Entry has opened for the Kent Digital Awards 2016, celebrated by the launch of a brand new category.
KDA16 – 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 Winners’ Evening next June.
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 Kent”.
KDA16 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 Kent Digital Awards was set-up to promote and recognise the online achievements of businesses, charities and schools from across the county.
Andy Pritchard, from Premio64, the team behind the Awards, is looking to build on the “tremendous success” of the first year.
He added: “We received an extraordinary number of entries into the 2015 scheme and the Presentation Evening was a fantastic celebration of some very impressive digital work from across the ‘Garden of England’.
“It is proven, through the popularity of the Awards and our partnership with the Kent and Sussex Courier, that winning a Kent Digital Award is a sought after accolade and we urge everyone to find our website and make an entry.
“We expect 2016 to be even bigger and better and we cannot wait to show off some more of Kent’s great businesses, charities and schools.”
Kent and Sussex Courier, as media partner, will be giving rolling press coverage for the scheme.
West Kent Chamber of Commerce & Industry will be “Key Supporter” for the scheme once again.
Sponsors of the scheme include Sleeping Giant Media, Capricorn Media, Noise PR and designsixtyfour.com
Entry is free and takes less than two minutes to complete through www.kentdigitalawards.co.uk/enter
The presentation evening will take place in June 2016.
The closing date for entries is 15 April, 2016.