The online process of accepting nominations for the 13th Manthan Award SOUTH ASIA starts from August 12, 2016. Every nomination is required to submit a ‘Product Demo’ presentation as well as a ‘How to use’ Video. The Manthan Award South Asia brings together the best ICT for Development experts from South Asia region as jurors, to deliberate and decide upon the award‐winning digital interventions and e-content in the region.

The nomination and jury process is transparent and fair, and has drawn support from leading corporate and government players in the SOUTH ASIA region since 2003.


  • There are No Charges applicable for nominating any project in Manthan Award South Asia Nomination processes.
  • There are no limitation on submitted number of Nomination from any organisation i.e. one can submit’n’ number of nominations for different project from one organisation.
  • Manthan Award South Asia, being applicable across South Asia region invites Best Practioners from all 8 South Asia countries to nominate for the best ICT innovations from their countries.
  • The Manthan Awards are open to any of the following in the SOUTH ASIA region.
    1. Governments
    2. Individuals/Students
    3. Entrepreneurs
    4. Industry (Private Sector Companies/Corporate)
    5. Academician and Academic institutions
    6. NGOs/NPOs
  • Winning Nominees of past years cannot submit the same project again at Manthan Award South Asia 2016.
  • The same project can be applied again if it was not a winning entry of any of the past 12 editions.
  • Any partner to Manthan Award South Asia is eligible to apply for the Nomination process of any of their project as Jury is completely an independent process, irrespective of Manthan Award South Asia stakeholders.
  • Any false information submitted about the project will immediately lead to permanent disqualification of the Nominee.
  • Irrespective of the product/project language, all producer and project information must be in English only.
  • Any nomination form received after the last date of registration will not be entertained.
  • Any partially filled/not filled registration form will be rejected.
  • Nomination form shall be submitted either online or offline (via email), however we recommend you to choose online method to take the advantage of update/editing filled information.
  • Please note that either a PPT or a small video about the project is a mandatory requirement of the Nomination form.
  • Any applicant may edit/modify the details in the Nomination form till the last date of accepting the Nomination form using their credentials.
  • The fields marked mandatory in nomination forms are necessary to be filled by the nominee.
  • Any Nomination entry without Video or the PPT shall be considered as an incomplete entry & will not be counted for the final stage of Jury evaluation.
  • The entry will not be considered if any nominee fails to submit the entire details of the nomination forms till the last date of Nomination.
  • A Nominee shall consider the following documents to send with the completed nomination form-
    1. Presentation (covering information about the project they have applied for) [Mandatory]
    2. Logo of the project [Mandatory]
    3. Video on the project [Mandatory]
    4. Letter of Acknowledgement/Letter of appreciation [if any] by any recognized entity or any publications Online/Offline of the Nominated project being submitted.
    5. Brief profile of Producer[optional]
    6. Screenshots of website, images, real site photos
  • All materials received during the judging process will remain confidential & will not be shared with any external entity without the consent of the concerned person(s).
  • All the materials received [PPTs, Videos, Screenshots, Photos etc.] during the nomination can be used by Manthan Award SOUTH ASIA Secretariat to produce any internal or winning project information/knowledge videos.
  • Jury Evaluation shall be organized in October 2016.
  • All shortlisted Nominees shall get information about their nomination in the last week of October 2016.
  • Online Registration & Exhibition booking will be open from October 2016.
  • Manthan Award South Asia 2016 event is scheduled to take place on 02nd December,  2016 at Surajkund Mela venue, Surajkund, Haryana, (not very far from  New Delhi, India).
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