The NSM Awards has been instituted since 2002 as a means of providing incentives to participating agencies/organizations in the observance of the NSM. The awards are given in recognition of the outstanding participation of agencies, regional offices and private entities in the NSM celebration and to further encourage them to be more active in their involvement in the observance of future celebrations of the NSM.
The award will be given to individual winners in three categories:
1. Best statistical activity conducted by a Government organization
All agencies of the government, local government units (LGUs), academic institutions, state universities and colleges, government-owned and controlled corporations in the National Capital Region (NCR) with statistical activities undertaken in October 2015 are welcome to send entries for this category. Statistical forums, information dissemination activities and contests conducted in October 2015 by proponent agencies/units of the government are covered in this category, thus the following sub-categories of this award:
- Best Statistical Forum
A statistical forum can be in the form of workshops, symposia, trainings and lectures on statistics.
- Best Statistical Information Dissemination Activity
Information dissemination activities may be in the form of exhibits, webbased disseminations, database systems, information caravans, publications, primers, flyers, and bulletins.
- Best Statistical Contest
A statistical contest can either be in the form of statistics quizzes, oratorical contests, essay contests, poster-making contest related to statistics where participants compete for an award.
2. Best Region
All Regional Statistics Committees (RSCs) which have undertaken statistical activities in October 2015 are invited to send entries for this category. The statistical activities can be in the form of forums, information dissemination activities and contests.
3. Best statistical activity conducted by a Private (profit/non-profit) organization
All private firms and non-profit organizations are welcome to send entries for this category. A private organization can nominate its own statistical activities undertaken in October 2015 or an activity undertaken by another private entity, provided that the nominator and/or the nominee can submit pertinent documentation sufficient for the evaluation of the 26th NSM Board of Judges. Government agencies can nominate statistical activities spearheaded by a private organization under this category. However, private organizations that were nominated by government agencies must provide sufficient documentation to the NSM Secretariat for evaluation by the 26th NSM Awards Board of Judges.
Statistical activities in the form of forums, information dissemination activities and contests, which were conducted in October 2015 by private sector organizations/groups, are covered in this category.
4. Best Youth Group Advocate for Statistics
All youth organizations in the private and public universities and colleges, LGUs and other sectors of the society, which conducted statistical advocacy activities in January to December 2015, can send entries for this category. Government agencies and private organizations can nominate youth organizations with outstanding efforts in promoting statistics in various venues and formats, provided that sufficient documentation is submitted by the nominated youth organizations to merit the evaluation of the 26th NSM Awards Board of Judges.