3 Sep 2012

Deadline extension for AfricaCom Awards 2012 due to popular demand


Once again, due to popular demand - and a flood of last-minute entries - we have extended the entry deadline for the AfricaCom Awards to allow you more time to perfect your winning entries!

NEW Entry deadline:  Friday 14th September 

How to enter the Awards: 


Choose from our updated categories that reflect the continent's new Digital Era:

1. Best Network Improvement
2. Most Innovative Service
3. Best Quality User Experience *NEW

4. Best Cost Efficiency Initiative for Africa
5. Rural Telecoms Award
6. Best Backhaul Solution for Africa
7. Best Marketing Campaign
8. Best Smart-Device for Africa *NEW 

9. Best Pan African Initiative
10. The 2012 Mobile Data and Social Media Award *NEW 
11. Industry Personality of the Year *NEW  *Free to Enter
12. Changing Lives Award

PLUS the AfricApps Awards


To celebrate the launch of AfricApps at AfricaCom 2012, we will be celebrating the winning entrants of the App-focused awards:

13. Best Smart-Phone App in Africa  *Free to Enter 
14. Best Feature-Phone App in Africa  *Free to Enter

15. Orange African Social Venture Prize
The African Social Venture Prize will reward for the second time three projects or enterprises addressing needs of the ‘bottom of pyramid’ market in Africa through technology. The digital projects range from e-health and mobile banking to digital and mobile applications for education or agriculture. They therefore represent huge opportunities for social development.

Apply through the Orange portal StarAfrica.com here 

16. Etisalat Nigeria Prize for Innovation
This award is open to African network operators, mobile virtual network operators, app developers and software service providers
•    Entries must show a strong impact on broadband usage and demonstrate significant market uptake
•    $25,000 and $10,000 will go to the most innovative product/service and the most innovative idea respectively
•    The winner will be announced at the AfricaCom Awards

Apply through Etisalat Nigeria's website here by 6th September

Don't delay - submit your winning entries now!

For full details of this year's Awards, download the Awards brochure

Good luck and we look forward to celebrating with you at this year's AfricaCom Awards on 14th November!