Entry Guidelines


  • Each organisation or individual can only submit one entry per category, unless otherwise specified.
  • Each organisation or individual may apply to as many categories as are relevant to its work, but with the proviso that the same product or service cannot be entered into more than one category.
  • You are required to confirm that your submissions have been granted the required Local, National or International approvals for the market sector in which they are aimed; however, documented proof for this is not required with the submission. (Note: The judges reserve the right to conduct any such enquiries regarding confirmed approvals as they see fit.)
  • Without exception, any performance claims you make in your entry must be substantiated through submitting documentary evidence.
  • Unless stated otherwise, it is mandatory to make a presentation to the judges in support of each of the categories you are applying to. The presentations, on the 23 and 24 August, 2021, will be over a virtual platform. (No additional opportunities will be provided to make a presentation, so we urge you to block your calendar in advance.)
  • Each presentation slot is for a maximum of seven minutes, followed by 5 minutes of Q&A.
  • Your presentation must not exceed 10 slides.
  • A maximum of two persons per organisation will be permitted to make the presentation and participate in the subsequent Q&A session.

Deadline & Presentation Dates

  • The deadline for submission of entries is on Monday, August 9 - 2021 at 6pm (Gulf Standard Time, which is GMT+4). (Entries submitted after the deadline will not be considered for evaluation.)
  • Presentation to the judges will be on 23 and 24 August, 2021 on a virtual platform using zoom.