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…

4 Responses to “Bloggers can now enter major journalism award”
  1. 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…

  2. 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.
    Regards
    Philippe

  3. 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…

  4. 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.

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