Like the constantly evolving business landscape we seek to celebrate, the Digital Awards are always considered a work-in-progress. The list below outlines our current categories, with a brief description of our judges’ criteria to help you form your entries.
Who is eligible to enter the Digital Awards?
Companies, individuals, organisations, events, charities or schools which either operate within the geographical area for a particular Digital Awards scheme, or carry out work for clients who do. If you’re based outside the area, but the project you’re entering is for a company based in the area, you are still eligible to enter.
Can I enter more than once?
Yes. For example, if you are a web designer and you’ve built websites for a number of clients, you can enter them all separately.
Once I have submitted the entry form, is that the end of the entry process?
Yes. Our panel will judge your entry on merit – your links and supporting information are enough for them to see what you’ve done and to score the work against their criteria.
How do I find out if I’m a finalist?
Finalists are announced on this website shortly after the entry closes, posted on our social networks and contacted by email. For exact dates, please keep an eye on our latest news.
When are the events? And when can I buy tickets?
Dates and ticket information for our presentation evenings are generally published during the entry period for each Digital Awards scheme. Following the announcement of finalists, tickets are placed on general sale. While we will endeavour to make tickets available to anyone who wishes to attend, no guarantees of ticket availability can be made to finalists.
What are the available awards for each category?
There are three prizes available for each category – gold, silver and bronze.
How does the judging process work?
The judging process is very simple and fair. No judge or sponsor is allowed to enter the awards themselves. As organisers we do not judge any awards. There’s no ‘judging day’, as we feel this keeps things fairer and avoids any potential for a judge to influence another judge. Entries are supplied digitally to judges along with judging criteria, they then take time to score each entry impartially and return their findings to us, the organisers.