Photo - (From left) Past WWWOW Award winners, Christy Ng who won the accolade twice, in 2012 and recently in 2014, as well as James Lee who also won at the awards last year, seen here posing for the camera in the lead up to this year's awards.
Digi Telecommunications (Digi) has announced the fifth edition of its WWWOW awards, which invites Malaysians to vote for those who are making positive waves online in Malaysia.
This year, the Digi WWWOW Awards will include new incentives to help winners take their winning ideas further through an incubator programme. One new selection will also be picked to receive investment from Digi as a joint business venture, said Chan May Ling, Digi's head of Marketing Services.
Themed Digi 'Taking Ideas Further', the cycle features eight categories aimed at rewarding great ideas. Chan said winners will walk away with RM10,000 (US$2279) each. Also, Digi WWWOW Hangout will include specially curated sessions for winners to learn from experts.
One new selection that will see Digi invest in a strong business idea as a joint venture, added Chan. "We want to see the internet in the hands of every Malaysian and we hope its power inspires them to build a better nation."
The Digi WWWOW Awards recognises Malaysians who use the internet for good to increase online creativity, share inspiration and grow entrepreneurism in the country," added Chan.
"Every year we see very inspiring ideas. This year, we will pick one with a strong business proposition and invest in it to give it a boost. Our aim is to look for great internet-driven ideas that are in line with Digi's ambition of inspiring users to enjoy everything the internet can offer," Chan said.
Last year, The Digi WWWOW Internet for All Awards 2014 received 750 entries and 50,000 votes over a period of eight weeks since its launch in April 2014. The award is endorsed by the Malaysian Communications & Multimedia Commission (MCMC).
This year's categories include:
Video & photography
Mobile App Commerce
Social Media Commerce
Additionally, one winner, chosen from the eight category winners, will be named the Ultimate WWWOW Winner and get a chance to be part of a regional TEDx event. For more details, visit wwwow.my.
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