SEC Environmental Blogger of the Year

Criteria

Description Eligibility* Submissions^
Rewarding passionate citizen journalists who sustain meaningful online dialogue about environmental issues in and about Asia. Open to
Asian Citizens/ Individuals based in Asia who maintain a public blog, in which they write about environmental issues on a regular basis.
URL for blog
Blogs must be maintained on a strictly personal basis by an individual. “Blog” sections of organisations’ websites will not qualify for this category. Links to six blogposts about environmental issues in and about Asia, written during the eligible time period.

* All applicants must be citizens of an Asian country, or must have been residing in an Asian country for at least 1 year prior to 12 August 2015

^ All submissions should have been published between 4 August 2014 and 12 August 2015

Judging Assessment

Description
KNOWLEDGE AND PASSION ABOUT THE SUBJECT MATTER
Do the blog posts submitted reflect a strong passion about issues surrounding environmental conservation?
Do the blog posts demonstrate a thorough knowledge and analytical approach to the environmental issues discussed?
BLOGGING STYLE
Are the blog posts written in a clear, fluent, engaging and eloquent manner?
Do blog posts make appropriate and effective use of multimedia, e.g. photographs, hyperlinks and quotes to create rich, engaging posts?
RELEVANCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL ARTICLES TO WIDER DISCOURSE
Are the topics discussed by the blogger relevant to the local and/or international context?
Do the blog posts contribute new perspectives and/or compelling commentaries on contemporary environmental issues?
ABILITY OF BLOGGER TO FOSTER SENSE OF COMMUNITY/INTERACTION WITH BLOG COMMUNITY
Does the blogger use their platform to make calls-to-action on the environmental issues he/she cares about?
Do the blog-posts submitted have a wide social impact? I.e. do readers discuss the content of the posts, whether in the blog comments, their own social media postings or emails to the blogger?
BLOG PRESENTATION
Is the blog design appealing, and easy for users to access and read posts?
Does the blog credit and attribute sources appropriately?