We’re excited to announce the latest winner of a Helium Citizen Journalism Award contest.

Sudesh Samuel won the ResearchSEA-Asia Research News Citizen Journalism Award by writing about Asia’s main challenges in 2009, including the global economic crisis, climate change, political upheavals and moreKristin Schaaf took home second place and Cecelia Rodriquez took third.

Be sure to check out the current Citizen Journalism contests and let your voice be heard.

This week there are several new Citizen Journalism Award contests.

Go to 1H2O’s Citizen Journalism Award contest page. The new contest title is Can individuals significantly ease the world water crisis, or must we rely on governments, corporations, the United Nations, the European Union and non-profits, for a remedy?

This title is now open to contest submissions. The submission deadline is Thursday, February 12. A winner will be announced about two weeks later, after sufficient rating has taken place.

Go to Sunshine Week’s Citizen Journalism Award contest page. The new contest title is What kind of official government information should be available online, and what do you consider to be off limits?

This title is now open to contest submissions. The submission deadline is Friday, February 13. A winner will be announced about two weeks later, after sufficient rating has taken place.

Go to ResearchSEA – Asia Research News ’s Citizen Journalism Award contest page. The new contest title is Since the world faces many challenges in 2009 including a global economic crisis, climate change, political upheavals and more, what are Asia’s main challenges in 2009 and how will you be affected?

This title is now open to contest submissions. The submission deadline is Tuesday, March 31. A winner and two runner ups will be announced on April 15, after sufficient rating has taken place.