"It's amazing to see brands committing to digital initiatives such as the awards," says Stephen Paxton, founder and owner of the New Generation Awards.

"Brands who are still going full out and marketing themselves during these challenging times will gain that all-important competitive advantage, while others sit back and wait for the storm to pass," adds Paxton. 

"While we work worldwide and across many industries, our focus is on clients in sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and Asia. [We focus on] renewable energy, fin-tech, consumer goods and technology," says the team at Disrupt. 

"We are also leaders in building innovation capabilities," says the team. "Our core focus is in developing customer-centric use cases, [and the] implementation of roadmaps that align with organisation implementation maturity and culture."

"We ensure that was the dust and excitement settles your business has made the right technology decisions that enhance business growth and create new revenue opportunities," adds the team.

Disrupt Technology Advisors recently ran a youth campaign for their new portal, Asazi. The team also worked with youth NGO #mashup and as part of a campaign that they created for on Youth Day.

Individuals are encouraged to watch New Gen TV every Wednesday at 19:00. The platform will see judges and previous winners share tips for 2020's entrants. These will include advice on creating a campaign, what it takes to perfect entry forms and how to win a New Gen Award.

New Gen TV can be viewed online via justpalm.tv and across the New Generation social and digital media platforms. Entries for the 2020 awards will close on Friday, 31 July. The judging process will commence at the beginning of August. 

For more information, visit www.newgenawards.co.za. You can also follow the New Generation Social and Digital Media Awards on Facebook or on Twitter.