Friday, April 20, 2007

Recognizing Filipino Websites

I spent the whole day today managing the final judging process for the DigitalFilipino.com Web Awards. The awards was designed to be an Internet user's choice award type as club members who judge the 31 category entries are both young and old online citizens.

Several things that came to mind when planning for it are:
  • We won't charge an entry fee.
  • We will actively nominate entries as necessary.
  • Very basic technical rule to be used, for entries to be shortlisted to the finals, is the site must have a unique title tag per page, no broken images, and contact info (minimum of e-mail or form) posted online.
  • During the awards ceremony, we will release a best practices guide that all site owners can take note of to improve their website further.
I feel blessed with the APEC Digital Opportunity Center's entry into this project as a co-collaborator when I least expected it. I guess this is a sign that we should do this learning experience project annually as well.

Bloggers/Journalists who wishes to cover the April 27 awards ceremony shall be more than welcome. Just send me an email at digitalfilipino (at) gmail.com.