PHOTO - (second from left) Sulin Lau, DiGi's head of marketing services with Haris Ismail, Astro Branded Content Media Sales head hand the Best of the Best award and prize to Petfinder.
The second edition of Malaysian telco DiGi's WWWOW Internet for All Awards, 2012 has attracted more than 1,700 entries and 170,600 votes.
Speaking during the awards ceremony on 9 June 2012, DiGi head of marketing services Sulin Lau said the pet portal and NGO (non-government organisation) Petfinder was deemed 'the best of the best' among the 14 category winners by the judges.
"We have been truly touched and inspired by the Malaysian netizens this year," said Lau. "For the DiGi WWWOW Internet for All Awards 2012, we wanted to find special people who were using the power of the Internet to do special things, and from what we have seen, we are more convinced than ever how talented Malaysians are. With the expanded range of categories this year, we are also fortunate to see the breadth of Malaysian life, covering everything from fashion to food, comedy to culture, and commerce to social causes."
She said that to complement public voting, entries with the most votes in each category were evaluated by the judges, based on originality, relevance, execution and impact they have made on others.
"From the scores, five finalists from each of the 16 categories were invited to attend the awards ceremony," said Lau. "The DiGi WWWOW People's Choice of The Year Award 2012 went to the nominee with the highest number of popular votes while the DiGi WWWOW of the Year 2012 award was presented to the most inspirational entry of all among the winners of the 14 categories, based on the judges' decision."
In addition to celebrity judges such as actresses Lisa Surihani and Sharifah Sofia, TV chef Anis Nabillah and rapper Altimet, the expert judging panel included senior personnel from partners like Air AsiaX, Google Malaysia, Yahoo! Malaysia, Catcha Digital, Nuffnang, Malaysiakini, Says.my as well as from DiGi and prominent online media content producers.
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