The UK Public Sector Digital Awards now open

The UK public sector’s ICT e-Government Awards has rebranded as The UK Public Sector Digital Awards (PSDA) and is now open for nominations.

The Sift Media initiative in association with is endorsed by the Cabinet Office and sponsored by KPMG. It is free to enter and open to all public and third sector organisations. The winners will be named at a prestigious ceremony at London’s Guildhall in January next year, but entries are now open in all eleven categories.

As well as in-house public sector teams, private sector partner companies are encouraged to nominate public sector projects which showcase best practice and achievement across a range of categories. With the ‘Big Society’ on the political agenda, this year’s awards also focus on non-traditional service delivery vehicles, such as Third Sector organisations, Mutuals and employee co-ops.

Keith Bannister, Partner & Head of IT Advisory at KPMG LLP, comments: “KPMG is delighted to be sponsoring the renamed UK Public Sector’s Digital Awards which reflect the digital Britain agenda. We have been lead sponsors of these awards for over six years now and continue to be impressed by the high quality of nominations received each year which clearly demonstrate the innovation at play in delivering services to the public.

“The ever-changing nature and development of technology means that we expect this innovation to continue over the coming years as new ways of delivering services are developed. We look forward to receiving this year’s nominations and hearing about their great successes at the award ceremony in January 2012.”

The awards are presented in association with, SiftMedia’s public sector ICT online community.

Gary Flood, editor and 2011 judging panel member, comments: “Public sector ICT delivery matters – and now more than ever. We all know that and it’s high time that fact was acknowledged. These awards are our way to recognise the all-too-often unrecognised achievements of the hard-pressed ICT professionals whose work enables the delivery of the vital public services we sometimes take for granted. Entering the PDSAs will throw a spotlight on the excellent work that is being done throughout the whole UK public sector.”

Nominations are open until 6 October, after which a panel of judges, including UK Government CIO Joe Harley, will select the final shortlist. The gala dinner ceremony at the prestigious Guildhall in London will be held on Monday, 19 January 2012.


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