Sl No Category Definition Evaluation Criteria
01 Government Official Government employees at the Central, State, Urban Local Body, Panchayat level/ Public Sector Undertakings/ Public Bodies or any organization –Central/ State/ PSU/ any institution created by an Act of Parliament (either Central or State) such as BDA, BBMP, BESCOM including government hospitals, government schools and colleges who have provided services in the city for the current year as on the date of evaluation by the Jury Performance and impact of workEnhancement of transparency and efficiencyInnovation and use of technologyCitizen engagementPositive outcome under unfavourable conditions
02 Social Entrepreneur of the Year An individual who has recognized a social issue and used entrepreneurial principles to organize, create and manage a venture to bring about social change and impact. The individual must have been operating in Bengaluru for a period of at least one year, as on the date of evaluation by the jury. The venture may or may not be an institution for profit Operating in space relevant to the needs of BengaluruTransformative/ innovative social changeSustainability and scalabilityProven social or environmental ImpactReach & Scope
03 Rising Star of the Year Any socially responsible Bengalurean citizen under the age of 24 who has sustainably contributed towards the development of Bengaluru, as on the date of evaluation while fulfilling legal and ethical requirements. Achievers include individuals from all walks of life including, but not limited to teachers, doctors, sportspersons, lawyers, activists, social workers etc Contribution to a sector of high priority for the citizens of BengaluruAchievements and impact in the chosen fieldSustainability and scalabilityPositive outcome under unfavourable conditionsInnovation
04 Media Individual Any individual employed in the media industry who has highlighted social issues of Bengaluru and reached out to the relevant audience so as to further the overall development of the city in the last one year, while ensuring commitment to their professional and social ethics Pioneer in reporting topics relevant to BengaluruCommitment to the causes reportedCitizen engagementQuality of news valueInnovation
05 Namma Bengalurean of the Year Any socially responsible Bengalurean citizen who has contributed towards the development of Bengaluru, as on the date of evaluation while fulfilling legal and ethical requirements. Achievers include individuals from all walks of life including, but not limited to teachers, doctors, sportspersons, lawyers, activists, social workers etc. Contribution to a sector of high priority for the citizens of BengaluruAchievements and impact in the chosen fieldSustainability and scalabilityPositive outcome under unfavourable conditionsInnovation