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Two web competitions to be held in Armenia in December 2010

PanARMENIAN.Net - Two web competitions – E-content and ArmNet Awards sponsored by VivaCell-MTS and Orange Armenia respectively – will be held in December 2010.

President of the Armenian Association of Electronic Content Garegin Chookaszian welcomed organization of ArmNet Awards, which stimulates the development of Internet. However, Chookaszian told a press conference dedicated to the launch of E-content competition that the organizers should have displayed respect towards their work and refrain from organizing their competition simultaneously with E-content.

Head of ArmNet Awards project Zhirayr Terzyan told a PanARMENIAN.Net reporter that E-content competition involves a wide spectrum of the electronic content – not only websites, but also software, CD and video materials, etc.

“Meanwhile, we have chosen a narrow direction – web technologies development. Thus, we intersect only at a small section,” said Terzyan.

As for coincidence of the dates, Terzyan said that organization of E-content in 2010 was questioned at the moment, when the decision on establishment of ArmNet Awards was adopted.

“We wanted to hold ArmNet Awards in November, but as jury members from Russia were participating in Runet Prize competition, we were forced to postpone the competition’s organization until December,” he said.

The competitions also differ by the voting system. ArmNet Awards is held in two stages – Internet users select the finalists through voting for the best websites during the first stage, while an international jury defines the winners during the second stage.

As for E-content, its winners are defined in three stages by a jury consisting of leading IT specialists of Armenia, representatives of international organizations, state institutions and Armenia’s business sector.

The results of ArmNet Awards and E-content will be summarized on December 4 and 25 respectively.

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