This afternoon, Shoko Festival opened applications for the hub awards. The awards which will run during the Shoko Festival Hub UnConference, will see innovative media startups clinch prizes worth $16 000.
Prizes will be awarded for new, cutting edge ideas that use new media and civic technology to solve problems in local communities and Zimbabwe at large.
The awards seek to empower the next generation of new media and tech startups. Previous winners at the awards include the popular video on demand platform TV Yangu, Road Rules,Tipster and Afro Tokyo among other initiatives that have benefitted.
The hub has four categories which are Women Rising Award, Speak Truth To Power Award, Your Voice Award and Fix up, Look Sharp Award.