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MAJOR INCIDENT SOFTWARE INNOVATION AWARD

The Major Incident Software Innovation Award is about recognising Major Incident software providers who are innovating. The award recognises software companies whose innovations are creating value for the Major Incident community. The purpose of this award is to help incentivise companies to keep pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

HOW TO ENTER

  1. Read the submission guidelines.
  2. Check your eligibility.
  3. Download and complete the entry form.
  4. Email your completed form to Awards@majorincidentmanagement.com 
  5. Tune in to the Awards Show.

 

WHAT THE JUDGES ARE LOOKING FOR

A unique innovation that makes Major Incident Professional's and team's job easier, more efficient and ultimately contributes to reducing major incident downtime / or increases the capabilities of an Operation when dealing with major incidents.

 

WHAT'S THE CRITERIA

  • A company that provides a product specific to Operations for the purpose of Major Incident Management.
  • Clear evidence of a unique innovation.
  • Evidence of exceptional results- particularly a substantial reduction in MTTR, demonstrating innovation and how it benefits professionals and their Operations.

 

HERE'S WHAT YOU WILL NEED

Treat the submission form as though you're writing a story from the very beginning, to the final chapter – it should paint a clear picture for our judges. Remember to refer back to the judging criteria for your chosen category.

Stick to the word limit.

You have 1,500 words to complete your entry within the five application sections.

You must complete all sections within the word count – no cheating!

You can include screenshots and images in this submission on the end of the form or in addition to the form.

 

DESCRIPTION OF ENTRY

50-100 words – 0 points

This is an executive summary used to compose commentary about winning entries. Write the description as though you only have a very limited amount of time to tell us about it; summarise your entry and what was achieved. Keep it concise, specific and simple.

 

BACKGROUND, OBJECTIVES AND STRATEGY

350-500 words – 15 points

This section needs to outline what you did and why; what was your strategy and goals? You will also need to define the objectives and what led you to implement the idea or plan of action.

  • Include basic information and facts about the company or function that are relevant to your entry (size, location, reduced budget, existing competition, new competitor, research findings etc.).
  • Explain unique problems or opportunities that influenced your goals, strategies and tactics. Include clear and specific desired results of your actions/ product.
  • Include information on clients using your innovation and how they use it.
  • Situational analysis. Please assume that the judges know nothing about your company or product.

For example:

Smaller companies might have a part-time Manager who has a different primary role but undertakes Major Incident Management on an ad hoc basis. Or larger organisations might have multiple Major Incident Managers and a large team etc.

Objectives and Strategy

  • Include references to the appropriate use of research, what your decisions were based on, your end goal and your overall rationale.
  • Your objectives and strategy need to be relevant and specific.

 

IMPLEMENTATION

150-300 words – 5 points

How did you achieve your objectives and strategy? This should be a concise description of the tactics used to achieve your objectives. What action was taken.

 

INNOVATION

100-300 words – Worth 15 points

A description of the idea and why it was innovative. What made it stand out, why was it different?

 

RESULTS

200-300 words – Worth 15 points

What were the immediate and long-term results for yourself, team, shareholders, or clients and customers?