The SLT Zero One Awards for Digital Excellence launched in 2016 proved to be an immense success, much sought after by many in the Business world. Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) is therefore proud to announce that SLT will be presenting a 2017 edition of the SLT Zero One Awards (SLT #01Awards) as well. The SLT Zero One Awards is a unique programme that recognizes and rewards excellence in digital initiatives across the island. This time’s edition will award businesses and/or individuals in the areas of Best Digital-enabled Product/Service, Best Digital-Integrated Campaign, Best Community Empowerment Programme, Best Digital Media Agency, Best Website or Microsite, Best Use of Mobile. “There is a significant lack of recognition in the Digital Services Industry, which we have been able to identify and address through the SLT Zero One Awards Programme. It was received extremely well at the 2016 edition. Therefore we thought it best to continue the concept for the second year running. I believe Sri Lanka has exceptional talent in all spheres of every industry but the leaps and bounds we have made as an industry and a country in this technologically advanced era is outstanding and therefore it is vital that we give due recognition to those outstanding products/services, corporate and individuals who have made that possible.” Said Mr. Dileepa Wijesundera, Group CEO of Sri Lanka Telecom PLC. SLT will formally announce the opening date to receive entries and the deadlines for same in the coming months, through its various digital and social media channels. The exclusive panel of esteemed judges for the 2017 edition will also be announced in due course. “Having received over 450 entries for the first SLT #01Awards, no doubt the 2017 edition will bring in even more entries. Winning a SLT #01Award marks each winner as an industry leader in their respective fields, boosts team morale and demonstrates the value of digital initiatives to the wider business world” said Mr. Wijesundera speaking at the Press Conference held to announce the launch of the 2017 SLT Zero Awards for Digital Excellence on the 14th of September 2017. Awards category information, entry criteria, judging FAQs and case studies from previous winners will be made available online on the www.01awards.lk website.