The inaugural Digital Awards Champions is to take place in February next year and details of the event have now been announced.
Every Gold Award winner from Digital Awards 2016 schemes in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Milton Keynes and Surrey will automatically qualify for the Digital Awards Champions, an exclusive event where the ultimate winners across all regions will be unveiled.
And for the first time in Digital Awards history the overall winners in all 15 categories will be decided by public vote ahead of the Presentation Reception which will be held on February 9 at BFI Southbank in London.
Public voting will open on December 1, one week after the results of the Cambridgeshire Digital Awards 2016 have been announced.
Finalists of Digital Awards Champions will be sent a voting pack enabling them to encourage their supporters to cast a vote in their favour.
All tickets for the Presentation Reception will be priced at £20.17 + VAT, a special price for the first year only to celebrate the year of the launch of Digital Awards Champions.
Sponsoring the Digital Awards Champions is leading SEO firm FSE Online.
Tickets for the event – which includes a reception drink, guest speakers and the ceremony in a prestigious London venue – will be strictly limited to two per finalist* until further notice.
Tickets are only available to Gold Award winners from the Cambridgeshire Digital Awards 2016, Essex Digital Awards 2016, Hertfordshire Digital Awards 2016, Kent Digital Awards, Milton Keynes Digital Awards 2016 and Surrey Digital Awards and can be purchased here.
An appropriate number of tickets have been reserved for all Gold Award winners at the Cambridgeshire Digital Awards which will be announced on November 24.
Robin Bailey, from the Digital Awards team, said: “We are extremely excited to announce the first ever Digital Awards Champions, an event which celebrates the brilliant work of businesses, charities, schools and other community organisations across our areas.
“For Gold Award winners it is all to play for so be sure to encourage your supporters to vote for you from December 1, this is going to be extremely competitive and will be a thrilling conclusion to a brilliant year at the Digital Awards where many outstanding organisations have been recognised for some great digital work.”
*A company that qualifies as a finalist in more than one category will be also be limited to two tickets until further notice.