The Awards are organized by The Platinum Network based in Miami, FL. Remtech is a dba of The Platinum Network. Except where indicated otherwise all copyright and other rights that subsist in the home page and in the sub-domain pages of the www.remtech.org (“the Website”) are owned by The Platinum Network, LLC.
The RemTECH Awards is a participatory industry recognition awards where the aim is not to declare overall-encompassing winners but to highlight special characteristics of entries submitted based on qualities that the Judging Panel wants to bring attention to. In this way industries, can be ignited by many ideas that are brought forward by individuals, groups & companies from all over the world, shaping the innovation pathways to the future.
The Remittances Innovation Awards (RemTECH Awards or just “Awards” here mentioned) have been developed to showcase the most innovative and outstanding technological ideas designed to improve remittance services worldwide.
The award winners will be companies, groups, collectives, programs or individuals that come up with ground-breaking solutions that benefit the market ecosystem, improving transparency, speed, cost and reliability for the companies and end-users that send and receive remittances every day.
The Competition is opened to all those willing to send their submissions according to the Awards categories and rules as outlined in the website. Anyone sending a submission will be called an Award Entrant (AE) and their submission an entry. Other initials used in this Terms are Award Entry Representative (AER), JP for Judging Panel, AA for Awards Auditor and WNE for Winning Notification Email.
The path send to entries, submissions for consideration in the Awards, is only by the use of the website following the instructions in there contained.
The Awards are open to all individuals, groups & companies from all over the world. Some Awards might be bound to Geographical or other restrictions. An entry can be a project, service, product, research, program, campaign, or activity that has been created, developed or released two years prior to the entry date announced for the specific award, to be a valid entry. Anything relating to a period of two years before entry date announced is not deemed relevant for these awards.
Entries will not be accepted via email unless the project officially announces it via the website or technical difficulties prevent the form or website from receiving submissions.
Each submission requires appropriate payment as instructed in the website. The entry fee can be waived by the organizers based on their own criteria; it must be requested by an AE. The Entry fee is non-refundable one the entry is placed on the website and voting commenced.
Every Award Entrant (AE) whether it is a company, group or collective needs to name an Award Entry Representative (AER) who will handle all communications with the RemTECH Awards organization and whose email will be considered the AER’s ID. Such representative will be the only person authorized by the AE to discuss all matters related to the entry, the information provided, any clarifications and receive winning information if any. MWC will not be liable for the actions or non-actions of the designated representative. The AER can release the representation to another individual sending the organizer an email using the same email provided by the AER naming the new AER.
The dates on the website are subject to change. the organizers reserve the right to cancel or amend the Competition or the Rules if an event outside of our reasonable control occurs (e.g. a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God). Changes will be displayed on the Website.
Employees of the organizers, or any of their subsidiary and associated companies, agents or members of their families or households, are not eligible to enter the Competition. Members of the immediate family of any member of the JP, as well as employees of the same company where the JP member works currently, are also excluded. This does not exclude employees of sponsors, media partners, partners and their subsidiary and associated companies who are eligible to enter the competition.
The Judging Panel is chosen by the organizers looking for highly qualified professionals with a proven track record in fintech and remittances. The independent Judging Panel will be responsible for determining the award’s Category Winners and Mentions by a process of individual rating of entries on our online platform. A record of the judging panel selection as well as the votes and the tallies are kept for tranparency and available to all judges and entrants.
We select categories for each Award cycle; each category will have one overall winner as determined by the Judging Panel (the JP can declare the award deserted). An entry can compete in one MAIN CATEGORY and a SECONDARY CATEGORY,
Categories are subject to change. If there are too many submissions for one category, the organizers may decide to split the category. AE can submit multiple entries and the same entry can be entered in different categories but a different entry name must be used to highlight different characteristics of the entry. Not more than five entries per entrant.
Each entry submitted will be posted on the website. After the online voting starts, entries can acquire as many votes as possible; voters can cast one vote per 24 hour period. AE can promote the voting of their entries by using all legal and marketing permitted forms. AE can use social media or any other fair way to gather votes. Entries will stay open when voting starts and continue till close to the JP having their first meeting. Popularity of entries is a judging criterion but the most popular entries will get their own awards.
The JP will be directed to choose a “Best” entry per category if there is one they want to designate with a “Best” attribute. The JP can declare a null vote if no entry seems to deserve the designation or can choose two winners if it is difficult to select the “Best” and then they are asked to come up with a creative term to distinguish the two awards.
The JP can also select a wide range of unique awards per category to shine a spotlight on individual characteristics of special entries and the JP has been instructed to consider the following unique awards: Most Creative, Most Innovative Technology, Most Innovative Product, Most Innovative Service, Most Ready for Success, Most Marketable, The Leap-Forward Award, Africa’s Best, Latam’s Best, Europe’s Best, Asia’s Best and North America’s Best.
The judging panel is free to come up with other creative designations for unique awards to highlight some entries that they feel have the merit to glow.
The Judging Panel consists of an odd number of members presided by a delegate of the organizers who will have a voice but no vote. More members can be added. Award Chairs will be the directing members of the JP and the remaining members are chosen by the organizers..
The Judges must be well-known industry colleagues active in the industry, that can bring diversity in scope, areas of interest, geographical experience, etc. Award Judges can be nominated and may be selected from sponsoring organizations. Judges will not be allowed in any decision where they might have a professional or personal interest. The JP is subject to change without notice.
Judging will be transparent, open and the detailed minutes of the meetings by the judges will be available publicly.
The JP is expected to use the following Criteria based on seven different qualities to look for in each entry. The specific understanding of these criteria will be left to the Co-Chairs who will explain to the JP the meaning of each quality, understanding that these qualities might be seen by nuanced by each judge according to their own experience.
• Originality, Creativity & Intent
• Functionality & Technical Qualities
• Ease of Use & Adoption
• Game-changer – Impact
• Integration & Performance
• Sustainability & Potential for Growth
• Popularity (in the voting process)
An Award Auditor (AA) will be named to oversee the judging process. The AA will certify the transparency and impartiality of the judging process and the entries selected for the awards.
The Award Winners (AW) will be notified by a Winning Notification Email (WNE) before the news are published or released to the media. Winners must not publicize their win, in social media especially, until the awards are announced and a press release is published on the date that will be informed in the WNE.
Some winners will be selected by MWC to present their submissions to the public in award ceremonies or conference sessions, in the IMTC Conferences or others. Presentations at any public event, IMTC Conferences or other will be voluntary.
AWs will receive an Award Certificate and their names and entries will be mentioned in press releases and will be displayed in the website, social media and other Media channels by Partner organizations.
AWs will have the possibility to receive trophies along with the certificates and information will be provided in terms of the cost, shipping expenses, customization, etc.
An Awards Gala Celebration (AGC) might be organized depending the participation and support of sponsors and partners. AE will have priority over non-participants to purchase tickets and make reservations to attend. A waiting list might be used for the remaining tickets until sold-out. In the Awards Gala Celebration invited AW might be invited to make a short presentation.
The judging panel can nominate entries from any category to highlight an idea that they feel is worth bringing forward and award a Mention.These are some of the Mentions that might be awarded: Most Creative, Most Ready for Success, Most Marketable, Partnership Building, Diaspora Investment, Cost Reduction, Financial Inclusion, etc.
ENTRY PROVISIONS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND LIABILITIES
Any individual, group & company submitting an AE is responsible for the legality, originality and copyright of the work submitted in his/her/its name.
By submitting an entry on the website, the AE is not allowed to upload and distribute any document which is confidential, defamatory, obscene, breaking personal privacy regulations, infringing copyright and intellectual property rights, violating legal rights of any party or proprietary of a brand, an individual or a company.
The organizers will not collect any personally-identifiable information about an AE (name, address, telephone number or email address (“personal data”) through the website unless it has been provided it through the submission form from the website. If information is missing the organizers might request information ONLY by email from recognizable emails under these domains: mohr.world, remtech.org and imtconferences.com
The organizers reserve the right to delete and/or remove any entry or material from the Awards. The AE will be informed immediately of the removal or deletion and request for explanations, if needed. Those explanations might be used for a reconsideration of the removal or deletion.
Any AE submitting an entry through the website form cannot use false contact information details or identifying details, impersonating any person. These will be grounds for removal or deletion. The decision of the organizers in relation to any dispute about the deletions, rules, conduct, results and all other matters relating to the Awards is final.
The organizers, if in possession of irrefutable information of a winning entry being fraudulent can reverse the JP’s decision up to one year after the award was given.
By submitting an entry, the AE grants the right to ‘The RemTECH Award’ organizers, sponsors and any members of the press / media permission to use all the information collected such as name, images, links, photo, video, etc. in producing and marketing the Awards. Full credit will be given where possible. Example usages include articles in newspapers / magazines / websites / social media posts / blogs / the showcase section of the website; printed materials at awards ceremonies; prints at exhibitions specifically related to the awards; projected and on-screen visuals at our ceremonies; videos and photos displaying winners; case studies and presentations related to these awards.
By submitting an entry through the online form, the AE confirms that The RemTECH Award was given the rights to distribute the entry information content and that the content used does not violate any commercial and judicial laws. The entry will not feature or use any images or words that are in any way untrue, misleading, distasteful, blasphemous, obscene, libelous, defamatory, indecent, harassing or threatening.
It is advisable to keep a copy of the entry as the organizers are not liable in case the entry is not uploaded correctly.
The organizers are not responsible for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft, destruction, alteration of or unauthorized access to Entries, or Entries lost, damaged or delayed as a result of server functions, technical issues, virus, bugs or other causes outside our reasonable control.
The organizers are not responsible for:
(a) any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by entering the RemTECH Awards or as a result of winning or non-winning, being named or not an AW.
(b) any loss or damage that is not reasonably foreseeable; or
(c) any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer systems relating to their participation in the Awards.
For any information regarding entry process, submitting entries, awards, timing or any technical issues regarding the website, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The RemTECH Awards and these Rules are governed by US law and any disputes in relation to them are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Florida.