Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Shortlist for New Media Awards Announced

The shortlist for the New Statesman New Media Awards 2005 has been announced. Winners of the awards, which are produced in association with IT services provider Atos Origin, will be announced at an awards ceremony in London in July. The New Media Awards were first run by The New Statesman in 1998 to recognise and promote creative and innovative use of new technology. The theme of the 2005 awards is to look at the ways in which new technology has impacted upon society, particularly in the public arena. There are seven categories for the 2005 New Media Awards:

  • Contribution to Civic Society Award
  • Modernising Government Award
  • Elected Representative Award
  • Education Award
  • Community & Information Award
  • Advocacy Award
  • Accessibility
  • Innovation Award

Among the shortlisted entries are a Podcasting project from Musselburgh Grammar School in the Innovation category, and the TheyWorkForYou.com project which is shortlisted in both the Accessibility and the Contribution to Civic Society categories. Other notable finalists include openDemocracy, Tiki The Penguin and YoungScot.org. Updates on the awards can be found at the New Statesman New Media Awards 2005 Weblog.