After the initial evaluation of entries by a select panel of judges, Telecentre.org Foundation is happy to announce the top 3 semifinalists in each of the 6 categories. Below are the semifinalists per category:
Telecentre Manager Category
Telecentre Network Category
Telecentre Innovation Category
Telecentre Initiative Category
Information Access Center Category
Based on a given set of criteria, the above entries were shortlisted from a total of 261 entries received. The semifinalists will then undergo final evaluation by a different set of judges to determine the grand winners for Best Global Telecentre, Best Global Telecentre Manager, Best Global Telecentre Network, Best Global Telecentre Initiative, Best Global Telecentre Innovation and Best Information Access Center.
“We are overwhelmed by the positive response from the global telecentre community. We wish to thank everyone who participated and supported the Awards in one way or another. Special thanks to all the judges who took time off from their busy schedules to help us determine who should make it to the finals,” says Tess Camba, TCF’s Director of Operations and Chair of the Awards Committee.
Meanwhile, as part of the competition, all semifinalists will be subject to a public voting by members of TCF’s online communities in 5 languages – English, Spanish, Arabic, Russian and French. Online voting will commence on April 15, 12am GMT, and will end on May 15, 11:59pm GMT.
The semifinalist with the highest number of votes in each category will be declared the Global Community’s Choice for that category. However, the results of the online voting will not in any way affect the final judging process.
Watch out for further announcements on how to vote for your favorite entries.
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