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Announcement of Blue Shield Award for Security
and Anti-counterfeiting Technology


Initiated by China International Association for Promotion of Science and Technology (CIAPST) and Security Document Summit Committee, Blue Shield Award for Security and Anti-counterfeiting Technology has been the Top Award in China security and anti-counterfeiting industry. Since its establishment in 2010, Blue Shield Award has gained wide influence and become an important program for China security industry with growing numbers of companies’ participation. 

It’s CIAPST and Security Document Summit Committee’s mission to promote the development of security and anti-counterfeiting technological innovation and application and to strengthen industry communication and exchange of technologies and applications applied on security fields including banknote, ID document, smart card, stamp, certificate and label etc.. To achieve the goal, Security Document Summit Committee take Blue Shield Award for Security and Anti-counterfeiting Technology as a way to facilitate the upgrading of security and anti-counterfeiting technologies by evaluating and recognizing companies’ technological innovation, excellent application, operating conditions and individual’s contribution.

Blue Shield Award is held once a year and includes five awards—Excellent Application Award, Technology Innovation Award, Person of the Year Award, Domestic and Overseas Market Development Award and Lifetime Achievement Award. Of all the awards, Domestic and Overseas Market Development Award is evaluated every two years and Lifetime Achievement Award is evaluated every three years. Especially, Security Document Summit Committee added Excellent Application Cases on Goods/ Brands Traceability and Protection since 2016 as a new award for goods/brands protection.

Based on the principle of fairness, impartiality and openness, members of Blue Shield Award Committee will strictly follow the selection procedures and improve evaluating standards.

Hereby notify the related matters as follows: 


I. Eligible Organizations or Individuals:

1. Enterprises and public institutions in security and anti-counterfeiting industry registered in mainland China
2. Foreign-investment enterprises that have business in China
3. Colleges and Universities
4. Research Institutes
5. Individuals who have made great contributions to security and anti-counterfeiting


II. Awards and Corresponding Qualifications 

1. Technology Innovation Award

Qualifications:
1) Innovative and advanced technologies that have reliable security identification and anti-counterfeiting functions and are recognized as qualified and cutting-edge by relevant industry assessment;

2) Technologies that have unique features differentiating from similar innovations approved by relevant industry assessment; 

3) A new technology or an upgrading technology based on previous products and technologies that promote the development of anti-counterfeiting technology;

4) Patented products and technologies or technologies with novelty retrieval report.


2. Excellent Application Award 

Qualifications:
1) Products and technologies that have a effective anti-counterfeiting function and social effect and must be applied in practice for more than one year;

2) Products and technologies that have competitive advantages and take a certain market share in security and anti-counterfeiting market;

3) Products and technologies that have at least one successful innovative application in the industry;

4) Products and technologies that have high market popularity and media attention.


3. Domestic and Overseas Market Development Award

Qualifications:
1) Companies that have advanced operating ideas and marketing model in domestic and overseas market expanding and adopt continuously stable marketing strategies with excellent performance in market expansion and business operation;

2) Companies that have worked and run over two years in the business being expanded;

3) Companies that have good brand image, operate and pay taxes according to the law and do their business honestly;

4) Companies that actively shoulder social responsibility and take part in public goods;

5) Companies whose main businesses are not high-polluting and products are    environmentally-friendly.



4. Person of the Year Award

Qualifications:
1) Individuals who make great contributions to security and anti-counterfeiting industry;

2) Individuals who have good public images with important social influence on  the industry;

3) Individuals who have sharp insights into China’s public security and anti-counterfeiting industry and promote the development of security industry;

4) Individuals who abide by career ethics and take active parts in exchanging opinions with counterparts;

5) Individuals who have no illegal and criminal record and bad credibility record.


5.  Excellent Application Cases on Goods/ Brands Traceability and Protection

Qualifications:
1) Application Cases successfully integrated and applied during the past three years;

2) Application Cases that conform to security and anti-counterfeiting system and at least two or more anti-counterfeiting or tracing technologies of different security levels are integrated;

3) Applications that are easy to authenticate, identify and verify;

4) Typical and representative applications that have important model and demonstration significance to other enterprises in the industry.


III. Selection Principles

1. Voluntariness. Enterprises, institutes and individuals shall apply voluntarily or be nominated by a third party.

2. Practicalism and realism. All applicants will be assessed comprehensively based on market share, technology stability and brand value etc.. And relevant testimonials shall be submitted by applicants.)

3. Fairness, impartiality and openness. Our committee will strictly follow the procedure and selection methods mentioned herein.

4. Quality first. Each award winner will be carefully selected and there shall be no winner if the required standards are not met by applicants.

5. Confidentiality. Our committee and all staffs shall bear the responsibility for the privacy and commercially-sensitive information of all applications.


IV. Schedule for Selection

1.  Registration: May 15, 2017 – September 15, 2017

2.  Preliminary evaluation: September 16, 2017 -- September 22, 2017
Results of preliminary evaluation will be published at
www.sid.org.cn and www.sds-china.com.cn.

3.   Re-evaluation: October 9, 2017 -- October 13, 2017

4.   Awards ceremony: October 24, 2017 -- October 25, 2017
Winners will be released at Award Ceremony in 12th Security Document Summit (SDS) during October 24, 2017 to October 25, 2017.


V. Notices

1. All applicants can fill in the application forms (see annexes) according to the requirements since the issue of this announcement. All relevant proof documents shall be submitted to Blue Shield Award Committee Secretariat before September 15, 2017 in duplicate and marked with “Blue Shield Award”.

2. Selection for Blue Shield Award is completely free of charge.


VI. Contact Information

Vivian Herh (+86-18500227185)
Tel: +86-10-85621202    Fax: +86-10-85621202-807
Email:
sid.org@vip.163.com; cids@vip.163.com
Address: Room 1202A, HUA SHENG International Building, No.12 Yabao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100020, China.
Website:
www.sid.org.cn and www.sds-china.com.cn


Annex:

Annex 1: Application Form for Technology Innovation Award
Annex 2: Application Form for Excellent Application Award
Annex 3: Application Form for Domestic and Overseas Market Development Award Annex 3: Application Form for Person of the Year Award
Annex 4: Application Form for Excellent Application Cases on Goods/ Brands Traceability and Protection



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