SOURCE: iFOCOS

September 02, 2008 10:21 ET

Call for Nominations: Game Changers Awards Honor Greatest Achievements in Media

Nomination Deadline Is September 15

RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - September 2, 2008) - 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.

The 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 for the awards are open through September 15.

Anyone can submit an unlimited number of nominations.

To submit nominations online visit: 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

Submit nominations at: www.wemedia.com/nominate

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 visionairies 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

Contact Information

  • Inquiries to:
    Beth Laing
    Project Manager
    iFOCOS
    404-895-7406
    Email Contact