MediaConnect is delighted to announce the individual finalists for the 14th annual MasterCard IT Journalism Awards, recognising outstanding work produced in the year of 2015.
All those who entered or judged this year’s awards are invited to attend the awards as guest of our principal sponsor, MasterCard.
The awards will be held at the Crystal Ballroom in Luna Park, Sydney on Friday May 13th, with doors opening for pre-dinner drinks at 6:30PM. The Awards commence from 7:00PM.
In addition to MasterCard, this year’s awards are sponsored by Watterson Marketing Communications, NEC and the Australian Computer Society - and we thank them greatly for making this event possible. Linksys is also supporting the awards.
The IT journalism community has once again enthusiastically participated in this years awards, bringing in a record amount of over 300 entries across a number of categories. The most popular category was Best Gaming journalist with 38 submissions, just in front of Best Columnist and Best Consumer Technology journalist.
So congratulations if you're a finalist, and best of luck next Friday. And if you didn’t get a finalist berth, we hope you can still join us to support your IT Journo peers and brethren.
If you require additional tickets tickets to the event, please visit our Lizzies site to purchase a ticket.
Shortlisted finalists are announced only for all individual/journalist categories (in alphabetical order). Media categories include all nominees as listed below.
If any entrants or judges have not received or misplaced their invite, please contact Craig Daveson on email@example.com.
Best News Journalist
Best Business Tech Journalist
Best Tech Industry Journalist
Best Consumer Tech Journalist
Beau Donelly and Nick Toscano
Best Telecommunications Journalist
Best Gaming Journalist
Best New Journalist
Best Technical Journalist
Leigh D. Stark
BEST MEDIA RELATIONS
Alya Fitzgibbon, Red Agency
Angela Coombes, NEC
Dan Chiappini, Blizzard
David Bass, Bass PR
Matthew Wu, Media & Capital Partners
Rudolf Wagenaar, Ogilvy
APC, CHOICE, CRN, Game Informer, Hyper, Official Xbox Magazine Australia, PC PowerPlay, PC & Tech Authority, T3 Australia, TechLife
ABC Tech and Games, CIO NZ, CNET, CRN, CyberShack, Delimiter, Gizmodo Australia, IGN, iTnews, iTWire, Kotaku Australia, Lifehacker Australia, Mashable, PC Gamer, PC World, Startup Daily, Tech Guide, TechRadar, The Australian, ZDNet
Best Audio Program
Download This Show, Gadget Grill, Geeks Interrupted, Girt by CNET, Life & Technology, Lifehacker, Gizmodo and Kotaku Australia - Static, Daily Tech News Show, Risky Business, Tech Daily, Tech Guide, Two Blokes Talking Tech
Best Video Program
ABC TV, CNET, CyberShack TV, Daniel Elias, Djuro Sen - Technology Editor 7 News, Dominic Sharoo / NitroWare.net, Gizmodo Australia, Good Game - ABC TV, Kotaku Australia, Lifehacker, Gizmodo and Kotaku Australia - Static, PoliTech (by Startup Daily)
Best News Coverage
Communications Day, Download This Show, Fairfax Media, Gizmodo Australia, iTnews, Kotaku Australia, Stevivor, Techly, The Australian, The Australian Financial Review, ZDNet
Best Business Tech Coverage
Business Insider, CIO NZ, Communications Day, iTnews, Lifehacker Australia, Startup Daily, The Australian, The Australian Financial Review, ZDNet
Best Personal Technology Coverage
CNET, CyberShack, Fairfax Media, Gizmodo Australia, iTWire.com, Lifehacker Australia, Tech Guide, Techradar, The Australian
Best Gaming Coverage
Digitally Downloaded, Fairfax Media, Game Informer, Good Game - ABC TV, IGN, Kotaku Australia, Lifehacker Australia, Official Xbox Magazine Australia, PC Gamer AU, Progress Bar
Best Independent Media
Ausdroid, EFTM, Live Tech AU, NitroWare, Rocket Chainsaw, Stevivor, Tech Guide, Vooks, Women Love Tech