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Feb 04 2008

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It’s Logie voting.. with a new twist

It is that time of year again – voting has opened for the TV Week Logie Awards, but this year there’s a new twist to proceedings.

For the first time in its 50 year history, you don’t need to buy a copy of TV Week to have your vote. As well as the magazine publishing the traditional voting coupon, you can now place your vote online without having to enter a registration code from the printed magazine.

The change to voting answers criticisms that voting was limited only to buyers of TV Week which in more recent times has had a more narrowed focus on younger readers which may have swayed voting toward certain programs, therefore not providing a true picture of what is really ‘most popular’.

The final list of nominees for both the public voted awards, as well as the industry-voted ‘most outstanding’ categories, will be announced on 7 April. The eight Gold Logie nominees announced will then be in the ‘Race for Gold’ as the public will then be able to vote the winner of the Gold Logie via 1900 or SMS right up until the night of the TV Week Logie Awards on Sunday 4 May.

The TV Week Logie Awards will be held at the Crown Entertainment Complex and televised on the Nine Network.

Source: TV Week
Picture: Denise Drysdale and Norman Gunston (Garry McDonald), winners of the TV Week Gold Logie awards in 1976

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