A ground-breaking new awards scheme that recognises the online achievements of businesses, schools and charities from across Hertfordshire, has been backed by some of the county’s leading newspapers.
The Hertfordshire Digital Awards (HDAs) – which offers gold, silver and bronze prizes for excellence across ten categories – revealed this week that they have entered a partnership with two newspaper groups which will support the competition.
A stable of newspaper titles owned by Local World, including the Hertfordshire Mercury Series, North Herts Advertiser, Herts and Essex Observer and Herts and Lea Valley Star have all signed up as media partners for the scheme.
It is the first time that organisations from Hertfordshire will be able to compete for a range of accolades based solely upon their work online and entry into the scheme is set to open in January, 2015.
The HDAs are free to enter and it takes less than two minutes to complete an online application at www.hertsdigitalawards.co.uk
“Use of Social Media”, “Online Business” and “Mobile App” are just three of the categories to be judged by an independent panel of experts from the digital arena.
The other categories include “Blog”, “Use of Video For Business”, “Online Marketing Campaign”, “School, Education or Charity Website”, “Responsive Website”, “Small Business Website” and the blue ribbon accolade for “Website”.
Andy Pritchard, from Premio64, the organisation behind the awards said: “We are thrilled about working with such a eminent group of Hertfordshire newspapers.
“To have so many top newspaper brands, which are themselves are way ahead with their online news service within Hertfordshire, is a superb fit for us.”
Entry opens shortly with a closing date for entries on July 17, 2015. A special awards evening will be held in September. Details of the venue will be unveiled exclusively on this website.