Allvoices Launches 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa News Reporting Contest

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News Contest Offered to Citizen Journalists for Reporting on 2010 World Cup Competition, Teams, Athletes and Fans

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As a global community, we embrace news and events from all over the world, and we reward our community for analytical and onsite professional reporting that our audience responds to, the largest open media site in the world where anyone can report from anywhere, today announced a news reporting contest for covering the largest sporting event in the world; the World Cup. The Allvoices contest is for 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa news coverage on the competition, teams, athletes, fans and everything related to this thrilling and enormous global event.

“The World Cup is the perfect storm of sporting events, and Allvoices is the perfect platform for capturing all that is World Cup news and imagery. Anticipation and vibrations have been building for four years so we expect thousands of riveting news reports from our global community,” says Aki Hashmi, CMO of Allvoices. "As a global community, we embrace news and events from all over the world, and we reward our community for analytical and onsite professional reporting that our audience responds to,” continues Hashmi.

“The World Cup is the most explosive and widely viewed sporting event on earth. Over 700 million people watched the final game of the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Allvoices is proud to enable the world to express their spirit and passion for the World Cup by reporting news from the games in South Africa. Allvoices is about news and diverse opinions, and fans can unite and celebrate through shared perspectives and a mutual love for the sport,” says Hashmi.

Allvoices allows anyone with a computer or mobile device to report from anywhere in the world. Contributors can instantly publish what is happening at the 2010 World Cup. Citizen reporters at the event can easily break news and publish reports faster than mainstream media can get their news online. Allvoices is the destination for breaking, global, national and local news, and is an ideal site for consuming all types of news media in one place.

The following prizes will be awarded to each of the top 5 reporters:

  • Official Match Ball of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ by Adidas ($149.95 value) PLUS 3 Replique Balls from the 2010 FIFA World Cup™

Contest entry is simple:

1. Click here to register on Allvoices and complete your profile
2. Email your profile link (URL) to
3. Start reporting

Every qualifying report (i.e. at least 250 words related to the 2010 World Cup) written between June 11 and July 12 will accumulate views that count towards the contributors’ total. The top 5 reporters with the most cumulative views on July 13th at 6:00 pm PDT will be declared the winners. See for guidelines.

About Allvoices, Inc. is the largest global community offering local to global news and perspectives in one place. With its proprietary technology, Allvoices provides a 360? view of news by enabling citizen reporting from its community and international news bureaus that is automatically surrounded by additional sources of content including mainstream news feeds and blogs, social media feeds (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube), images and videos which provides context, insight and diversity of opinions around a broad range topics and issues on the global, national and local levels. Allvoices utilizes professional online news stories and media to determine relevancy and credibility with each contribution made to the site. Its highly automated system blends the latest advances in natural language processing and machine learning with a vibrant, diverse and engaged community so anyone can easily publish relevant, trustworthy news for a global audience. The resulting connection and dialogue between contributors and readers makes Allvoices the destination for breaking news, hyperlocal topics and popular global interest stories (



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