FAQ Q: Award participation benefits:? Moral and monetary return, and knowledge gains for the winners and nominees Individual winners receive AED ….. Recognition of shortlisted participants' efforts and achievements. Participants benefit from the knowledge gained through evaluating their submissions by the judging panel. Participants contribute directly and indirectly to providing inspirational knowledge models for best communication practices. Winners' submission files will be used as a reference for training courses provided by the International Government Communication Centre. Q: Is it possible to participate in more than one category? What is the maximum number of participations? A: Yes, it is possible to participate in more than one category, and each participant may submit up to three participations Q: Is it possible to participate in more than one category using the same material? A: You cannot participate in more than one category using the same material. Q: Is it possible to submit a project which was managed by a third party? A: No, projects managed by a third party are not acceptable. Q: Is it possible to submit a hardcopy of the application? A: All applications must be electronic through the official award website. Q: If a technical error happens and the judges are not able to view the electronic file, will the submission be ignored? A: No, the application will not be ignored and the applicant will be contacted in such a situation on the contact information provided by the applicant in the form. Q: Is it possible for students and graduates to apply for categories other than the ones specified for students? A: No, they can only submit for their own specific category. Q: Is it possible for a government entity in Sharjah to participate in categories targeted at GCC countries? A: Yes, government entities in Sharjah can participate in categories targeted at GCC countries. Q: Are government entities notified if they win or qualify for the finals? A: Finalists are notified up to two weeks ahead of the Award’s closing ceremony. However, winners are only announced during the ceremony.