CarDekho Accolade 2015 is a one of its kind people’s choice award in the Indian auto space. For CarDekho Accolade, the readers command the ultimate authority to choose the winners, making these awards the current voice of the Indian consumers and also acting as a direct feedback from Indian buyers to the automakers. Besides consumer awards, Accolade 2015 also features Jury Awards for Car and Bike of the year.
Nominations cover 10 Car categories, 5 bike categories and 2 jury awards categories. The categories have been chosen from different segments and include new vehicles launched in 2015 based on their viewership on CarDekho.com. The Car and Bike of the year Jury awards are decided by the expert panel who select the winner from amongst all the cars and bikes launched in 2015.
Voting for CarDekho Accolade 2015 will be done between 28th December 2015 and 20th January, 2016. To cast votes and to be eligible for prices consumers have to fill the voting registration form. Information required on the voting form ("Voter Information") consists of Voter’s full name, valid e-mail address and mobile number. Voters have to verify their vote by the unique code, which will be sent on their mobile phones via a text message and email. Only upon verification will the votes be accepted. Such verified voters will be deemed eligible to win prizes. Each consumer will be allowed to vote only once within a category, but will be allowed to vote for more than one categories. Girnar Soft group and associated employees are forbidden from winning prizes.
Winners for the CarDekho Accolade 2015 will be announced on 6th February, 2016 at Auto Expo 2016 based on number of votes cast, and Jury awards will be announced on the same day. Votes will be tabulated electronically and winners shall be determined based on the nominees in each category with the highest number of eligible votes. Counting of votes and random draw of prize winners will be done in the presence of an independent auditor. The Jury awards will be chosen by an expert panel from within Girnar Software editorial/content team.