About the audits
The initial nominations were vetted by the editorial team of PCQuest to remove the projects that did not qualify as per the selection criteria (http://forums.pcquest.com/itsp/ selection-process). The ones that qualified were asked to submit a detailed audit form. This form captures the complete details of the projects – right from the name of the project leader to what technologies were used, time taken, the result, etc. Each one of these projects was allocated a project champion from the PCQuest team, who basically represented the project for internal audit purposes. The champions made a presentation to an internal jury meet at PCQuest, and points sought by the jury for clarification were noted down. The champions got in touch with the respective project heads and sought the information required for the final jury presentations. A total of 18 projects made it to the finals.