The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2020-05-27T03:17:07Z Lizzies 2020: November 6th 2020-05-27T03:17:07Z lizzies-2020-november-6th-1 Like many other businesses, we have been carefully tracking the ongoing COVID19 Pandemic. Because your health and safety is our highest priority, Mediaconnect and our Sponsors took the early decision to postpone the awards. The 2020 Samsung Australian IT Journalism Awards is now scheduled for November 6th, 2020. We take this opportunity to thank each and all of our sponsors, whose unwavering support has enabled us to help keep you safe.Samsung Australia’s Chief Marketing Officer, Josh Grace: “We look forward to continuing our support for the IT Journalism Awards later this year. The awards is an important forum to celebrate excellence in journalism and foster discourse amongst Australian technology media. We are especially proud to participate in MediaConnect's 20th anniversary."MediaConnect CEO Phil Sim: "If ever the industry needed a good old-fashioned celebration, then this year has to be it, and what better reason to celebrate than recognising great technology journalism." Ticket HoldersIf you already hold tickets, please note these are still valid for the event. If you'd like to join us, please go to www.thelizzies.com to check details and purchase your tickets.Finally we would like to thank our attendees, judges and entrants for your support in moving the date of the event. We very much look forward to seeing you all on November 6th .Best regardsMike W Postponement of Samsung IT Journalism Awards 2020-05-05T03:43:40Z postponement-of-samsung-it-journalism-awards The Samsung IT Journalism Awards for 2020 have been postponed until later in the year.This decision is taken with reference to the current and evolving challenges presented by COVID19. Nothing is more important than your health and safety. Our sponsors, Samsung, Amazon Web Services, Watterson Marketing Communications, Atlassian and Enex Testlabs have backed this decision to postpone. We all believe it is the right and responsible thing to do.We considered other options, but the overwhelming consensus from the community is that you deeply value the opportunity that the Lizzies provides to truly come together and share in each other’s successes. Unfortunately, now is not the right time for that to happen.We are working with Luna Park to reschedule, but of course, we won’t set a date until we know it is safe to hold an event of this nature again.All tickets will be honoured for the rescheduled Awards. However, if you would like a refund then please let us know and we will organise that for you.The team at MediaConnect would like to thank everyone for their support to date of the 2020 Awards. This year’s event has received amazing backing from the event sponsors, the entrants and judges. So much hard work has already gone towards recognising the fantastic work of the IT journalism community. We’re still determined to make that happen and appreciate your patience and understanding.Feel free to get in contact via reply email or call us on (02) 9894 6277 if you have questions we can help you with.— Philip Sim, MediaConnect CEOIf you have any immediate questions please contact Mike Woodcock directly on the numbers below.--Mike WoodcockChief Commercial OfficerMediaConnect Australia Pty Ltd---------------------------------------------------------------Follow MediaConnect or Influencing on Twitter---------------------------------------------------------------www.mediaconnect.com.aumike@mediaconnect.com.auO: +61 2 9894 6277M: +61 411 969 248 Finalists Announced: Best Media Relations 2020-03-09T05:43:39Z finalists-announced-best-media-relations We are pleaed to share this year's Finalists for the Best Media Relations category in the Samsung 2020 Australian IT Journalism Awards.The standard was exceptional this year, with positive feedback from all our judges across the field.This year's finalists are - David Wolf, Closer CommunicationsDoug Johns, Power Up PRErin Victor, KasperskyHarrison Polites, The Media AcceleratorJennifer Jeffreys, IntelJim Barker, Five Star GamesKathryn Browne, EdelmanSalvatore Di Muccio, Well AboveWith less than 2 weeks to go, limited tickets remain; so please book now if you would like to attend.If you have booked and need to RSVP, please visit this link here to confirm your place and any dietary requirements you may have.We look forward to seeing you on the night; and once again thank you to our Sponsors Samsung, Atlassian, AWS, Watterson Marketing Communications and Enex Testlab.Pictured: 2019 Winner Salvatore Di Muccio of Well Above (at Right) and Friendsbest regards,-- Mike WoodcockChief Commercial OfficerMediaConnect Australia Pty Ltd---------------------------------------------------------------Follow MediaConnect or Influencing on Twitter---------------------------------------------------------------www.mediaconnect.com.aumike@mediaconnect.com.auO: +61 2 9894 6277M: +61 411 969 248 Finalists Announced: Samsung 2020 Australian IT Journalism Awards 2020-03-02T05:09:54Z finalists-announced-samsung-2020-australian-it-journalism-awards MediaConnect is proud to announce the finalists for this year’s 2020 Samsung Australian IT Journalism Awards. Please click here to see the finalists, online at TheLizzies.com. This year’s Lizzies are supported by Samsung, Watterson Marketing Communications, Amazon Web Services, Atlassian and Enex TestLab.The presentation night will take place on Friday, 20 March at Luna Park Sydney’s Crystal Ballroom, and immediately afterwards next door at The Deck Bar & the downstairs Sonar Room.Coverage categories include all nominees as listed below. Shortlisted finalists are announced only for all individual/journalist categories, in alphabetical order, and finalists for the David Hellaby Best Media Relations category will be shared when voting has concluded. In order to preserve fairness and transparency, event partners Watterson Marketing Communications do not submit entries within the Best Media Relations category; or in Best Corporate Content. RSVP forms will follow shortly in a separate email for sponsors, ticket buyers and entrants into this year’s awards. Ticket sales are currently open until midday Friday 6 March, and those intending to purchase either individual tickets or tables should do so ASAP at The Lizzies website. If you have any questions about the event, please call 02 9894 6277, or email CCO Mike Woodcock at mike@mediaconnect.com.au. -- Mike WoodcockChief Commercial OfficerMediaConnect Australia Pty Ltd---------------------------------------------------------------Follow MediaConnect or Influencing on Twitter---------------------------------------------------------------www.thelizzies.comwww.mediaconnect.com.auwww.influencing.com.aumike@mediaconnect.com.auO: +61 2 9894 6277M: +61 411 969 248 Atlassian Confirms Support of 2020 Samsung Australian IT Journalism Awards 2020-02-20T01:22:13Z atlassian-confirms-support-of-2020-samsung-australian-it-journalism-awards Lizzies 2020 Welcomes AtlassianAustralian software giant Atlassian has today confirmed their support of the 2020 Samsung Australian IT Journalism Awards (the Lizzies).Joining Name Sponsors Samsung Australia; Watterson Communications, Enex Testlab and Amazon Web Services, Atlassian's support ensures the 2020 Lizzies will be a night to remember.Atlassian Head of APAC Communications, Louise Halloran, said: "We are thrilled to support such an important night for Australian technology journalism. These awards recognise journalists who have made outstanding contributions in the space, ensuring Australians have an accurate and balanced understanding of technology, which we unashamedly believe is critical in shaping Australia’s future economy." We look forward to working with Louise and the rest of the Atlassian team to help deliver a memorable evening.Entries for the Lizzies are now closed; with finalists expected to be announced early next week. As tickets are selling fast, we encourage your to contact COO Craig Daveson; Chief Commercial Officer Mike Woodcock, or visit www.TheLizzies.com to secure your place. Pictured: CNET Editor Mark Serrels and team enjoying success at the Lizzies-- ENDS -- Mike WoodcockChief Commercial OfficerMediaConnect Australia Pty Ltd---------------------------------------------------------------Follow MediaConnect or Influencing on Twitter---------------------------------------------------------------www.mediaconnect.com.auwww.TheLizzies.com mike@mediaconnect.com.auO: +61 2 9894 6277M: +61 411 969 248 Samsung Announced as Name Sponsor for the Australian IT Journalism Awards 2020-02-11T23:35:17Z samsung-announced-as-name-sponsor-for-the-australian-it-journalism-awards The Australian Samsung IT Journalism Awards Samsung Australia has today confirmed their involvement as official Name Sponsor of the Samsung IT Journalism Awards (the Lizzies).Joining Watterson Communications, Enex Testlab, and Amazon Web Services, Samsung are helping to ensure Australia's only peer-reviewed journalism awards night continues to grow each year.Josh Grace, Chief Marketing Officer, Samsung Australia: "Samsung has been a part of Australian life for over 30 years now. Throughout that time, we have worked directly with many of the media professionals in this industry. A strong and independent voice, acting on behalf of the consumer, is critical in today’s world. Especially as technology reshapes the way we live. It only makes sense that on your 20th anniversary, we are here again to support and recognise your hard work. Best wishes to all involved."MediaConnect CEO Phil Sim said it was delight to partner once more with Samsung, in order to recognise the best Australian technology journalism and media. "Samsung is an iconic technology brand, that truly understands the value the Australian IT media sector brings through their independent and thoughtful coverage and commentary of the technology sector," he said. "MediaConnect turns twenty in 2020 and having Samsung return as the IT Journalism Award's naming rights sponsor, is a fantastic way to start this milestone year."We look forward to working with Samsung to deliver a memorable night.To find out more about securing your support for the Australian Samsung IT Journalism Awards, please contact Commercial Director Mike Woodcock. For updates on ticketing and table availability, please contact COO Craig Daveson, or visit www.TheLizzies.com.-- Mike WoodcockChief Commercial OfficerMediaConnect Australia Pty Ltd---------------------------------------------------------------Follow MediaConnect or Influencing on Twitter---------------------------------------------------------------www.mediaconnect.com.aumike@mediaconnect.com.auO: +61 2 9894 6277M: +61 411 969 248 2020 IT Journalism Awards: Best Corporate Content 2020-01-20T05:32:54Z 2020-it-journalism-awards-best-corporate-content The 2020 Australian IT Journalism Awards are drawing near (March 20th 2020), celebrating the best in Technology Journalism and content throughout 2019.The Best Corporate Content award recognises the individual or individuals who have created the best sponsored content, specifically for a particular company or brand.How to enter:1. Submit one example of work which does not exceed 6000 words in total.2. Optional supporting arguments, helping the judge to understand the impact or success of the submitted work.Criteria:Subject Matter: Judges will score the subject matter out of 10, based on originality, importance, general interest and usefulness.Insight: Judges will score the articles for insight out of 10, based on accuracy, the value of the insights, the quality and relevance of the sources/opinions.Content Quality: Judges will score the articles, videos or podcasts provided for their quality out of 5, based on writing quality, production values, and entertainment value.All categories, judging criteria and entry forms can be found at www.thelizzies.com. Now in its 18th year, the IT Journalism Awards is supported by sponsors Amazon Web Services, Watterson Marketing Communications, and Enex TestLab, which is making sure this year’s Lizzies Afterparty is one to remember. The coming awards will recognise work published in the 2019 calendar year, with 21 awards for both individuals and mastheads. Tickets for friends and guests are available for purchase at https://www.thelizzies.com/buy-tickets.Sponsorships are still available. Please contact Mike Woodcock on 0411 969 248 or via mike@mediaconnect.com.au to secure one of the final sponsorship opportunities.If you have any queries regarding entries please contact Craig Daveson on 02 9894 6277 or via craigd@mediaconnect.com.au. LIZZIES ENTRIES CLOSE TODAY 2020-01-17T03:10:26Z lizzies-entries-close-today Australian IT Journalism Awards Welcomes Amazon Web Services 2020-01-15T06:58:56Z australian-it-journalism-awards-welcomes-amazon-web-services AWS has today confirmed their support of the IT Journalism Awards (the Lizzies).Joining Watterson Communications & Enex Testlab, Amazon's support enables the Lizzies to be held every year. MediaConnect CEO Phil Sim: "The IT Journalism Awards are a fantastic opportunity for the technology industry to show their appreciation for Australia's technology media community. As such, we're delighted to welcome another of the IT sector's premier brands, in Amazon Web Services, as a supporter of these awards and thank them for helping us to recognise the tremendous work that Australia's technology media produce."We look forward to working with Dan Chamberlain, Talia Spink and the rest of the Amazon team to deliver a memorable night.To find out more about about supporting the IT Journalism Awards, please contact Commercial Director Mike Woodcock; and for updates on awards entries (closing Friday Jan 17th) contact CCO Craig Daveson, or visit www.TheLizzies.com.-- Mike WoodcockChief Commercial OfficerMediaConnect Australia Pty Ltd---------------------------------------------------------------Follow MediaConnect or Influencing on Twitter---------------------------------------------------------------www.mediaconnect.com.aumike@mediaconnect.com.auO: +61 2 9894 6277M: +61 411 969 248 2020 Lizzies Entries closing soon! 2020-01-15T02:41:35Z 2020-lizzies-entries-closing-soon We’re now on the final stretch, with only three days left to enter your work into the 2020 IT Journalism Awards. As always we are heartened by the IT journo community’s support for the awards, and especially so for games journos which are once again leading in terms of entry counts. The inclusion of games reviews in the Best Reviewer category has also been well received, with it now trailing as the second most popular category. Entries must be submitted before midnight on Friday, January 17, and the gala awards presentation being held on Friday March 20, 2020 at Luna Park in Sydney.All categories, judging criteria and entry forms can be found at www.thelizzies.com. Now in its 18th year, the IT Journalism Awards is supported by long-time sponsors Watterson Marketing Communications, and Enex TestLab, which is making sure this year’s Lizzies Afterparty is one to remember. The coming awards will recognise work published in the 2019 calendar year, with 21 awards for both individuals and mastheads. As always, every journalist who submits an entry will be afforded one free ticket to attend the awards ceremony, courtesy of our sponsors. If you would like to help us with judging the awards, please get in touch — all judges receive one free ticket to the event. Tickets for friends and guests are available for purchase at https://www.thelizzies.com/buy-tickets.Sponsorships are still available. Please contact Mike Woodcock on 0411 969 248 or via mike@mediaconnect.com.au to secure one of the final sponsorship opportunities.If you have any queries regarding entries please contact Craig Daveson on 02 9894 6277 or via craigd@mediaconnect.com.au. --ENDS-- 2020 IT Journalism Awards Entries CLOSING Friday 17th Jan 2020-01-08T04:30:10Z 2020-it-journalism-awards-entries-closing-friday-17th-jan With the new year upon us, the closing date for entries into the 2020 IT Journalism Awards is now approaching. Entries must be submitted before midnight on Friday, January 17, with the gala awards presentation being held on Friday March 20, 2020 at Luna Park in Sydney.All categories, judging criteria and entry forms can be found at www.thelizzies.com. Now in its 18th year, the IT Journalism Awards is supported by long-time sponsors Watterson Marketing Communications, and Enex TestLab which is making sure this year’s Lizzies Afterparty is one to remember. We have also updated our guidelines to include Game Reviews in the Best Reviewer category for the first time. The coming awards will recognise work published in the 2019 calendar year, with 21 awards for both individuals and mastheads. As always, every journalist who submits an entry will be afforded one free ticket to attend the awards ceremony, courtesy of our sponsors. If you would like to help us with judging the awards, please get in touch — all judges receive one free ticket to the event. Tickets for friends and guests are available for purchase at https://www.thelizzies.com/buy-tickets.Sponsorships are still available. Please contact Mike Woodcock on 0411 969 248 or via mike@mediaconnect.com.au to show your support for this event. If you have any queries regarding entries please contact Craig Daveson on 02 9894 6277 or via craigd@mediaconnect.com.au.Looking forward to receiving your entries! Mike WMike WoodcockChief Commercial OfficerMediaConnect Australia Pty Ltd---------------------------------------------------------------Follow MediaConnect or Influencing on Twitter---------------------------------------------------------------www.mediaconnect.com.aumike@mediaconnect.com.auO: +61 2 9894 6277M: +61 411 969 248 2020 IT Journalism Awards Now Open 2019-12-19T00:34:16Z 2020-it-journalism-awards-now-open MediaConnect is delighted to announce that entries for the 2020 IT Journalism Awards are now open.All categories, judging criteria and entry forms can be found at www.thelizzies.com. Entries must be submitted before midnight on Friday, January 17, with the gala awards presentation being held on Friday March 20, 2020 at Luna Park in Sydney.Now in its 18th year, the IT Journalism Awards is supported by long-time sponsors Watterson Marketing Communications, and Enex Testlab who are making sure this year’s Lizzies is one to remember. This event is made possible each year by our sponsors, so we thank them for their support. We’re also pleased to announce that Game Reviews are welcome in the Best Reviewer category for the first time. The coming awards will recognise work published in the 2019 calendar year, with 21 awards for both individuals and mastheads. “The IT journalism community is incredibly important. It’s where our business started, it is helping our society to navigate an increasingly high-tech world, and it’s championing the future of Australia’s economy,” said MediaConnect CEO Phil Sim.“We’re delighted to bring the awards back in 2020, and trust that the rest of the industry - vendors, IT stakeholders and the PR community - can all join us to help celebrate the best technology journalism and media in Australia.”If you have any queries regarding entries please contact Craig Daveson on 02 9894 6277, or via craigd@mediaconnect.com.au. As always, every journalist who submits an entry will be afforded one free ticket to attend the awards ceremony, courtesy of our sponsors. Tickets for friends and guests are available for purchase at https://www.thelizzies.com/buy-tickets.If you would like to help us with judging the awards, please get in touch — all judges receive one free ticket to the event. Sponsorships are still available. Please contact Mike Woodcock on 04 11 969 248 or via mike@mediaconnect.com.au to show your support and secure one of the final sponsorship opportunities. See below for a full list of the awardsGold LizziesThe Gold Lizzies will recognise the single best journalist and title for the year of 2019.Best TitleBest JournalistCoverage AwardsThe Coverage Awards aim to recognise editorial quality by a team of journalists working for a single masthead on a single beat. Nominations must include the work of more than one journalist.Best News CoverageBest Consumer Technology CoverageBest Business CoverageBest Gaming CoverageBest Independent Coverage Beat AwardsThe Beat Awards aim to recognise individual journalists who demonstrate the greatest skill in delivering content for a particular audience. Please note an article can only be entered in ONE of the following categories.Helen Dancer Best Consumer Technology JournalistPaul Zucker Best Industry JournalistJohn Costello Best Business JournalistBest Gaming JournalistBest Telecommunications JournalistBest Security JournalistBest Technology Issues JournalistJournalism AwardsThe Journalism Awards aim to recognise journalists who excel in different forms of journalism.Cass Warneminde Best News JournalistBest ReviewerBest Technical JournalistAlicia Camphuisen Best New JournalistBest ColumnistMedia Relations AwardThe Media Relations Award is chosen by IT journalists, and recognises the PR professional who has left a lasting impression by effectively working alongside the media. David Hellaby Best Media Relations We look forward to seeing you on the night.Mike WoodcockChief Commercial OfficerMediaConnect Australia Pty Ltd---------------------------------------------------------------Follow MediaConnect or Influencing on Twitter---------------------------------------------------------------www.mediaconnect.com.aumike@mediaconnect.com.auO: +61 2 9894 6277M: +61 411 969 248 Enex TestLab to Sponsor 2020 IT Journalism Awards Afterparty 2019-12-16T07:18:21Z enex-testlab-to-sponsor-2020-it-journalism-awards-afterparty The IT Journalism Awards are proud to announce Enex TestLab have expanded their involvement in the annual event, becoming our first official partner of the Lizzies Afterparty.The Afterparty is held each year immediately after the IT Journalism Awards, at the neighbouring Deck Bar. After the formalities of the Awards Ceremony are over, the Afterparty has always proved to be a popular and welcome way to unwind after the evening. 'We know the importance of the event to the IT journalism community, and so Enex TestLab are pleased to continue their support of the IT Journalism Awards. We look forward to all the submissions, and a fantastic evening next March.' - Kathryn Tebbatt, Chief Business Officer Enex TestLab. MediaConnect will also be announcing the opening of submissions for the 2020 Awards evening later this week. The awards themselves will be held at Luna Park’s Crystal Ballroom on March 20th 2020. For enquiries about particiaption or support please contact MediaConnect on (02) 9894 6277. Mike WoodcockChief Commercial OfficerMediaConnect Australia Pty Ltdmike@mediaconnect.com.auO: +61 2 9894 6277M: +61 411 969 248 2019 IT Journalism Awards Finalists 2019-08-29T06:14:31Z 2019-it-journalism-awards-finalists Samsung and MediaConnect are delighted to be able to announce our shortlist of finalists for this year’s 2019 Samsung IT Journalism Awards. Shortlisted finalists are announced only for all individual/journalist categories (in alphabetical order). Media categories include all nominees as listed below. Shaneez Johnston, Samsung’s Head of Corporate Affairs and Social Media said that Samsung is happy to offer its support to Australia’s IT media and journalism community via the Awards. “Samsung is proud to help support excellence in technology media and journalism. We value the role that technology media play and we look forward to sharing this fabulous night of recognition with them,” Johnston said. This year's Lizzies are also sponsored by Watterson Marketing Communications and NEC. The presentation night will take place on Friday March 22 at Luna Park Sydney’s Crystal Ballroom. If any entrants or judges have not received or misplaced their invite, please contact MediaConnect as soon as possible. Ticket sales are currently open, and those intending to purchase either individual tickets or tables should do so ASAP at The Lizzies website. Lastly, congratulations and good luck to all of this year’s finalists. And for those who did not receive a finalist berth, we hope you will still join us to support your IT journalism colleagues. — Coverage Awards Best News Coverage ARN Online, Australian Financial Review, CNET, Communications Day, Computerworld Australia, CRN, EFTM.com, Finder, Gizmodo Australia, iTnews.com.au, Junkee, The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, Which-50 Best Business Coverage ARN Online, Australian Financial Review, BIT, CIO, Computerworld Australia, CRN.com.au, IOT Hub, Junkee, Lifehacker Australia, The Australian, Which-50, Women Love Tech Best Consumer Technology Coverage APC Magazine, Australian Financial Review, CNET, Film Video & Virtual Reality, EFTM.com, Finder, Gizmodo Australia, Junkee, Lawson Media (Moonshot), Lifehacker Australia, PC World Australia, Pickr, Swipe (Your Money), The Australian, The Gadget Grill, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Today Show, Nine Network, Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News, WhistleOut, WomenLoveTech.com Best Gaming Coverage Checkpoint Gaming, CNET, Finder, Game Informer, GameSpot, GOAT, Good Game Spawn Point, AusGamers, IGN Australia, Junkee, Kotaku Australia, Lifehacker Australia, PC World, Player2.net.au, Press Start Australia, Progress Bar, Stevivor, Super Jump, The Sydney Morning Herald, Vooks, Which-50 Best Independent Media Ausdroid Media, EFTM.com, Lawson Media (Moonshot), Pickr, Progress Bar, Reckoner, Richard Armitt, Stevivor, Tech Guide, The Wrap, Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News, Vooks — Beat Awards Best Consumer Technology Journalist Adam Turner Alex Kidman Alison Banney Chris Griffith Claire Reilly David Braue George Nott Mark Serrels Matt Sayer Seamus Byrne Best Technology Industry Journalist Brad Howarth Brendon Foye David Swan Eleanor Dickinson George Nott Julia Talevski Rae Johnston Samira Sarraf Seamus Byrne Yolanda Redrup Best Business Journalist Andrew Birmingham Ariel Bogle Chris Pash David Braue Elizabeth Barry George Nott Paul Smith Ry Crozier Tess Bennett Vanessa Mitchell Yolanda Redrup Best Gaming Journalist Amanda Yeo Angharad Yeo David Milner Donald Duong Jackson Ryan James O'Connor Jeremy Ray Jessica McDonell Lucy O'Brien Mark Serrels Richard Moss Tim Colwill Best Telecommunications Journalist Alex Kidman Corinne Reichert David Braue Jennifer Duke Krishan Sharma Leon Spencer Max Mason Rohan Pearce Ry Crozier Tegan Jones Best Security Journalist Anthony Caruana Ariel Bogle David Braue Jeremy Kirk Juha Saarinen Rohan Pearce Roma Christian Ry Crozier Samira Sarraf Best Technology Issues Journalist Anthony Caruana Ariel Bogle Chris Griffith Claire Reilly David Swan Joseph Brookes Krishan Sharma Lynne Minion Mark Serrels — Journalism Awards Best News Journalist Ariel Bogle Claire Reilly David Swan Justin Hendry Mark Serrels Ry Crozier Simon Sharwood Tegan Jones Yolanda Redrup Best Reviewer Alex Choros Alex Kidman Djuro Sen Fergus Halliday Jacqui Dent John Davidson Joseph Hanlon Leigh :) Stark Nick Broughall Roma Christian Simon Sharwood Sneha Khale Best Technical Journalist Adam Turner Alex Choros Alex Kidman David Braue Hayley Williams Jeremy Kirk Krishan Sharma Leigh :) Stark Best New Journalist Alana Mitchelson Amanda Yeo Angharad Yeo Eleanor Dickinson Hayley Williams Jackson Ryan Jacqui Dent Jennifer Bisset Joseph Brookes Matt Johnston Matt Sayer Suzan Delibasic Tegan Jones Best Columnist Alice Clarke Chris Griffith Claire Reilly Daniel Van Boom David Milner David Swan Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson John McDuling Mark Pesce Mark Serrels Paul Smith Simon Sharwood — Content & Media Relations Awards Best Corporate Content Alison Lowe Anthony Caruana Darren Pauli EFTM.com Kosta Andreadis Lilia Guan Matt Hopkins Next Custom Nick Ross Stuart Corner Best Media Relations Andy Scales, Campaign Lab Carla Dovgan, Samsung Australia David Wolf, Closer Communications Doug Johns, Power Up Erin Victor, Kaspersky Lab Jordan Cameron, Blizzard Entertainment Matthew Wu, Telstra Salvatore Di Muccio, Well Above Samii Avdic, CampaignLab Susan Moore, Gartner 2019 IT Journalism Awards now open! 2018-12-19T10:31:00Z 2019-it-journalism-awards-now-open MediaConnect is delighted to announce that entries for the 2019 IT Journalism Awards are now open. All categories, judging criteria and entry forms can be found at www.thelizzies.com. Entries must be submitted before midnight on January 25th, with the gala awards presentation being held on Friday March 22nd, 2019 at Luna Park in Sydney. Now in its 17th year, the IT Journalism Awards is supported by long-time sponsors Watterson Marketing Communications. The awards will recognise work published in the 2018 calendar year, with 21 awards for both individuals and mastheads. “These awards are about recognising and promoting high-quality journalism, and the facts are that has never been more necessary or relevant, so we’re delighted to announce that the 2019 Lizzies are open for submissions and encourage everyone in the technology journalism community to get behind this year’s awards,” MediaConnect CEO Phil Sim said. As always, every journalist who submits an entry will be afforded one free ticket to attend the awards ceremony courtesy of our sponsors. Tickets for friends and guests are available for purchase at http://www.thelizzies.com/attend-the-awards/. If you would like to help us with judging the awards, please get in touch — all judges receive one free ticket to the event. Sponsorships are still available. Please contact Phil Sim on 02 9894 6277 or philip@mediaconnect.com.au to secure one of the final sponsorship opportunities. If you have any queries regarding entries please contact Craig Daveson on 02 9894 6277 or craigd@mediaconnect.com.au.