The National Best Quality ICT Awards (NBQSA) [known as National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA) until 2010] competition is an annual event organized by the BCS The Chartered Institute for IT Sri Lanka Section [known as the British Computer Society Sri Lanka (BCSSL) Section until 2009].
In this globally competitive era the competition serves to showcase and benchmark Sri Lankan ICT products.
The avowed objectives of the NBQSA competition are threefold : To provide recognition to outstanding achievements of individuals and organizations in Sri Lanka who/which have contributed to the development of IC, to create a window to gain international recognition for locally developed ICT products and to improve standards and the quality of local ICT products and services to be able to compete in the international market place.
NBQSA was initiated in 1998 by then chairperson of BCS Sri Lanka Section, Dr. Bandu Ranasinghe and his committee. It was further enhanced by linking up with the Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA) programme in 2003 by the untiring efforts of Mr. Bimal Yainne and Mr. Kithsiri Manchanayake. Since then NBQSA is modeled in line with APICTA and the winners of NBQSA are nominated to participate at APICTA held annually.
The competition is open to sixteen categories of software ranging from Applications and Infrastructure Tools software to Media and Entertainment Applications Software. Gold, Silver and Bronze awards are presented in these categories provided that there are winners in these categories. Details of the award categories are given here.