Announcing the #TAL12 Unawards
Philip John thought his #TAL11 Unaward was really super (photo by Joseph Stashko)
As is tradition at our unconferences there will be will be some glittering Unawards prizes at #TAL12. Hyperlocal innovation and excellence will be rewarded with the best Latifs (‘Where Choice Meets Price’) has to offer. In the past this has included a child-sized Superman costume, an oven glove, a Michael Jackson alarm clock and a broken walking stick.
We’re hoping you can help us by suggesting the winners in these and any other categories you can think of:
- Overall winner
- Best story/post
- Best investigation/investigative reporting
- Best community engagement
- Best council coverage
- Most innovative use of data
Please give us your suggestions in the comments box or on the #TAL12 Google group. The TAL team will then get thinking on the very best prizes for the best in hyperlocal!
Nicky is the Communications Manager at Talk About Local – recruiting, training and working with IT trainers and active citizens across the UK to help them create and develop simple yet effective community websites and online profiles. Nicky is currently overseeing Talk About Local's Networking for Work project, helping jobseekers to take control of their online profiles and look their best online.
Nicky managed the popular Birmingham hyperlocal website Digbeth is Good since it began in May 2008 until moving to Cardiff in December 2011, where she helps organise regular Canton Social Media Surgeries. Nicky is interested in ways of using storytelling, game-playing and events within communities to tell their stories and effect positive change.