In 2017 GMIS Illinois is launching the GMIS Illinois Innovation Award. The award is intended to recognize innovative technology projects done by Illinois member agencies. These are projects that save time, redefine processes and make lives easier for staff. The award is intended to promote innovative projects and recognize them.
SUBMISSION OF PROJECTS FOR CONSIDERATION
Member IT Departments are invited to submit a 1-2 page written summary, throughout the year, to the GMIS Illinois Board at firstname.lastname@example.org, detailing an innovative project they completed with/for a department. IT departments may submit their own project, or someone else’s project for review. At a minimum, the following information should be included:
PRESENTATION OF PROJECTS
During the GMIS Illinois Quarterly Meetings, member organizations with submitted projects will be invited to present (20-30 min) their project and include how it demonstrated IT’s collaborative partnership with the department, along with the benefits it brought to the department and/or agency. The project benefits could include any/all of the following:
INITIAL EVALUATION OF PROJECTS
The projects will be voted on by the GMIS Illinois Board members, and the top three will be selected based on the following criteria:
FINAL EVALUATION OF PROJECTS
The GMIS Illinois Board will select the top three projects presented throughout the year, and will invite these finalists to present again at the the annual GMIS Illinois GIANTS conference. The “winning” project will then be selected during the GIANTS conference, based on attending membership votes. The GMIS Illinois President will announce and present the award during the GIANTS conference.
The IT staff from the “winning” project will then be included with the GMIS Illinois Board members to evaluate the presentations throughout the year, and to select the finalists to present at the annual GIANTS conference.
THE FINE PRINT
Current GMIS Illinois Board members and their teams are not eligible for the award.
If a submitted project is not selected as a finalist, the team is welcome to revise and resubmit the project at a future date.