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Lizzies Finalists Announced

By Andrew McMurtry in Media News on

Finalists have been announced for the 10th annual Microsoft IT Journalism Awards, with winners to be unveiled at the gala dinner on Friday, April 20th at Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf in Sydney.

This year’s awards are proudly sponsored by Microsoft, Watterson Marketing Communications, Epson and Netsuite.

“We had a record number of entries this year, with approximately 20 to 30 entries across all individual categories so it was a supremely competitive year,” said MediaConnect CEO Phil Sim.

“So firstly thank you to the judges who got through all of those entries and thank you to the IT Journo community for showing such enthusiasm and support for the awards in this milestone year.”

Sim noted that judges have generally commented on the high calibre of entries, across the breadth of the awards.

“You only have to look at a category like the Best New Journalist award to realise how many talented journalists are reporting across the IT industry at the moment,” Sim said.

All journalists who entered the awards, as well as all judges, will receive a complimentary ticket courtesy of the award’s wonderful naming rights sponsors, Microsoft. Tickets are still available for the event and can be booked at http://thelizzies.com/booking-form

The finalists are:

Best Technology Magazine
Atomic
Choice Computer
CIO
CRN
Game Informer
PC & Tech Authority
Pulse+IT
Wheels For The Mind

Best Website
CNET
Gadget Guy
Gizmodo
iTnews
Kotaku
Lifehacker
Nett
PC & Tech Authority
TECHGEEK
TechGuide
ZDNet

Best Audio Program
ABC Nerdzilla
Gadget Grill
Risky Business
Site Point Podcast
Two Blokes Talking Tech
Your Tech Life

Best Video Program
5 Inch Floppy
Good Game
Good Game: Spawn Point
Hungry Beast
Nerdcam
Not Analog

Best News Coverage
​AFR
AusIT
CommsDay
iTnews
SMH.com.au
ZDNet

Best News Journalist
Andrew Colley
Angus Kidman
Asher Moses
David Braue
James Hutchinson
Liz Tay
Lucy Battersby
Luke Hopewell
Nick Broughall
Paul Smith
Tracey Lien 

Best Business Technology Coverage
AFR
CommsDay
CRN
Information Age
iTnews
ZDNet

Best Business Technology Journalist
Andrew Colley
Angus Kidman
Brett Winterford
Deanne McIntosh
David Braue
Fran Foo
Mahesh Sharma
Paul Smith
Ry Crozier
Suzanne Tindall

Best Technology Industry Journalist
Andrew Colley
Allie Coyne
David Ramli
Dominic White
Jason Cartwright
Josh Taylor
Juha Saarinen
Mahesh Sharma
Paul Smith
Petroc Wilton

Best Personal Technology Coverage
AFR
Atomic
CHOICE
CNET
Gadget Guy
Gizmodo
Lifehacker
PC & Tech Authority

​Best Consumer Technology Journalist
Adam Turner
Alex Kidman
Angus Kidman
Asher Moses
Craig Simms
David Braue
Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson
Nick Broughall
Nick Ross
Steve Duncombe

​Best Gaming Coverage
5 Inch Floppy
Atomic
Game Informer
Good Game
IGN
Kotaku
Official Playstation Magazine

Best Gaming Journalist
Brenna Hillier
Darren Wells
James Cottee
Jeremy Ray
Laura Parker
Mark Serrels
Nick Ross
Tim Colwill
Toby McCasker
Tracey Lien

Best Columnist 

Adam Turner

Angus Kidman
Ashton Mills
Craig Simms
David Braue
Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson
John Davidson
Josh Taylor
Mahesh Sharma
Mark Serrels
Nick Ross

Best Reviewer
Adam Turner
Alex Kidman
Campbell Simpson
Craig Simms
Darren Yates
David Braue
Elly Hart
John Davidson
Joseph Hanlon
Nick Ross

Best New Journalist
Allie Coyne
Andrew McMillen
Claire Reilly
Diana Nguyen
Elly Hart
Gus Ronald
Jessica Gardner
John Maizels
Josh Taylor
Michael Lee
Patrick Budmar


Best Technical Journalist
Angus Kidman
Chris Duckett
Darren Yates
David Hollingworth
Elly Hart
John Gillooly
Leigh D. Stark
Lexy Savvides
Michael Lee
Nick Ross

Best Media Relations
David Bass
Jenny Crowcroft
John Harris
Karina Keisler
Melissa Shawyer
Pru Quinlan
Renato Catalan
Shuna Boyd
Snezana Stojanovska

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For more information on the awards, visit The Lizzies website, email Andrew McMurtry at andrew@mediaconnect.com.au or call us at (02) 9894 6277. 

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