I believe that awards such as “Zero One Awards” will prove instrumental in enhancing and uplifting local talents in the digital field – Minister of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure, Harin Fernando SLT Zero One Awards campaign is the first of its kind in Sri Lanka, created with the sole purpose of recognizing the initiatives of digital innovators and organizations.  The program was launched with a dedicated websites www.01awards.lk and www.zerooneawards.lk, thus inviting all Sri Lankans to be a part of this historical event and earn recognition for their work in their respective categories. Applications can be submitted online and entry guide also updated in the website for convenience.A panel of prestigious judges has been selected from the local and international digital arenas, and will independently evaluate all entries.

The awards have been categorized into two main sectors; Individual and Institutional. Each of the above-mentioned sectors consists of a number of categories. The Institutional awards consist of, Best Digital Enabled Product/Service, Best Digital Integrated Campaign, Best Digital Community Empowerment, Best Digital Media Agency of the Year, Best Creative & Interactive Website/Microsite and Best Use of Mobile, while the Individual awards come with, Social Media Personality of the Year, Best use of Digital Media by a Public Figure/Celebrity and Best Software/Application Development.

This momentous initiative by SLT provides a platform in the promotion of growth and development in the country’s digital industry.