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Over the years, the Digiday Publishing Awards have recognized the companies working to modernize digital media. This year, the new Digiday Media Awards recognized The New York Times, Dotdash, Meredith and PopSugar.

On June 25, we held the first-ever virtual announcement of the Digiday Video Awards winners. You can revisit the full video below, and learn more about each winning submission via our guide here. Congratulations to this year's winners. 

Planning to submit next year? Sign up below for reminders about deadlines. To access everything you'll need to join the ranks of our past winners including our entry kit, expert tips for crafting a winning entry and past coverage of this program, click here.

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KEY DATES

Early Deadline: February 19, 2021

$449 per entry

Regular Deadline: March 12, 2021

$549 per entry 

Last Chance Deadline: April 9, 2021

$699 per entry 

All deadlines end at 11:59 p.m. PST

 

Shortlist Announcement: May 11, 2021

 

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2020 WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT

 

 

 

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CATEGORIES

 

  

BEST LIVE EVENT

Awarding the best execution of a live event that served as an extension of the publisher’s brand.

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most original use of social

Awarding a social media strategy that has most successfully achieved campaign goals on behalf of a publisher.

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Best Subscription or Membership Product

Awarding a paid subscription/membership product that has successfully increased revenue and /or enhanced audience engagement.

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BEST newsletter

Awarding the best newsletter in terms of value delivered, design and the overall ability to engage an audience.

BEST DIGITAL PRODUCT INNOVATION

Awarding the digital property innovation that best enhanced user experience and improved content or ad delivery.

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BEST SITE DESIGN

Awarding a design that is successful in delivering the best overall user experience through its display of content and advertising across devices.

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BEST USER EXPERIENCE

Awarding a digital property that is successful in delivering the best overall user experience in terms of speed and functionality. 

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Most Engaged Community

Awarding the publisher that has enjoyed consistently high audience engagement and a strong sense of community built around its content.

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Best Content Studio

Awarding the in-house content team that has successfully met set goals via innovative and engaging production and distribution.

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best revenue diversification strategy

Awarding the publisher that has most successfully created opportunities for revenue growth outside of advertising.

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PUBLISHING EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

Awarding the senior publishing executive that has best displayed excellence through outstanding and inspired work at their company.

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BEST NEW BRAND

Awarding a new publishing brand that has best displayed excellence through editorial quality and growth.

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Media Brand of the Year

Awarding the B2B media brand that has been most strategic, knowledgeable and effective in achieving their goals.

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Publisher of the Year

Awarding a publisher that best displays original thinking, creativity and overall excellence in its approach to media.

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PAST WINNERS

 

 

 

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JUDGES

 

 

 

Patrick Courtney

SVP. DIGITAL

FUSE MEDIA

 

Vince Errico

CHIEF DIGITAL OFFICER

TRUSTED MEDIA BRANDS

 

Josh Rucci

SVP, GLOBAL AGENCY AND TRADE PARTNERSHIPS

WALL STREET JOURNAL | BARRON'S GROUP

 

Sheel Shah

VP, STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS AND CONSUMER PRODUCTS

HEARST

 

Shannon Toumey

VP, STRATEGY AND CO-HEAD, POST STUDIOS

NEW YORK POST

 

Michael Walker

GLOBAL EXECUTIVE EDITOR

BLOOMBERG

 

 

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HOW TO ENTER

 

 

1

SELECT CATEGORY

 

Choose category or categories you'd like to enter.

 

 

2

ADD DESCRIPTION

 

Enter platform details and answer a few short questions.

 

 

3

UPLOAD WORK

 

Upload a case study showcasing your campaign.

 

 

4

SUBMIT

 

Submit your entry fee payment online.

 

 

 

JUDGING CRITERIA

The judges will be looking for companies or campaigns that can clearly demonstrate transparent success over the past 12 months. Our judges are seeking companies or campaigns that have seized challenges and created opportunities.

Judges will require evidence to substantiate all entries and this could include details of financial performance, results in terms of KPI, creative evidence in terms of a sizzle reel, still images, or links to the final project. The judges will also consider the structure, presentation and clarity of each entry. Interested in being a judge? Submit your nomination here.

THE JUDGING PROCESS

Judges will read and pre-score all entry forms, considering any supporting materials submitted. Judges will be asked to give a score for each question within the entry form relating to Digiday's four criteria: innovation, creativity, consumer value, and results. These will be combined to give an overall score for each entry. All judges pre-scores will then be combined and the highest scoring entries will determine the shortlists.

CONFIDENTIALITY

All material will remain confidential to the judges, who are required to sign a non-disclosure agreement. Only the "Credits" section of an entry is subject to be made public.

 

FAQ

 

 

What is the eligibility period?

The eligibility period for all Digiday Media awards programs begins 12 months prior to the Early Deadline and ends on the Early Deadline. 

Can I submit the same campaign or entry in multiple categories?

Yes. Entry fees are per category.

What parts of my entry are made public?

The only information that is ever publicized is the 'Credits' section of your entry, should you be named a finalist or winner. 

Who's contact information should we include on the entry form?

We use the included contact information for all updates regarding your entry. You should also include a secondary contact & email address in case we aren't able to connect with you.

What if my company or a competitor has a judge on the jury panel?

We recuse judges from scoring any categories their company or a direct competitor submits to. 

When and how are finalists announced?

The shortlist will be announced on Digiday.com. The specific date will be included within the confirmation email received post entry. All entrants will be notified, whether you are named a finalist or not, via the email address you included on your entry. 

When are the winners announced?

All winners are announced virtually. The exact date will be announced with the shortlist. 

Can I license the use of the Digiday Media Awards logo?

Yes. Our licensing program provides you with the opportunity to further the reach of your win through the use of our seal on your website, via social media, email signatures and more. For more information on the options available, please reach out to our team at awards@digiday.com.

 

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