Smart Hero Award
Social media can help organise voluntary and civic commitment. A large number of initiatives uses Facebook, Twitter and others to call attention to activities and topics. They win followers and supporters and motivate others to be a part of their projects.
It is the goal of the competition Smart Hero Award to publicise and award voluntary and social commitment that is realised via social media. Smart refers to the intelligent use of social media, to recognition, respect and tolerance. The award goes to projects, initiatives and people that represent these values and successfully use social media in order to fulfill their voluntary and social commitment.
Role of the Digital Opportunities Foundation
The Digital Opportunities Foundation is responsible for the content-related and administrative implementation of the competition. The foundation provides the database of entries and is responsible for the website. Furthermore, the foundation conducts the evaluation of the submissions via an objective catalogue of criteria and prepares a list of nominees. Furthermore, the foundation conducts the evaluation of the submissions via an objective catalogue of criteria and organises the external evaluation as well as the meetings of the expert group and the jury. The foundation also takes care of the public voting and the award ceremony.