1. Background

Taiwan is the center of global ICT supply chain and COMPUTEX TAIPEI offers the largest number of suppliers from Taiwan, and offering a complete product supply chain, diverse categories, and high originality. These features are why international buyers attend COMPUTEX TAIPEI and also, what Best Choice Award (BC Award) values the most. In order for overseas buyers to find the most outstanding ICT products quickly in a one-stop platform, the organizers established the BC Award in 2002. The Award also serves as a stimulant for creativity while at the same time assisting the ICT industry expand to international markets. The award winning products are announced as the 『Best of COMPUTEX』 and will receive increased publicity, promotional activities and be announced at an award ceremony.

2. Election Process

■ 2021 Schedule

Date Schedule Details
04/15 ~ 05/14(3pm) Online Registration Online registration must be completed before 15:00 on 14th May 2021 (Taipei local time, GMT+08:00).
05/17
Qualification Review The organizer will review applicants' qualifications, and adjust their product category if necessary.
07/02  Primary Assessment Applicants' materials will be evaluated online, and only qualified applicants will receive notification for Final Assessment.
07/09

Final Assessment Companies that pass the Preliminary Assessment have to present their product attributes and demonstrate their product. Referring to the results of the Preliminary and Final Assessment, the jury members will vote on the winners.
07/30

COMPUTEX CYBERWORLD promotional activities Online awards announcement.

《The above schedule may change without prior notice, please refer to the official site for the latest information》

3. Qualification

Applicants must be exhibitors of COMPUTEX CYBERWORLD 2021

(1)Applications will not be accepted if the exhibitor withdraws their applications.

(2) If the applicant withdraws (or being denied participation) from COMPUTEX CYBERWORLD after submission, their submission will be automatically regarded as forfit, and documents will not be returned.

(3) All information submitted must be legitimate and true, any false information submitted will affect eligibility. Any information submitted by the applicant found in infringement of rights, the applicant will be solely be responsible for and legal prosecution.

(4) If the applicants fail to participation in the registration process or follow-up requirements. The organizer reserves the right to cancel the registrations, and subsequently, the award qualifications.

Registered Products:

  • Registered products must be a completed product in terms of development and launched to the global market before 31th May 2021.
  • Winning products must present at the COMPUTEX CYBERWORLD promotional activities. If the winners cannot participate in the promotional activities, the organizers reserve the right to cancel their award and grant the honor to the sequential placement.
  • Registered products must be guaranteed not to infringe on any intellectual property rights. Applicants must bear all legal liabilities or responsibilities for any lawsuits or legal disputes which may occur. The organizers have the right to cancel the show and the applicants must return the trophies and certificates.

4. Application

BC Award covers 14 categories, Each category after two stages of assessment will select Category winners、Golden Awards and one “Best Choice of the Year”.
To view all the categories details please click on the following link " 2021 Award Categories & Products
01.AI, Big Data & Cloud Computing 08. Smart City (public service)
02. 5G, Networking & Communication
09. Vehicle Technology
03. Other Applications 10. Peripherals & Accessories
04. Gaming & Entertainment 11. Security System & Cyber Security
05. XR Application 12. Computer & System
06.IC & Components 13. Smart Retail Business Solution & IPC Embedded Products
07. IoT Applications 14. Epidemic Prevention Technology

5. Evaluation criteria

 The three major highlights of this award are: Functionality, Innovation, and Market Potential. Applicants should select and apply to the corresponding category according to the product's attribute.

 Each product is limited to apply to a single category.

6. Registration

 There are three limits on the numbers of products submitted by one company for freeIf company demand increases the number of products, each product will be charged NTD.1,000(before tax).Each product may only apply for one category and no co-registration between many companies is allowed.

 Any information provided by the applicants will be handled in strict confidentiality. Application documentations will not be returned, and will be disposed by the organizer upon completion of purpose.

  If applicants fail to meet the eligibility criteria and insist on sending their materials, the application material will not be returned, and the organizers will cancel the application.

 All applicants must fill in the required information online, and input content details accurately. Primary assessment is the validation of these materials and any insufficient or incomplete information will negatively affect the results of the assessment.

 The organizer remains the right to adjust the categories of products in the competition.

 The organizers reserves the right to amend any rules if necessary.

6.1 Registration Process

【The following steps must be completed before 3:00 pm on May 14, 2021, failure to complete the process before the deadline will result in immediate disqualification.】

Step 1
Online Login
  • For new applicants, please register on the Best Choice Award website .
  • Registered companies, please login in with the previous account password.
Step 2
Confirm Information
  • After login, the system will show company basic information. Please confirm the listed information.
Step 3
Add New Product
Please refer to section 6.2 for uploading instructions.
  • Input the new Products(basic introduction, size specifications, award categories...,etc).
  • Each company can add three products, each product will automatically generate a registration ID.
  • Each product uploaded must include the Application form and Consent Form.
  • Any changes to product information after login must be made before 3:00 pm on May 14, 2021.
  • After uploading and confirming all materials, applicants must print out the "Consent Form" and upload it to the registration website by 3:00pm on 14 May 2021.
  • If there are more than one attachment files, please merge them into one file before uploading. 
  • To edit/ change the document, please upload the latest document and click "Upload", the system will save the latest upload. No amendments will be allowed after registration closes.

6.2 Instructions For Uploading

 Each product registration must be accompanied by a completed application form. Please note the required information:

(1) Product information

(2) One product picture

◎ File size is limited to 2 MB, JPEG file format and dimensions: 300x250 pixels. Background must be white or removed.

(3) Reference document(not mandatory)

◎ Reference documents include product patent letter, certificate, test report, award certificate or other supplementary documents.

◎ Please upload all documents in a single file. The file size is limited to 4MB in PDF format.

7. Assessment Notification

 Members of Jury of Best Choice Award (hereinafter referred to as the jury) are selected by the organizers from government and academic experts to take charge of the related work such as selection and review.

 Three stages of assessment:

(1) Qualification Review: The organizer will review applicants' qualifications, and adjust their product category if necessary.

(2) Primary Assessment: The judges will review and assess the registration materials.

(3) Final Assessment: Companies that pass the Preliminary Assessment have to present their product attributes and demonstrate their product. Referring to the results of the Preliminary and Final Assessment, the jury members will vote on the winners.

 Results of the three-stage assessment will be announced online, officials will notify finalists to participate in the next stage assessment. The applicants should pay attention to the announcement and schedule of the activities in order to facilitate adequate preparation.

 If the registered products proceed to the Final Assessment but fail to participate in the assessment briefings or follow-up requirements, the organizer will suspend the company from entering the competition for one year.

8. Application Fee

Application Fee:free

Promotion fee for winners: NTD. 20,000 per product (before tax)

All winners must pay a promotional fee, as well as cooperate with the organizer to submit promotion document. Promotional fees are used in activities such as the promotional activities, Details are as follows:

(1)There are three limits on the numbers of products submitted by one company for freeIf company demand increases the number of products, each product will be charged NTD.1,000(before tax).Please complete the payment processes before 5/14(3pm).

(2)Those who do not pay the promotional fee will not be able promote themselves in any promotional activities or broadcasts held by the organizer. The organizer reserves the right to cancel their award, qualifications, and registrations and award the sequential winner instead.

(3)Payment deadline: Please complete the payment processes within 5 business days after receiving the payment notice.

(4)Payment information

Account name: Taipei Computer Association
Bank name and branch: Cathay United Bank (013), Dunnan branch (0534)
Bank Account (14 digits): 824035 + Company registration number (8 digits)
Note: any bank fees incurred will be paid by the applicants, including the bank charges.