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An introduction to the yMedia Challenge 2010?
- What is yMedia?
- Why do we have it?
- How does it work?
- When does it all happen?
- Get involved!


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  • 1. An introduction to the yMedia Challenge 2010
  • 2. What is yMedia? yMedia connects students, industry and not-for-profit organisations to develop and implement new media initiatives for collective growth. An Introduction | 2010 | www.ymediachallenge.co.nz
  • 3. TERTIARY STUDENTS NOT-FOR-PROFIT INDUSTRY ORGANISATIONS PROFESSIONALS An Introduction | 2010 | www.ymediachallenge.co.nz
  • 4. TERTIARY STUDENTS Are often uncertain of their career path after study and therefore TERTIARY need practical experience and an STUDENTS introduction to the industry to help increase their employability. NOT-FOR-PROFIT INDUSTRY ORGANISATIONS PROFESSIONALS An Introduction | 2010 | www.ymediachallenge.co.nz
  • 5. TERTIARY STUDENTS NOT-FOR-PROFIT INDUSTRY ORGANISATIONS PROFESSIONALS NOT-FOR-PROFITS Are often lacking in time, funds, resources and expertise to explore the benefits of new media initiatives and therefore need dedicated support to help increase their competency online. An Introduction | 2010 | www.ymediachallenge.co.nz
  • 6. TERTIARY STUDENTS NOT-FOR-PROFIT INDUSTRY ORGANISATIONS PROFESSIONALS INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS Have a wealth of knowledge and experience and can therefore provide guidance and insight to talented students, while gaining a strong understanding of their capabilities for potential employment opportunities. An Introduction | 2010 | www.ymediachallenge.co.nz
  • 7. How does it work? yMedia: • Matches students with not-for profit organisations to form a team • Appoints a talented and insightful industry mentor to each team • Runs an eight week challenge each year  — in which students help to improve community groups marketing or operations through ICT based projects  — like building websites, developing CMS, improving internal documentation systems, introducing a social media platform  — the options are as endless as your imagination. • Throughout the challenge we also run fun and informative workshops and provide helpful resources to assist with both community group An Introduction | 2010 | www.ymediachallenge.co.nz
  • 8. When does it all happen? • Workshop Series: #01 - Brand Aid: 28th April #02 - Elevator Pitching: 5th May #03 - Traditional Tricks for New Media: 12th May #04 - Smooth Operators: 19th May • Challenge Registration Closes: 31st May • Challenge Live: 14 June – 09 August (eight week period) • Award Ceremony: 19th August An Introduction | 2010 | www.ymediachallenge.co.nz
  • 9. How do I get involved? www.ymediachallenge.co.nz info@ymediachallenge.co.nz twitter facebook subscribe flickr Checkout our Follow us! Become a fan! To our feeds! photostream!