All is set for the Zim Digital Awards to be held on July 13 at the Rainbow Towers with organisers announcing nominees for the event.
TechnoMag was shortlisted in the Best News Website of the Year category among Zimbabwe’s media heavyweights such as The Herald, Daily News and NewsDay alongside other news websites TechZim and 263chat showing that TechnoMag is a force to reckon.Zim Digital Awards organiser Josphat Katiyo said preparations are at an advanced stage as they have set up 15 categories with over 67 nominees selected.
“We have 15 categories. Some of the exciting new categories we have this year are Social media presence of the year, mobile app , and social media campaign. These categories are mearnt to celebrate individuals or companies who put social media to use as a key communication tool. Possitive influencers were nominated as well ” he said.
“We have two categories, where the public will ominate their choices, a) Digital personality of the year and best website overall! The one with most mentions and votes becomes the automatic winner.”
Themed Celebrating digital excellence, the awards seek to promote digitalization in all bussiness functions of Zimbabwe.
“This is to motivate players who are advancing the national digital agenda and promoting the ICT development in line with the proposed ICT policy. As an institution, we seek to promote Innovation, and responsible use of digital properties like social media” added Katiyo.
Katiyo explained that the nominations team worked flat out to come up with the selection.
“Our nominations team gathered to establish the category citation and the nominations there off, they will give their report in the very day,” he said.
A local startup Iamasuccess was also nominated in the innovative app of the year.
“It really feels great when the community we serve appreciates and recognises the work we are doing.You know, what we are doing started as ideas in a head of some broke University students with no capacity whatsoever to do something with a national or regional impact.Being nominated as having the Most Innovative app(Imasuccess Learning) really means a lot to me and the team at Karim Technologies,” startup’s co-founder Tapiwa Karim Subeli.