Awards Schedule

Important Timelines

16 April 2018: Submission deadline

04 June 2018: Semi-finalists notified and list of projects posted on CAPAM website

23 July 2018: Finalists notified and announced on CAPAM website, finalists invited to present to assessment panel and at the CAPAM Biennial Conference in Georgetown, Guyana from 22-24 October 2018

Process for Adjudication and Presentation of Awards

Step 1 – Projects are screened for eligibility and reviewed to determine semi-finalists. The semi-finalists are notified and their projects are posted on the CAPAM website on 04 June 2018.

Step 2 – Semi-finalist projects are adjudicated to select the top three submissions per category. The 12 finalists are notified and their projects are posted on the CAPAM website on 23 July 2018.

Step 3 – Finalists make face-to-face presentations to the assessment panel for adjudication to determine one winner per category and one overall winner. The presentations to the assessment panel take place two to three days before the start of the CAPAM Biennial Conference.

Step 4 – Finalists will present their innovations to conference participants as part the CAPAM Biennial Conference programme. The International Innovation Awards are presented at the President`s Dinner at the close of the CAPAM Biennial Conference.

Travel expenses associated with steps 3 and 4 are the responsibility of the finalists.