Citizen journalism news site Blottr has been nominated for the 2011 Smarta 100 list of “the most resourceful, original, exciting and disruptive small businesses in the UK”.
User-generated news site Blottr currently includes news from seven UK cities and employs a ‘Write to Earn’ scheme that allows citizen journalists to earn money per multiple of page impressions.
Blottr is the only citizen news site up for an award. The full list of nominated business is here, where you can vote.
The overall winner will be announced on 21 September and will receive £10,000.
According to Smarta 100, last year’s winners have gone on to partner with the likes of LinkedIn and Lastminute.com.
Founder of Blotter Adam Baker told Journalism.co.uk:
We are absolutely delighted to be recognised by Smarta as one of the top 100 startups in the UK.
The calibre of past winners and the other 99 companies selected this year, underlines the progress Blottr has made and the ever-increasing popularity of our service and citizen journalism.