Entry has opened for the Cambridgeshire Digital Awards 2016, celebrated by the launch of a brand new category.
CDA16 – the first and only scheme of its kind within the county – is now in its second year, following its staggering success since setting up in 2014.
And for the first time Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards will be presented for a “Website: B2B” category at the Presentation Evening in November.
The new website classification – for companies thriving in the business-to-business sector – will take its place alongside 15 other categories in a new look line-up.
There are now a total of nine website categories as well as “Use of Video for Business”, “Use of Social Media for Business”, “Mobile App” and “Spirit of Cambridgeshire”.
CDA16 will also see the return of the immensely popular “Blog” awards for “Entertainment” and “Business”.
The “Online Business” category has been renamed “Online Retailer” to offer greater clarity to entrants.
An independent judging panel, made up of digital experts, the media, sponsors and executives from a number of internationally recognised businesses including Sky Sports will decide the winners.
The Cambridgeshire Digital Awards was set-up to promote and recognise the online achievements of businesses, charities and schools from across the county.
Robin Bailey, Chair of the CDA Judging Panel revealed that a “huge” number of entries are expected for CDA16, following the success last year.
He added: “Businesses, schools and charities across Cambridgeshire submitted an extremely high quality of entries last year, it was breathtaking and the bar is set high.
“But I have no doubt in my mind that competition for the CDAs is going to be even greater this year and we cannot wait to see the results.
“Cambridgeshire is renowned for being a hotbed of digital talent and these Awards are there to celebrate the best the county has offer, it’s going to be very exciting in the months ahead.
“It is proven, through the popularity of the Awards and our partnership with the Cambridgeshire News, that winning a Cambridgeshire Digital Award is a sought after accolade and we urge everyone to find our website and make an entry.”
Cambridge News, as media partner, will be giving rolling press coverage for the scheme.
Connecting Cambridgeshire and Greater Cambridge and Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership “Key Supporters” for the scheme once again.
Sponsors of the scheme include Capricorn Media.
Entry is free and takes less than two minutes to complete.
The presentation evening will take place in November 2016.
The closing date for entries is September 23, 2016.