Entry has opened for the Milton Keynes Digital Awards 2016, celebrated by the launch of a brand new category.
MKDA16 – the first and only scheme of its kind within the area – is now in its second year, following its staggering success since setting up in 2015.
And for the first time Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards will be presented for a “Website: B2B” category at the Presentation Evening in October.
OneMK has signed up as Media Partner for the Awards and will be providing rolling coverage of the action, as it unfolds.
The new B2B 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 Milton Keynes”.
MKDA16 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 Milton Keynes Digital Awards was set-up to promote and recognise the online achievements of businesses, charities and schools from across the county.
Robin Bailey, from Premio64, the team behind the Awards, is looking to build on the “tremendous success” of the first year.
He added: “After a hugely competitive and exciting event last year, we are delighted once again to welcome businesses, charities and schools to enter the MKDAs.
“We received entries of a fantastically high quality from a broad range of organisations representing many industry sectors.
“Milton Keynes boasts a thriving economy and digital is at the heart of that.
“We are very excited to champion the borough and expect 2016 to be even bigger and better and we cannot wait to show off some more of Milton keynes’s great businesses, charities and schools.”
Invest MK – part of MK Council – has signed up for the second year as “Key Supporter” for the scheme.
Entry is free and takes less than two minutes to complete