The Order of the Competition
The Prize Committee approves the terms for filing applications, their selection for the Prize nomination, taking decisions on winners, announcement of winners and their awarding in a particular year and also a nominating application form.
The Prize Directory shall publish the nomination form on the Prize web-site. Upon expiry of the term for the nomination applications filing, the Prize Directory shall assess their compliance with the requirements set.
Nomination applications accepted for examination shall be registered by the Prize Directory and shall be sent to the Expert Group members for assessment. The Expert Group assesses authors’ qualification and quality of the developments nominated for the Prize.
Based on the assessment results, members of the Expert Group shall submit to the Prize Directory their opinion and applications for their further consideration. Based on the opinions made by members of the Expert Group, the Prize Directory shall form a list of applications that shall include 10%, but no less than three (3) applications of the total number of the nominees gaining the largest number of votes of the Expert Group members who took part in the candidates selection and shall present it to the Prize Committee.
The Prize Committee shall at its meeting pass a resolution on the Prize awarding by way of voting. Such voting may be held both in absentia, and at the meeting with the help of ballots. Voting of the Prize Committee shall be deemed valid if over one half of the Prize Committee members take part therein.
Each member of the Prize Committee may cast his/her vote only for one (1) application. In case several applications gain an equal majority of votes, the resolution on the Prize awarding shall be passed by the chairman of the Prize Committee.
In case more than a half of all members of the Prize Committee vote against all applications, the Prize Committee may pass a resolution on the refusal to award the Prize in a particular year or on additional consideration of the applications that were not included into list formed by the Prize Directory on the basis of the results provided by the Expert Group.
Within 15 days as of the moment of the resolution passing, the Prize Committee shall announce Prize winners.