ZMQ wins Manthan Award 2007 as India's best e-Content in e-Entertainment Category


New Delhi, October 10, 2007- ZMQ Software Systems has won the Manthan Award 2007. The project "Great Escape" wins the India best e-Content in the category of e-Entertainment. The Manthan Award 2007 Grand Jury members brings along with them rich and diverse experiences in fields cut across biotechnology, ICT to Forest development sectors and was conducted across in 15 different categories. The link of the Award can be viewed at: http://www.manthanaward.org/GreatEScape.asp

"The Great Escape" is an interactive package for Workplace Intervention on HIV/AIDS. The package comprises of a desktop detective game and a desktop messenger buddy. The package is installed on the desktop. On clicking the icon, which appears on the desktop; user can play a detective game on HIV/AIDS. The game disseminates information on HIV/AIDS though interactive quizzing and messaging. The user also sets the buddy, which appears periodically and gives random information on HIV/AIDS.

In an educational entertainment mode, the health related information on issues related to HIV/AIDS and workplace issues are disseminated to corporate workers and employees in a very engaging and interesting way. The package has been conceptualized, designed and developed by ZMQ in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University, Avert Society, USAID and PEPFAR.


This is ZMQ's fourth Manthan award in consecutive years.


In 2006, ZMQ's "Freedom HIV/AIDS" won the Manthan Award as India best e-Content in the
category of m-Content.
Link of the 2006 Award: http://www.manthanaward.org/freedom_hiv.asp

In 2005, ZMQ's "eLab" won the Manthan Award as India best e-Content in the category of e-Science, and "Cricket India" as India's best e-Content in the category of e-Entertainment.
Link of the 2005 Award:
http://www.manthanaward.org/WorldCupCricket.asp
http://www.manthanaward.org/Electrophoresis.asp

About Manthan Award:
The Manthan Award is inspired by WSA - the World Summit Award under the framework of United Nation's World Summit on Information Society, to select best quality e-Content in India and to promote creativity & innovation in the development of new media applications in India. The award is organized by Digital Empowerment Foundation annually. The website of the Manthan Award can be viewed at: http://www.manthanaward.org