• Who can join?
    • All local government units – Province, City, Municipality
  • Is a past winner allowed to join the DGA 2021?
    • Yes, as long as the entry submitted is not the winning entry in previously-conducted DGA.
  • What are the Categories that LGUs can participate in?
    • An LGU can submit one (1) entry for each of the 5 categories below:
      • Best in Customer Empowerment (G2C) Award

This Category recognizes the effect of an LGU’s practices using ICT solutions in its dealings with the public. This includes ICT solutions towards providing improved, timely, and relevant delivery of public services directly to the constituents.

      • Best in Business Empowerment (G2B) Award

This Category awards the effect of an LGU’s practices in integrating ICT solutions, and the commitment of its administration, in the LGU’s responsiveness to the needs of business enterprises, thereby creating business opportunities.

      • Best in Inter-Operability (G2G) Award

This category awards the effect of an LGU’s initiative to connect data and systems with other government offices, both national and local, for the convenience of their constituents and to improve its public service delivery.

      • Best in Government Internal Operations (G2I) Award

This category awards the efforts of an LGU in developing or improving its internal systems and adhering to various recognized standards, to be able to provide better service to its internal customers.

      • Best in Covid19 Pandemic Response (G2P)

This special category recognizes the LGUs who were extremely adaptable to the unusual circumstances presented by the COVID19 pandemic in the timely delivery of their services with the use of IATF-prescribed online systems designed to intensify efforts in the monitoring and containment of COVID-19. 


  • How many entries can an LGU submit?
      • The LGU can submit only one (1) entry for each of the categories mentioned in #3, however, the G2C and G2B categories apply only to City and Municipality levels. 
  • Who decides in which Category to submit an entry?
      • The LGU.  The Regional DILG and DICT officers can help advise LGUs on the categorization of their entries. 
  • How to join?
    • Read the information posted in the DGA Website through dgawards.dict.gov.ph
    • Prepare the following documents for each entry:
      • 1-paged Executive Summary in pdf
      • 1 document per criterion in pdf, which will include answers to the guide questions (Maximum of 3 pages per document)
      • Maximum of 5 additional documents in pdf such as comparative analysis, graphs, etc. that will supplement the answers in letter (b).
    • Submit the documents through the Assessment Portal which can be accessed through the following links:

An initial assessment of entries will be conducted as to completeness and correctness of submitted documents, and adherence to criteria. The Regional DILG and DICT officers will encourage and help advise LGUs on the categorization and submission of their entries.

  • As soon as the documents are complete, correct and the entry complies with the criteria, the LGU will be notified to proceed with the submission of final documents to the Submission Portal.
  • Submit the final documents through the Submission Portal.  The link to this portal will be emailed by the DICT and DILG officers to all LGUs with complete and correct entries, and have passed the initial assessment. Submissions in this portal are considered final. 
  • What if there are changes to be made in the documents?
    • Changes to documents are accepted during the assessment period only.  Once documents are submitted in the Submission Portal, revisions will not be accepted.