Q & A

Q. Are nominations accepted from Individuals only or also from teams and departments?
A. Nominations are accepted from all the parties mentioned above. The condition is that all members of a team/company should have contributed directly to the initiative being nominated. In such cases, the awards presented will be shared between the team members.

Q. Under the ‘Scope of CAE’ section, it is stated “Initiatives and projects that were completed or implemented from January 2016 onwards will be eligible for nomination”; please elaborate.
A. This means nominations shall only include those projects and initiatives that were completed or implemented from January 2016 onwards.

Q. What happens if the actual work on the initiative started before Jan 2016?
A. What matters in this case is the completion date of the initiative. This has to be after 1st Jan 2016.

Q. Can the same person / team / department apply for more than one initiative in the same category, e.g. securing funding & profit under the ‘Financial Impact’ category?
A. Yes, if the initiatives are different and the outcomes are not linked.

Q. Can the same person / team / department apply for more than one initiative in different categories, e.g. ‘Financial Impact’ & ‘Innovation of new product’?
A. Yes, if the initiatives are different and the outcomes are not linked.

Q. What is meant by ‘Relativity’ in the conditions of the ‘Financial Impact’ category?
A. This means the final corporate evaluation of different initiatives will adequately consider the relative company sizes, capacity and financial strength in deciding which initiative had a bigger impact.

Q. Is there monetary reward as part of the CAE awards?
A. Yes; the amount will be decided by management based on the monetary value of the winning initiatives.

Q. How will the awards be distributed?
A. In case of up to 3 shortlisted nominations in each category, i.e. a total of 9 initiatives:

  • All 9 shortlisted nominations will receive certificates.
  • The top winner in each category will get a trophy (gold, silver or bronze) based on the relative value of the projects / initiatives.
  • Only 1 overall winner (golden trophy winner) and his / her Company name will be placed on the CAE honors list.
  • The monetary reward will be granted to the chosen initiatives among the 9 shortlisted nominations based on the estimated value of the initiatives.

Q. We work in the field and have no personal computers and individual email adresses. How can we apply?
A. The CAE Champions shall arrange personnel within the Company to make application on behalf of personnel with no personal computers and email addresses.