Nominate for: Best in Show

It’s WEGO Health Activist Awards season! Let’s celebrate the amazing things that members of the online health community did in 2012. Here at WEGO Health, we’ll be sharing our favorite parts of Health Activism now til the end of the year – and we hope you’ll join us. A great (and easy) way to say “thanks” and recognize the hard work of an advocate you know  is by nominating them for an award!

 

Best in Show Awards 2012

 

 

Best in Show: Blog 2012

Whose blog do you absolutely love? Their writing is exceptional, their “voice” admirable, and their writing is just really worth reading. You think anyone wondering why patients or caregivers would blog about health should read this Health Activist’s blog – it will make the case crystal clear. They have great info, raise awareness, and do whatever they can to help their community by using their blog. They may be active on numerous social platforms – but the blog is their bread and butter – and they are a great model of how to be a blogger.

 

Which blogger would you nominate for having an amazing blog?

Nominate them for Best in Show: Blog in 2012!

 

Be sure to visit the Best in Show: Blog  - Pinterest Board to see some of the folks who are already nominated! We’ll continue to tweet, Facebook, and email nominees throughout the next month.

 

Last year’s winner of the Best in Show: Blog 2011 award went to Kerri Sparling of Six Until MeWatch her Award announcement video here.

 

 

Best in Show: Community/Forum 2012

Who has created an amazing online community or threaded forum that houses important conversations about health? Through their site or online space, they bring people together. Their leadership takes the form of active community management, engagement, and moderation. They’ve mastered the art of creating an inviting space for newcomers while still keeping a safe space that people have come to respect and rely on. This is a community or forum you’d recommend to new patients and family members or friends because it has it all.

 

Which online community should win Best in Show?

Nominate them for Best in Show: Community/Forum in 2012!

 

Be sure to visit the Best in Show: Community/Forum- Pinterest Board to see some of the folks who are already nominated! We’ll continue to tweet, Facebook, and email nominees throughout the next month.

 

Last year’s winner of the Best in Show: Community/Forum 2011 award went to Jenni Prokopy of Chronic BabeWatch her Award announcement video here.

 

 

 

 

Best in Show: Facebook

Facebook is a community all of its own. Over the past few years it has transformed from a place for a personal profile to a real hub for discourse, conversation, and community. Who has the best Facebook Group or Page of anyone you know? They have balanced the tricky interface of Facebook and turned it into an opportunity to reach more people in a medium people are used to. They foster an environment that people want to “Like” and have a ton of interaction there every day. The leader of the group may have other sites – but he or she really exemplifies why Facebook can be used for good.

 

Whose Facebook community should be recognized?

Nominate them for Best in Show: Facebook in 2012!

 

Be sure to visit the Best in Show: Facebook – Pinterest Board to see some of the folks who are already nominated! We’ll continue to tweet, Facebook, and email nominees throughout the next month.

 

Last year’s winner of the Best in Show: Facebook 2011 award went to Niki Lyre of RA Chicks FacebookWatch her Award announcement video here.

 

 

Best in Show: Twitter

It’s not easy to doing amazing things in only 140 characters – but there are some people who truly excel at it. There are Health Activists who have connected with others and raised awareness just by tweeting – let’s celebrate them with an award! Whether they’ve created their own Twitter chat or participate actively in others’ chats – they are the model of Twitter for health.

 

Who is a great tweeter/Twitterer?

Nominate them for Best in Show: Twitter in 2012!

 

Be sure to visit the Best in Show: Twitter – Pinterest Board to see some of the folks who are already nominated! We’ll continue to tweet, Facebook, and email nominees throughout the next month.

 

Last year’s winner of the Best in Show: Facebook 2011 award went to Nate Osit @NateOsit. Watch his Award announcement video here.

 

Best in Show: Video

Some people have combined a bit off offline and online by taking their activism to video! These brave advocates star in videos as a way to connect with fellow patients and caregivers and they are great at it. You feel connected to them and to the cause just because their videos are so engaging. Nominate someone who is a video rock star and you think should be recognized for their contribution to

 

Nominate them for Best in Show: Video in 2012!

 

Be sure to visit the Best in Show: Video – Pinterest Board to see some of the folks who are already nominated! We’ll continue to tweet, Facebook, and email nominees throughout the next month.

 

This is a brand new award for 2012 because every day more awesome advocates are utilizing videos to make a difference!

 

 

 

 

Remember: you can nominate as many people as you like! We will be taking nominations until December 31, 2012. Then, after nominations are closed, the  judging panel will begin reviewing finalists and selecting winners throughout the month of January. Read more about the process on our Awards FAQ page.