How did the WEGO Health Activist Awards get started? What are the WEGO Health Activist Awards?
The WEGO Health Activist Awards were created to embody the mission of WEGO Health: to empower Health Activists. We connect with so many inspiring Health Activists who raise awareness, share information, support their communities, and much more - often without recognition. Because our network is centered around Health Activists, we knew it was up to us to tell these leaders and how great they are. We wanted to celebrate those who have made a difference and thus, the Awards were born. We've since found that these Awards are one of the best ways to introduce new Health Activists and have community members say "Thank You" to the leaders they love.
Who can win a WEGO Health Activist Award?
Anyone who focuses on health online! They can be in any health focus or condition, on any platform, in any location. If they advocate for health, they can win.
How can I get involved?
Thanks for asking! We'd love to have you nominate any and all great Health Activists you know. You can also share the WEGO Health Activist Awards with your friends, family, fans, followers, etc. Everyone is welcome to nominate
How do I nominate someone?
Go to our WEGO Health Activist Awards nominations page and you'll see a quick rundown of all the awards. Just select the award you want to nominate someone for and tell us a bit about the Health Activist you're recognizing. Once you're finished nominating your favorite Health Activist - feel free to share that nomination with your community or send a tweet with the hashtag #HAAwards!
Can I nominate myself?
Of course! We hope you'll reach out to your community and ask them to nominate their favorite members of the online health world - and that includes you.
How do you pick the finalists?
After the nomination period officially ends (December 31, 2012), WEGO Health will select a group of finalists with the help of a selected group of Health Activists. Because we receive a large number of nominations for each award, our judging panels cannot review every nomination. Finalists will be selected based on their relevancy according to that particular award based on the nomination form - the information you provide will help determine their likelihood to win. Note: a nominee's community size (number of fans, followers, readers, members, etc.) will not be considered.
How do you pick the winners?
After all our nominations are in and reviewed – and a group of finalists have been selected - our judging panels (Health Activists, WEGO Health team members, and industry experts) will vote on the finalist submissions. Each individual judging panel will carefully review and consider the nominations before selecting the winner of the award they have been assigned. Want to be a judge of the Health Activist Awards? Sign up here!
What does the winner get?
Each winner of the WEGO Health Activist Awards will be recognized across WEGO Health social profiles and will receive special opportunities to represent WEGO Health and other Health Activist winners at industry events, conferences, and meetings. They will also receive promotion by WEGO Health to the Health Activist community as well as official Health Activist business cards with their unique distinction as a WEGO Health Activist Award Winner. Winners will serve as the representative for their award for the entirety of 2013 and will also receive special benefits as they arise.
Will I be able to see if I am nominated?
WEGO Health will create a board on Pinterest for each award and will, to the best of our ability, recognize each nominee on these boards. You can follow WEGO Health on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/wegohealth. We will also post on Facebook, Twitter, and our blog with regular updates on WEGO Health Activist Award nominees.
After all of the winners are announced, we will be releasing a full list of nominees and honorable mentions.
Do I have to have thousands of followers/readers/blogposts/etc. to win?
No. Any Health Activist is eligible to win - no matter where they are on their journey or how big their community. In fact, we have a few awards tailored specifically to Health Activists who got started this year!
Can I tell the person I nominated about the nomination?
That is entirely up to you! If you'd like to share your nomination with the nominee, your community, or others - go for it. It's a great way to reminder the Health Activist how important they are to you and others in the community. We hope to receive a bunch of nominations and a great way to inspire people to get involved is by sharing how you got involved. If you'd rather keep your nomination anonymous - simply check the box at the bottom of the nomination form.
I have a question that isn't listed here. What should I do?
Send any questions you have to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: WEGO Health Activist Awards Question.