DiGi WWWOW Internet For All Awards is back to recognise Malaysia?s most inspiring netizens

Press Release
April 14, 2014

DiGi WWWOW Internet For All Awards is back to recognise Malaysia’s most inspiring netizens
Introducing new streamlined categories with RM 25,000 cash prizes and other experiential prizes for each winner

SHAH ALAM, 15 April 2014 - DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (DiGi) today launched the fourth edition of DiGi WWWOW Internet For All Awards, an annual programme designed to recognise inspiring Malaysian netizens in nurturing a thriving internet ecosystem.

Chan May Ling, DiGi’s Head of Marketing Services said since DiGi WWWOW Internet For All Awards started in 2011, it has uncovered many internet talents with inspiring social causes who had leveraged on the internet to offer access to knowledge, and make fundamental services affordable and accessible for all. Chan explained, "DiGi WWWOW Internet For All Awards has helped encouraged increasing netizens to create local content, giving people more reasons to use and subsequently benefit from the internet in line with our ambition of bringing Internet For All.

"This year, we have strengthened the programme by streamlining the categories, and putting extra emphasis on the quality of content and the impact it has on the lives of its audiences. We are once again calling individuals who are active users of the internet to share their stories and inspire others in nurturing a progressive online community."

A more comprehensive programme
DiGi will be hosting inspiring workshops and talks as part of the Awards programme on 30 April and 8 May, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur to help participants further refine and maximise the potential of their submissions. These workshops will feature industry pioneers who will be sharing their experiences and know how on building successful internet presence and is open to all participants, previous WWWOW winners and internet communities. To participate, interested netizens can register for the workshop at wwwow.my

Submission via three simple steps
DiGi WWWOW Internet For All Awards is open to all Malaysian netizens from now until 31 May 2013. All they need to do is to:

  • Share their contribution in the online space by providing a summary of their work in one of three categories: Commerce, Content and Community by logging on to wwwow.my. Their entries should highlight how and why their internet endeavours have successfully inspired fellow Malaysians. Once submitted, the entry will be made available on social media for public voting.
  • Once their submissions are approved, participants are able to unlock an ‘online journal’ where they are required to provide more information on their entries by answering a list of questions. The top 10 entries from each of the three categories with the most online votes will move on to the final judging phase
  • On 4 June 2014, the shortlisted 30 participants will pitch their entries to DiGi and a panel of judges representing various marketing disciplines from across the industry. The judges will select a winning entry for each of the three categories.

The three category winners will be announced on 20 June 2014 during the Awards Grand Finale event whereby each winner will win RM 25,000 cash prizes and other experiential prizes.

DiGi WWWOW Internet for All Awards is Malaysia’s first and only recognition celebrating the achievements of ordinary Malaysians who are avid internet users. It is based on 100% user-generated entries to showcase the incredible creativity, ingenuity and entrepreneurialism of our netizens. Last year, DiGi WWWOW Internet For All Awards 2013 received a record of 1,932 unique entries submitted within 30 days, and over 39,000 votes. There was strong viral interest with over 8,900 tweets generated on #DGWWWOW hashtag, creating more than 155 million impression, and the WWWOW.my microsite had 505,000 page visits with a total of 388,000 unique visitors.

Endorsed by Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (SKMM), DiGi WWWOW Internet For All Awards programme is supported by Google, Lowyat.NET, Mudah.my, Says.my, iTrain, Yahoo, AsiaWeb Direct, MindValley, Samsung, AIG and Astro.

For more information on the DiGi WWWOW Internet For All Awards 2014, please visit: www.wwwow.my