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  • 1. 1FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe 2nd NEF-AWANI ICT Awards is set to raise the barKUALA LUMPUR, 31 October 2011The Malaysian Association of Bumiputera ICT Industry & Entrepreneurs (NEF) and AstroAWANI (Astro Channel 501) will once again work together to bring The 2nd NEF-AWANI ICTAwards.With the award ceremony scheduled for Feb 11, 2012, television viewers will not only get to seeand hear the opinions from the nominees, they will also be able to see how the nomineesimpress the judges in a Pitching Session. The Award ceremony will be telecast LIVE."The 2nd NEF-Awani ICT Awards is set to be slightly different than the previous year, with theaddition of some new elements to the format. Among them, the finalists will now have toimpress the judges in a Pitching Session", said NEF President, Ashran Dato Ghazi. "In thissession, the top five selected nominees will have to go all out to secure a place in the top threenominees for each category", Ashran added."With the idea of engaging the viewers in mind, various interesting processes culminating in theaward show, will be showcased on Astro AWANI", said Astro AWANIs General Manager,Rozina Aziz. "AWANI viewers will now get to see events behind the scenes and this will makethe process more transparent", Rozina added. Among the programmes that will be showing thedifferent processes are Agenda AWANI, Sudut Pandang, U-Wartawan, Meja Bulat and thevarious news bulletins.stories on entrepreneurship and business strategies, they make up a big percentage of viewers
  • 2. 2The NEF-AWANI ICT Awards is a unique strategic and smart partnership. According to Rozina,both Astro AWANI and NEF bring in their strengths for the benefit of the ICT and media that provides a platform for healthy competition andstrategic collaboration, Astro AWANI, being a news & information channel, provides a platformfor ICT players to tell their stories and viewers can lThe NEF-AWANI ICT Awards provides recognition to successful homegrown Bumiputera ICTcompanies. Like last years inaugural event, in addition to the awards in the Bumiputeracategory there will also be the inclusive "Peoples Choice" category for various outstanding ICTservices.The 2nd NEF-AWANI ICT Awards will continue to have the following awards under the ICTcategory:1. Best Software2. Best Animation/Games3. Best New Media Application/Content4. Most Innovative Company5. Best Start-up Company6. Best Mobile Content/Application7. Best Young TechnopreneurFor the inclusive category where nominees are selected based on the impactthey have ves, this year, the nomination will no longer be restricted to local brandsor companies. Hence, to create more competition, the category will now be opened to allinternational brands and companies as well as international voters. The awards under the category are:1. Favourite E-Government Solution2. Favorite Online Banking3. Favorite E-Services4. Favorite Entertainment Portal/Blog5. Favorite E-Community6. Favorite Telecommunication Company
  • 3. 37. Favorite Social Networking Platform8. Favorite ICT Device BrandThe voting process will be done on the NEF-AWANI ICT Awards Facebook page. The selectionof the winners of ICT Awards will be based on 25 percent from public votes while the remaining75 percent will be from the jury. However, the winners of the category will be100% from the public votes. -Awani ICT Awards is a great platform for companies to gain recognition and exposurefrom the industry for their hard work -founder of Animonsta StudiosSdn Bhd, winner of Best Start-up Company for NEF-Awani ICT Awards 2010.For more information about the awards, please logon to www.nef.org.my or join us on facebookat www.facebook.com/NEFAwaniICTAwards._____________________________________________________________________About NEFMalaysian Association of Bumiputera ICT Industry & Entrepreneurs (NEF) is an associationcommitted towards improving the quality of technopreneurship. It was formed in 1997 as asupport system & self help group for technopreneurs. As time goes on, it has evolved into anorganization that is now recognized by the Government of Malaysia as the leading organizationrepresenting Bumiputera Technopreneurs in Malaysia. ding, Market Access, Technopreneur Development andCreative & Innovation. Leveling itself further, NEF partnered Astro AWANI in 2010 to bring, forthe first ever, The NEF-AWANI ICT Awards 2010, a platform to give BumiputeraTechnopreneurs just the boost they needed to get exposure.For further clarification, please contact:Muhammad Ferdaus Johar, Executive Director, NEF. 03-7722 2706, 019-351 3979,ferdaus@nef.org.my
  • 4. 4About Astro AWANIAstro AWANI (Astro Ch news and information channel inBahasa Malaysia. Agenda AWANI goes on air LIVE Mondays to Thursdays at 8:15 pm. SudutPandang is aired LIVE at 10:00 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays. Meja Bulat is at 8:15 pm onFridays and U-Wartawan is transmitted LIVE at 10:00 p.m. on Fridays.For further clarification, please contact:Rozina Aziz, General Manager, Astro AWANI at 012-206 7228