DUE TO OVERWHELMING REQUESTS, WEVE DECIDED TO EXTEND #HASHCON2012!!!
- NOMINATIONS WILL NOW CLOSE AT 11:59 PM ON DECEMBER 7TH.
- VOTING BEGINS ON DECEMBER 8TH AND ENDS AT 11:59 PM ON DECEMBER 14TH
A #HashCon is where influencers in the Jamaican social media world come together and talk about an important issue for a week via their blogs. At the end of that week, the blogger with the most votes on his seleted post wins. However, the main goal is to shine a spotlight on a pertinent issue facing Jamaicans; key information is shared, important discussions take place and hopefully, progress is made in the way we advocate for our most vulnerable.
UNICEF is partnering the with Jamaica Blog Awards to use the first #HashCon to help commemmorate this year’s World AIDS Day (December 1) with our fellow advocates around the globe. The focus of WAD 2012 is women and their role in creating an AIDS-free generation. An AIDS-free generation is finally within reach and women – from mothers and caregivers to healthcare workers and policy-makers – are essential to realizing this goal.
#HashCon2012 runs from November 24-December 7 and the topic we’ll be hashing out is “Positive SHEroes: Strong women working towards an AIDS-free generation”. We hope to get posts about women demonstrating strength and resilience in the face of the epidemic and on eliminating new HIV infections among children. Participants can write personal features, opinion pieces, essays or vlogs and all written pieces must be at least 500 words long. Bloggers and readers have until November 30th to nominate their posts on jablogawards.com. Voting opens on December 1 and bloggers can and use their social media channels to promote their posts and get as many votes as they can; using the hashtag #HashCon2012. Voting ends at 11:59 pm on December 7. The winner is judged based on online votes and a judging panel consisting of staff from UNICEF and Eve For Life. THe winner receives a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, which will be awarded at the Jamaica Blog Awards, January 19 2013.
For more info follow @UNICEF_Jamaica on Twitter.