#WAMAS: Applications Open for 2017 West Africa Mobile Awards

 

Applications for the 2017 edition of the West Africa Mobile Awards (WAMAS), the leading industry awards that celebrate the best in mobile and technology across West Africa, are now open.

The awards seeks to identify, recognise and celebrate the individuals and companies that are the driving force of the region’s mobile ecosystem.

The inaugural edition of the awards took place last year in Lagos, Nigeria and saw global brands, dynamic startups and visionary individuals, who are all shaping mobile content and commerce in West Africa, scoop awards.

This year’s edition welcomes applications across 12 categories and will see the finalists enjoy global industry recognition, invaluable networking opportunities and global publicity.

New for 2017, the shortlisted finalists will be showcased during day two of Mobile West Africa, providing a platform and exposure for successful entries. The winners will receive a wide range of benefits and advisory services to help drive their businesses forward.

“After the staggering number of entries we had in 2016 and the progress that the industry is making we cannot wait for this year’s entries to come flooding in. I think the free to enter model and completely independent ethos behind the awards really hit home last year. All it takes is a few minutes and the next thing you know you and your company could be on stage picking up an award. What’s not to like about that?,” said Matthew Dawes, WAMAS co-founder.

Applications for the awards are free, ensuring a level playing field for all. An expert judging panel that includes industry leaders, independent journalists, analysts, academics and VCs will assess all entries.

The process will be completely comprehensive, exhaustive and systematic, meaning that the awards and the processes surrounding them are fully transparent.

The winners will be unveiled in front of a packed audience of industry peers, respected judges, sponsors, media and partners on May 18, 2017 in Lagos, Nigeria.

The deadline for applications is March 31, 2017. To enter or reserve your tickets, visit WAMAS website. The awards is supported by BBM, Wimbart, Kasi Insights, DressMeOutlet, Mobile West Africa (MWA) and AppsAfrica.

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