Sunday, May 22

130 state govt websites for contest


KOTA KINABALU: A total of 130 state government websites will compete in the Sabah Government Web Competition (SGWC) 2012.

Resource Development and Information Technology permanent secretary Bruno Voon told press members at Wisma Bandaraya near here yesterday that all Sabah government departments and agencies were obliged to take part in the competition and that their participation was automatic.

The official website for the competition is:

He also mentioned that the main prize for the competition was a trophy, cash prize of RM8,000 and participating certificate.

The second prize winner of the competition will win a trophy, RM5,000 cash prize and participating certificate, while the third prize winner will win a trophy, RM3,000 cash prize and participating certificate.

There will also be seven prizes for the ‘Most Popular Website’, ‘Best Designed Website’, ‘Most Interactive Website’, ‘Most Informative Website’, ‘Best Service Delivery Website’, and ‘Best Society Inclusion Website.”

The six websites selected above requires online votes from members of the public and voting can be made via the office website at

The online voting, he said, would begin on September 27 at 00:01 hours until October 19 at 00:00 hours for the first phase, and between October 20 and November 9 for the second phase.

A jury will deliberate on the findings between October 22 and November 9, and the prize presentation will be held on November 30, at 7pm.

Aside from the categories listed above, there would also be the ‘Jury Favourite Website’ which would be judged by members of the jury, he said.

Voon also touched briefly on the objectives of the competition.

“It is to encourage all government agencies to establish their own website and to conduct regular updates on their website’s contents. It is also to promote the use of ICT to support the administrative aspects of the agencies and departments, as well as to share and provide information via the Internet,” he said.