It’s been a long time since our last update, thank you to so many of you who have been in touch over the past months - curious about what yMedia is planning this year.
The yMedia Challenge 2011?
As a team, we have made the difficult decision (there were tears!) not to run the yMedia Challenge in 2011.
Together, we grew the yMedia Challenge to new levels of success in 2010, contributing over half a million dollars worth of value back to the community (check out our Annual Report for the results). In the face of such success, we’ve decided to take this year to look closely at how we provide the most value back to you, our community.
It’s been four years since Pamela and Adele ran the very first yMedia Challenge, and though the event has evolved and grown since then, we are not sure that the event in its current form is making the best use of our resources to deliver back to our community.
While we may run the yMedia Challenge again in future, the hiatus of the event gives us the refreshing freedom to explore some exciting new avenues of bridging the gap - connecting students, community groups and our industry.
Alumni continuing to impress
Since the wildly successful 2010 yMedia Challenge drew to a close last August, we have been proud to see alumni of the Challenge using the skills and experience they gained to get their foot in the industry door.
The Designasaurs, Challenge winners and favourite team to many last year, on account of their brilliant blog and thoughtful work for Natural Health Practitioners, have been working with Running with Scissors to deliver digital projects of a standard far beyond their experience. Well done girls!
Not only have we had yMedia Challenge participants placed in great new positions, but several of our crew have landed exciting new roles.
Jade has graduated her Masters in Arts Management, and is working with The Church this year to run We Can Create. Anthea has taken up the role of Digital Development Manager for The Radio Network, Tim has joined Yellow as Agency Sales Co-ordinator, Emily is researching her family history for an Ashmolean Museum exhibition about her Uncle, the impressionist painter Pizzaro, and the list continues!
We’re always on the look-out for new opportunities to pass on and to promote, if you’re a student or freelancer be sure to check out the opportunities section of our blog. Community groups or businesses can list a volunteer or paid job opportunity on our blog for free by filling out this form.
Our first yMedia Birth!
On the 23rd of March this year, Pamela and her partner Ivan welcomed their beautiful baby girl, Mika Cruz into the world. Pamela has been in New Zealand to be with her friends and family as she adjusts to being a mama, and we’ve been delighted to have her company again these past months. If you’d like to keep up with their little family, follow their blog, Mi Vida Contigo.