Package if they so choose but are advised to do so in writing before the Package Opt-Out Deadline to allow us enough time select another nominee to plan The ASIA TECH AWARDS Showcase and other associated promotion channels.




11. WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE AWARD PACKAGE?


Entries that qualify for the ASIA TECH AWARDS accolades are eligible to purchase the Award Package for a standard fee. The Award Package includes: - Unlimited use of the ASIA TECH AWARDS accolade trademark. Softcopy files to be provided. - Winning product will be indexed in the ASIA TECH AWARDS website perpetually with a special dedicated page. - ASIA TECH AWARDS plaque for the respective accolade. - ASIA TECH AWARDS certificate for the respective accolade. - Personalised media release with comments from the panel of judges. - Included into the special publication of the ASIA TECH AWARDS 2018-2019 yearbook. - Invitation to participate in the ASIA TECH AWARDS Showcase (additional fee) Refer to Package for more information.





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