Whizz-Kidz wins Public Affairs industry award for best innovation
We are thrilled to announce that last night Whizz-Kidz won the Party Conference Innovation Award at the Public Affairs News Awards; in front of a starry audience of MPs and sector professionals in public affairs, government relations, policy and communications at the 8 Northumberland venue, near Trafalgar Square, London.
Shortlisted to the final four nominees by a 24 strong judging panel, success was particularly meaningful as the winner was voted for live by the audience, using interactive keypads.
We won the award for our use of smartphone ‘podcasting’ tool, Audioboo at the Labour and Conservative Party Conferences earlier this year.
Ambassadors Jamie Green and Max Sampson, both 17, turned interviewers as they quizzed Labour and Conservative MPs; revealing a very human and fun-loving side to Members of Parliament, Members of the Scottish Parliament and big-hitting journalists like Jeremy Paxman, Andrew Marr, and SKY’s Adam Boulton.
All the MPs, MSPs and journalists took the interviews in good humour, and many retweeted to their Twitter followers that they had met us. The project promotes Whizz-Kidz’s mission and feel – it was carried out by young Ambassadors, and the light-hearted questions (including, ‘what’s on your iPod?’ Have you been to Benidorm?’ ‘Do you ever Google yourself?’) explores our particular brand of fun, friendship – and sometimes mischief!
You can listen to all of our winning ‘boo interviews on our Whizz-Kidz channel: http://audioboo.fm/Whizz-Kidz
Congratulations to our fellow finalists Open Road, InHouse Communications and the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) – all shortlisted from a record 22 category entries.