DiGi WWWOW Awards

DiGi has launched something called WWWOW Awards where Internet users in Malaysia get to nominate and vote for their websites/blog online.

Runs from 21 April – 20 June 2011, the project is in collaboration with ASTRO, Era.fm, Hitz.fm, Google, Yahoo! MSN, Mudah.my, Nuffnang bloggers, Lowyat.net, Malaysia Airlines, Flickr, Karangkraf and the Malaysian Digital Association (MDA).

Details in the press release below.

April 21, 2011-DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (“DiGi”) launched the DiGi WWWOW Awards today, the first people’s choice Internet awards for Malaysians by Malaysians.  A collaborative project with ASTRO, Era.fm, Hitz.fm, Google, Yahoo! MSN, Mudah.my, Nuffnang bloggers, Lowyat.net, Malaysia Airlines, Flickr, Karangkraf and the Malaysian Digital Association (MDA), winners will be nominated and voted for by Malaysian Netizens.

Running from 21 April – 20 June 2011, the DiGi WWWoW Awards pays tribute to ordinary Malaysians who are doing extraordinary things online – from publishing their own opinions, producing their own TV shows, starting new businesses, or mobilising the power of the Internet for good causes.

According to DiGi’s Head of Marketing Services, Sulin Lau, “Malaysians are a creative bunch and the collaborative power of the Internet has allowed them to share ideas, exchange opinions, and meet potential collaborators easily, which has resulted in the creation of amazing, new and original content. Hence, it is DiGi’s mission this year to offer more, better and wallet-friendly ways for people to connect online.  We believe that the Internet is for all and that Malaysia is ready for something like the WWWoW Awards.”

“The DiGi WWWoW Awards is a concerted effort by DiGi and our project partners to spotlight Malaysians who are already making waves online and deserve to be acknowledged for their wonderful ideas and amazing creativity,” explained Sulin.

Malaysians can vote for their favourites on WWWoW.my. There are sixteen awards up for grabs:

1.      Top Makan Makan Expert Award
2.      Top Kay Poh Award
3.      Fave Tech Head Award
4.      Online Shop of The Year Award
5.      Blogger of the Year Award
6.      Video of the Year Award
7.      Must Follow Personality Award
8.      Picture of the Year Award
9.      Top LOL (humour) Award
10.     Best Internet for Good Award
11.     Fave Malaysian Male Online Celebrity Award
12.     Fave Malaysian Female Online Celebrity Award
13.     Fave Person over 40 Award
14.     Fave Person under 15 Award
15.     Online Story of the Year Award
16.     Best Internet For All Idea/Campaign Award

Overseeing the planning of the categories and rules is the WWWoW committee comprising representatives from DiGi, ASTRO, Lowyat.net, Yahoo!, Google, MSN Malaysia, Starcom Worldwide, Malaysian Digital Association, Rapp Malaysia and Nuffnang as well as local celebrities, Farish Aziz and Juliana Evans. However, in contrast to other media awards, the DiGi WWWoW Awards are judged by the voting public who will cast their votes on wwwow.my.

The winners of all 16 awards will be announced during a yellow carpet gala award event on 12 July 2011. They will take home with them the first ever DiGi WWWoW Award Trophy and RM5,000 worth of prizes from the sponsors.

For more information, log on to www.wwwow.my

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