What are the Amazon AI Awards and what do they aim to do?

The Amazon AI Awards are an initiative from Amazon India (AISPL) in partnership with Intel, Accenture Technology & Accel. The Awards seek to recognise the best and most innovative work in the area of artificial intelligence (AI) and deploying business solutions across education, healthcare, retail & e-commerce, media & entertainment, financial services, consumer engagement, and Indian language solutions. There are also two award categories for solutions that leverage the Alexa Skills Kit and Alexa Voice Services.

The Amazon AI Awards are being held for the first time in 2017.

Who can enter the Awards?

Any company that offers B2C and B2B solutions using AI, and also leverages one or more services from Amazon Web Services (AWS) for their generally available AI-based solutions. Companies who are in the process of starting to engage a service from AWS and do so by 05 December 2017 are also eligible.

What are the categories of awards?

There are a total of 10 categories of awards:

  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • AI Tools
  • Retail & eCommerce
  • Financial Services
  • Vernacular (Indian Languages)

  • Consumer Engagement
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Enterprise
  • Analytics

For a full list of awards, check out the Awards Categories section here.

How do I enter the Awards?

To enter your app/solution for the Awards, ensure that you have answered all the mandatory questions. You are also encouraged to answer all non-mandatory questions as this will help the jury in the judging process.

How many Award entries can I submit?

You can review the list of awards here and decide which categories your solution is eligible for. The Award titles are self-explanatory. However, if you feel that your solution is eligible for more than one category, then go ahead and apply for both.

When is the entry deadline?

Applications close on 08 December 2017

Is there an entry fee?

No, there is no entry fee for the Amazon AI Awards 2017.

Will I be sent an acknowledgement and/or receipt for my entry?

Yes, you will be sent an acknowledgement by email that your entry has been received and is being considered by the jury.

What supporting materials are allowed?

All details need to be filled into the application form itself. There is no option to upload additional files. Should the jury feel the need to explore further, you will hear from us on email or phone for additional information.

When will the winners be announced?

Winners will be announced at a grand finale in Bengaluru on 14 December 2017.

How do I attend the Awards Ceremony?

All shortlisted applications will receive an invitation to the Awards Ceremony to be held in Bengaluru on 14 December 2017 in advance.

If I have any further questions regarding entering the Awards, who can I contact?

If your questions are not covered in the scope of this FAQ document, please write to and give us a few days to get back to you. Do mention your phone number so that we can reach out to you at the earliest.