Monday, 24 October 2011

A Mega prize: Guest editing MediaGuardian site

Guest editing the MediaGuardian website for a day is one of the prizes offered in the Guardian's 2012 awards for digital innovation, launched today under the new name "the Megas" .

The awards, began in 2008 as the 'MediaGuardian Innovation Awards', will focus on digital accomplishments, in line with Guardian News & Media's digital-first strategy, announced earlier this year, the company says.

The new free to enter categories are: Tech guru of the year (sponsored by Creative Industries Knowledge Transfer Network); Young innovator of the year (sponsored by Wired);Best startup business (sponsored by Taylor Wessing); Best startup leader / CEO.

Categories costing £200 per entry are: Best new website; Best new app; Best digital campaign – communications, marketing & PR; Best use of technology for social change.

Chair of the judging panel Dan Sabbagh, Guardian News & Media's head of media & technology, said: "Offering one winner the opportunity to guest edit the MediaGuardian website is a new move for us, and I'm sure this will result in some fascinating issues being covered on our website once the winners are announced next year."

The judging panel for the awards includes Wired editor-at-large Ben Hammersley and TV presenter Aleks Krotoski.

For more info see the Megas' website.

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