The NASCIO State IT Recognition Awards honor innovation and excellence in the use of information technology in state government. NASCIO is seeking nominations of transformational projects and initiatives that address critical business problems, improve business processes and increase citizen engagement in state government.
Who can submit?
What projects are eligible?
What else should I know?
Detailed category descriptions provided in the document in the Downloads section.
Required Sections and Page Allotment
Nominations may include URLs of public-facing, project-specific sites. Judges may visit a site for clarification, but the project narrative will be the main basis of scoring. When writing the narrative, please assume judges will not visit the site.
The inclusion of URLs is beneficial to other states when the nomination is included in the NASCIO Awards Library.
Do not include supplemental materials (videos, brochures, press releases, news articles, marketing materials, CDs/DVDs), as these items will not be reviewed by judges.
*All submissions must follow the prescribed format outlined above. Submissions that do not meet the requirements will not be considered.
NASCIO will review all nominations to determine compliance with eligibility, nomination requirements and alignment with selected award category. If the nomination does not meet the guidelines, the nominator will be notified and granted 48 hours to resolve the situation. Nominations that remain non-compliant will not be reviewed by judges.
Nominations are scored by a volunteer panel of NASCIO state and corporate members. Judges do not score projects from their own state or in which their company played a role. NASCIO makes every effort to avoid potential conflicts of interest.
In each award category, the three (3) highest rated nominations will be named as finalists. The highest rated nomination in each award category will be named the award recipient.
A state can be recognized as an award recipient in no more than two categories in a given year. If a state has recipient-level scores in more than two categories, the two highest scored nominations will be selected as the recipient in the respective categories. Multi-state initiatives and the State CIO Office Special Recognition category are exceptions to this rule.
Detailed information provided in the document in the Downloads section.