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DiGi plans to reward Malaysian netizens

AvantiKumar | May 21, 2013
Malaysian telco launches WWWOW 2013 awards with endorsement from the country's regulator MCMC.

DiGi WWWOW 2013 announcement modified 

Photo - (From left)- Chan May Ling, Head of Marketing Services of DiGi Telecommunications; and Andy Koh, founder of PetFinder My

 

Malaysia's DiGi Telecommunications (DiGi) has launched the third iteration of its annual WWWOW Internet for all awards cycle, which has been endorsed by the country's regulator Malaysian Communications & Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

DiGi's head of marketing services Chan May Ling said WWWOW 2013, which runs from 18 May - 23 June 2012, would reward the country's winning netizens with more than RM165,000 (US$54,600) worth of prizes for all 15 categories under contention.

Chan said this year's awards programme, themed 'Dream Big. Do Bigger,'  will recognise Malaysia's top talents in social media, digital content and Web commerce who have inspired others to achieve greater things and do more good through the power of the Internet.

Among the invited guests at the media launch was the double awards winner of the DiGi WWWOW of the Year 2012 (The Best of The Best) Award and the Most Inspiring Internet for Good Award 2012, Petfinder my. Its co-founder, Andy Koh, was present to share how his life was impacted for the better after receiving the accolades.

"Based on the testimonials shared by our past winners, it is very encouraging for us at DiGi to know that they are now reaping the benefits after winning the DiGi WWWOW Internet For All Awards," said Chan. "Petfinder my is living proof that the DiGi WWWOW Awards programme has motivated the organisation to dream a little bigger to find homes for displaced pets."

"His success, among others, has further renewed our commitment to extend our Internet for All agenda and accord due recognition to those who took on the challenge to inspire and be inspired to do great things in the Internet sphere," she said.

"This year, we are introducing exclusive money-can't-buy experiences into the prize list as a means to motivate the WWWOW winners even further on their respective journeys to 'Dream Big. Do Bigger.' For the top two categories - People's Choice Award and DiGi WWWOW of the Year, the winners this year will receive a free 3D2N trip to Oslo," said Chan. "Creating opportunities to engage with leaders and influencers in their respective fields is one way, we believe, to inspire the winners even more."

After public submission of entries is closed on 23 June, public voting will start from 2 to 23 June with the results to be unveiled on 6 July 2013. For more information, please visit WWWOW my

 

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