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 ceremoney.

2. Election Process

■ 2019 Schedule

Date Schedule Details
01/07 ~ 03/15 Online Registration Online registration must be completed before 15:00 on 15th March 2019 (Taipei local time, GMT+08:00).
03/21 ~ 03/28
Primary Assessment Documents review.
04/08 ~ 04/15
Secondary Assessment Presentation.
04/17 ~ 04/20 Final Assessment Moderator discussion; Finalists for “Best Choice of the Year” are required for additional presentation.
05/21
Press Conference Announcement of the Winners.
05/28
Award Ceremony Award Presentation of the “Best Choice of the Year”winners.
05/28 ~ 06/01
Award Exhibition Awarded products displayed on 1F at Nangang Hall 1.

《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 TAIPEI 2019

(1)Applications will not be accepted if the exhibitor withdraws their applications or were not allocated a booth.

(2) If the applicant withdraws (or being denied participation) from COMPUTEX TAIPEI 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 leagal procecution.

(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 already launched to the global market before 28th May 2019.
  • Winning products must present at the pre-show press conference and the award ceremony. If the winners cannot participate in the conference and ceremony, 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 16 categories, each category will select at most 4 winners and 2 Golden Awards.
AI and Big Data are now included with Blockchain and Fintech as one category.
Security Systems and Cyber Security have been added as a new category.
01. AI, Big Data, Blockchain & Fintech 09. IoT Applications
02. 5G, Networking & Communication 10. IPC & Embedded Products
03. Computer & System 11. Mobile Devices & App
04. Consumer Tech 12. Peripherals & Accessories
05. Data Storage 13. Security System & Cyber Security
06. Enterprise Application & Service 14. Smart City
07. Gaming & Entertainment 15. Smart Retail
08. IC & Components 16. XR Application
 3 Special Awards will be given based on the Jury panel’s discretion.

Best Choice of the Year

The winner for the selected best performing product must attend the final assessment meetings.

Best Design Award

For Products with the most attractive product design. Judges will be professional designers. Applicants must fill in the application form and submitted with the registered product..

Jury's Special Award

Selecting products from small and medium sized eneterprises (SME) that are innovative, outstanding and with market potential.

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, an additional special award competition entry form is required to be filled out in order to compete for Best Design Award.

 Selection criteria for each category (click for more details.)

6. Registration

 There are no restrictions to the numbers of products submitted by one company. 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 destroyed 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 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 March 15, 2019, 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 any numbers of 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 March 15, 2019.
  • After uploading and confirming all materials, applicants must print out the "Consent Form" and upload it to the registration website by 3:00pm on 15 March 2019.
  • 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.

6.3 Best Design Award Instructions For Delivery

 Best Design Award applicants must complete the application form and must send one physical product as basis for product review.

 Applicants’ products that arrive after 3:00 pm on March 15, 2019, will be disqualified. Recipient's Address: Best Choice Award Committee of Taiwan Computer and Information Network Center, No. 1, Section 4, Roosevelt Road, Daan District, Taipei 10617, Taiwan

 Please ensure products sent with express delivery (courier service) arrive before the deadline as late arrivals will be disqualified. Please send the products to the following address "Room 216, National Taiwan University Affordable Care Center, No. 170, Sec. Sec. 2, Taipei City". attn: Ms. Huang Shuling (02-33665047).

 Due to confidentiality of the registered products, exhibitors (applicants) are not allowed to send the products in person.

■ Please check with your delivery service provider (or courier company) for confirmation of delivery.

7. Assessment Notification

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

 Three stages of assessment:

(1) Preliminary Assessment: The jury will review and assess the registered materials.

(2) Secondary Assessment: Companies that pass the Preliminary Assessment have to present their product attributes and demonstrate their product.

(3) Final Assessment: With reference to the Preliminary and Secondary Assessment, jury members will vote on the winners.

 Results of the three-stage assessment will be announced online, officials from NTU will notify finalists to participate in the next stage assessment within three working days. 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 Secondary 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.

 Registered products that are nominated by the jury for the "Best Choice Award" must assign their staffs to attend the Final Assessment for further presentations. The briefing time will be announced at a later date.

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 pre-show press conference and award ceremony, Details are as follows:

(1)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.

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

(3)Payment information

Account name: Taipei Computer Association
Bank name and branch: Cathay United Bank (013), Dunnan branch (0534)
Bank Account (14 digits): 824033 + Company registration number (8 digits)
Note: any bank fees incurred will be paid by the applicants, including the bank charges.