Call for Nominations – Sept. 15 deadline for Game Changers
Awards honor people, projects and ideas that use media to change the world.
An international panel of pioneers from media, technology, business, social activism and blogging will judge nominees for the new We Media Game Changers Awards. The awards recognize people, projects, ideas and organizations leading change and inspiring a better world through media.
Winners will be celebrated and featured speakers at the We Media Miami global forum, Feb. 24-26, 2009, where their stories will become the content of the conference.
Nominations are open through September 15. Anyone can submit multiple nominations.
Please submit nominations online at: www.wemedia.com/nominate.
Nominees can work in any field, including journalism, marketing, technology, advocacy, film and music. The awards will highlight achievements through exceptional story-telling, novel business models, significant social impact, innovative design and powerful visions of media for the connected culture.
The awards are organized and administered by iFOCOS, the media think tank and futures lab that organizes the We Media conferences and global membership community.
The judges for the 2008 awards are:
- Suha Araj, Co-Founder and V.P. Strategy, Real Girls Media
- John H. Bell, Managing Director, 360° Digital Influence, Ogilvy PR
- John Fischer, Strategist, Infinia Foresight
- Jim Kennedy, Vice President; Director of Strategic Planning, The Associated Press
- Solana Larsen, Managing Editor, Global Voices
- Ory Okolloh, Founder, Kenyan Pundit
- Sameer Padania , Manager, Witness Hub
- Alex Steffen, Executive Editor, Worldchanging
- Katrin Verclas, Co-Founder/Editor, MobileActive.org
- Alan Webber, writer and founder, Fast Company Magazine
- Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Hip Hop Caucus, CEO
The judges will evaluate finalists selected by the awards organizers and the public will vote for the Community Award through an online voting system.
Learn more about the criteria at: www.wemedia.com/awards
Register for the We Media Miami conference at: www.wemedia.com/miami
About We Media
The We Media conferences, membership community and awards are organized by iFOCOS, a non-profit media think tank and futures lab founded in 2006 by media visionaries Andrew Nachison and Dale Peskin. They help anyone create, operate and sustain ventures in a media-centric culture powered by everyone. We Media programs function as a marketplace of ideas and actions for business and social innovators and they connect individuals and organizations from across industries who believe the power of media, communication and human ingenuity should be applied to innovate in business and to make the world better through media. More about We Media at: www.wemedia.com.
Beth Laing is the project manager for iFOCOS, which organizes the We Media conferences, awards and community. Prior to working with We Media she worked in a variety of new media roles with Knight Ridder, Infonautics and Access Atlanta. She is currently on the board of the Atlanta Women’s Alliance (AWA), Community Advisory Board for Junior League Dekalb and a Leadership Dekalb 2010 class member.