The Radiant Awards

Innovation & Vision in Identity Systems

9 April 2021, AVANI Riverside Bangkok Hotel

Awards Categories & Evaluation Criteria

The categories for the Radiant Awards are listed below. Entries can be submitted by either a nominee government agency or a nominating organisation such as a partner or technology provider. Awards should be accepted by representatives of the government identity scheme operator and the technology consortium responsible for implementing the scheme.

There are 4 categories of Radiant Awards, as listed below. In 3 of the 4 categories there is more than one award available.

Entrants for the Radiant Awards must choose, on the entry form, the primary category in which they wish to enter their submission. Entrants can also choose a secondary category in which the entry could be considered. Therefore the same entry can be submitted for consideration in 2 different categories.

Any winning entry cannot be submitted for the same category in a following year, although it could be submitted in a different category. Here “same category” refers to the same aspect of the same electronic identity scheme. However an electronic identity scheme that wins a Radiant Award may be eligible for submission to the same category in a following year if the scheme has undergone significant redevelopment with new capabilities and services. This will depend on the significance of the new development, which should be made clear in the submission (determination of “significant” will be decided by the jury and their decision will be final).

The categories and evaluation criteria for the Radiant Awards are listed below. Radiant Awards entrants can submit the same entry for a maximum of 2 categories. Evaluation criteria will vary for each of the 4 categories, but benefits for government, citizens and residents, as well as privacy and data protection, are consistent criteria. The maximum number of points in each Radiant Awards category is the same.

Radiant Vision Award (1)

The Radiant Vision Award recognises forward thinking ideas that have led to significant innovations in how national electronic identity schemes are planned, designed, developed or deployed. Judges will be looking for vision, foresight and imagination. All aspects of identity systems, including but not limited to architectures, processes or technologies, are eligible for consideration if they enable a quantum leap in public sector identity applications and services.

Evaluation Criteria Marking
Vision and forward thinking 2 points
Imagination and creativity 2 points
Quantum leap in public sector identity services for citizens/residents 2 points
Potential impact on the global electronic identity ecosystem 2 points
Benefits delivered to citizens and residents 2 points
Privacy and data protection 2 points
TOTAL 12 points

Radiant Pioneer Award (2)

The Radiant Pioneer Award recognises pioneering new uses or applications of smart technology in public sector identity schemes. The technology may or may not be newly developed. Judges will be looking for submissions where public sector identity systems use technology in new ways that have not previously been deployed. Awards will be made to the two submissions where the pioneering use of the smart technology created the most significant outcome.

Evaluation Criteria Marking
Pioneering application of smart technology (idea) 2 points
Development of the smart technology 2 points
Using technology in new ways 2 points
Benefits for government 2 points
Outcomes created for citizens and residents 2 points
Privacy and data protection 2 points
TOTAL 12 points

Radiant Launch Award (4)

The Radiant Launch Awards are for the 4 most significant deployments (excluding pilots) of public sector identity schemes, applications or services in the last 18 months. Up to four awards are available depending upon the quality of submissions. Key considerations for judges will be objectives of the identity scheme; planning, development and deployment challenges; smoothness of rollout; technologies used; and benefits delivered to citizens, residents and government to date.

Evaluation Criteria Marking
Design and planning 2 points
Development and deployment 2 points
Efficiency of rollout (challenges overcome) 2 points
eID technologies (open, future proof, flexible,..) 2 points
Benefits for government, citizens and residents 2 points
Privacy and data protection 2 points
TOTAL 12 points

Radiant Service Award (2)

The Radiant Service Award is for a national electronic identity scheme that has consistently delivered exemplary services to citizens and residents over a period of at least 5 years. Judges will be considering submissions from the perspective of citizens and looking for national eID schemes that have not only provided broader and more efficient access to government but also made life easier and more convenient for citizens and residents. Up to two awards are available.

Evaluation Criteria Marking
Years of operation (5 or less=0, 6=1, 8=1.5, 10=2) 2 points
Operational track record 2 points
Breadth (number and richness) of services 2 points
Long-term benefits for government 2 points
Outcomes created for citizens and residents 2 points
Privacy and data protection 2 points
TOTAL 12 points

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