Please pardon the slightly off topic nature of the below, but I am sure
there are many folks on the NOG list who are either involved in, or know
of worthy projects suitable for nomination for these awards and I would
be most grateful in your help in ensuring NZ is well represented in this
InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) and .auda (the Australian Domain
Name Administrator) are pleased to announce that entries in the 2010
Australia and New Zealand Internet Best Practice Awards are now open.
The Awards recognise New Zealand and Australian-based organisations,
businesses, groups and individuals that have made significant
contributions towards the security, openness, diversity and
accessibility of the internet.
The award categories are based on the four main themes of the United
Nations' Internet Governance Forum (IGF). The categories are:
*Best Security Initiative* - Initiatives that are at the forefront of
developing solutions to security threats, building trust and confidence
in the online environment.
*Best Openness Initiative* - Initiatives that enable Internet users to
benefit from increased access to online materials, knowledge or information.
*Best Access Initiative* - Initiatives that aim to combat the digital
divide, facilitating access for groups such as the elderly, disabled or
*Best Diversity Initiative* - Initiatives that encourage expressions of
cultural diversity and identity, including the promotion of
multilingualism and indigenous cultures online.
*Best Youth Initiative* - A project led by a New Zealander or Australian
who is under the age of 28 on 20 August 2010 and is eligible for entry
under the four main categories.
Entries close Friday, 20 August 2010. For information on how to enter
and terms and conditions visit:
For more information contact:
Policy and Communications
0274 974 837