Bloggers can now enter major journalism award

Just noticed that the Telkom ICT Journalist of the year award now has a “Citizen Journalist” category, accepting entries from blogs or personal websites. There are nice prizes (overseas trip) and good dosh (40k) up for grabs. If the gyrating, glitter-laced dancers at the gala event are anything to go by I suppose you’d have to say it’s a pretty prestigious event. Strangely, they’ve lumped the blogger/cit J category together with “community journalism” which is not quite the same… but it’s a good start. The site reads:

Community and Citizen Journalist: Stories must be published on a personal web site, blog, group-blog, or citizen journalism aggregator. Republication of stories produced for the traditional media (print, radio, TV) or commercial online media is not allowed.

Better hurry — entries close Jan 15…

Comments (4)

  1. Gavin wrote::

    You are kidding me. An ICT journalism award for bloggers that requires you to fill in a HANDWRITTEN FORM AND POST IT!!!!!!

    Words fail me.

    Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 4:36 am #
  2. matt wrote::

    haha i know, i also noticed that… rather silly … I guess we need to give them time to catch up to the 21th century. baby steps…

    Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 6:24 am #
  3. Philippe wrote::

    Seeing this made me wonder, are there any non-journalist orientated awards for bloggers? Ones that are reputable and noteworthy?
    I thought that you may have this insight.

    Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 2:37 am #
  4. matt wrote::

    hey phillipe… there has been a blog award locally in recent times although it was pretty small scale. I know that some of the major local (SA) bloggers here are looking at doing a bigger blog awards event this year and that it would NOT be journalism orientated…

    Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 3:41 am #