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The Digiday Media Awards Europe recognize the companies, campaigns and technology modernizing European media. These awards have honored industry-leading work from Hearst UK, Culture Trip, Politico Europe and more.

On 10 June, we announced the 2021 Digiday Media Awards Europe winners. You can revisit the full virtual ceremony here, and learn more about each winning submission via our guide here

Planning to submit this year? Sign up below for deadline reminders. 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.



Early Deadline: February 25, 2022

 £229 per entry

Regular Deadline: March 18, 2022

£319 per entry

Last Chance Deadline: April 15, 2022

£369 per entry

Shortlist Announcement: May 31, 2022


Winners Announcement: June 30, 2022


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

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Best brand partnership

Awarding a brand/publisher partnership that has successfully promoted a brand, product or service across publisher channels.

Best Virtual Event

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

Best New Vertical or Brand

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

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

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    Best Story

    Awarding the best single editorial article created by a newsroom.

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    Best video campaign

    Awarding the video campaign that has been most successful in achieving its objectives.


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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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        Awarding the ad tech platform that has most successfully helped publishers meet set goals.

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

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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 Editorial Package

          Awarding the best editorial package created by a newsroom for the reader.

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          Best First-Party Data Strategy

          Awarding the video team that has produced the highest quality video and visual journalism.

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          Journalist of the Year

          Honoring the individual journalist who has been most successful in creating unique, deeply reported and/or valuable journalism in alignment with their editorial mission.

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            Best Newsletter

            Honoring the newsletter product by a media company that has been most successful in achieving stated objectives

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              Editorial Team of the Year

              Awarding the editorial team that has delivered the highest quality reporting in pursuit of their editorial mission.

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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.


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

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                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 Video Distribution and Programming Strategy

                  Awarding the video distribution and programming strategy that has most successfully reached its target audience.

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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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                      Ad Operations Team of the Year

                      Honoring the team that has been most effective in supporting day-to-day advertising operations, partnering with clients and ultimately, growing a media company’s advertising business.


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                      Best Contextual Targeting Offering

                      Recognizing the contextual advertising offering that is most effective in helping clients achieve business objectives.

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                      media brand of the year

                      Awarding the 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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                      Ana Bakalinova

                      HEAD OF PRODUCT

                      HUFFPOST INTERNATIONAL


                      Dave Barry

                      PRODUCTION LEAD, VIDEO

                      CULTURE TRIP


                      Duncan Chater

                      EUROPEAN HEAD OF SALES

                      BLOOMBERG MEDIA


                      Charlotte Cijffers

                      HEAD OF DIGITAL

                      DAZED MEDIA


                      Benjamin Cohen




                      Anna Conrad

                      DIGITAL EDITOR



                      Anne-Marina Dickson

                      HEAD OF PRODUCT

                      ESI MEDIA


                      Francesco Guerrera

                      HEAD OF INTERNATIONAL

                      DOW JONES MEDIA GROUP


                      Gene Limbrick

                      HEAD OF VIDEO, BRANDED CONTENT

                      HEARST UK


                      Selma Stern

                      SVP, CONSUMER SUBSCRIPTIONS



                      Ben Walmsley


                      NEWS UK


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                      PAST WINNERS





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                      HOW TO ENTER






                      Choose category or categories you'd like to enter.





                      Prepare responses to entry prompts.





                      Upload supporting materials that strengthen your entry.





                      Submit your entry fee payment online.



                      JUDGING CRITERIA

                      Judges will be looking for companies or campaigns that can clearly demonstrate success over the past 12 months. Judges are seeking companies or campaigns that have seized challenges and created opportunities and will evaluate entries based on the following criteria: Innovation, Creativity, Consumer Value and Results. 

                      Judges will require evidence to substantiate all entries. This can include details of financial performance, specific KPIs, creative evidence in the form of a sizzle reel, campaign images, or links to the final project or related sites. The judges will also consider the structure, presentation and clarity of each entry.

                      THE JUDGING PROCESS

                      Judges will score each entry prompt and consider any supporting materials submitted. These scores will be combined to give an overall score for each entry. All scores will then be averaged and the highest scoring entries will appear on the shortlist. Note: At least three judges will score each entry.


                      All material will remain confidential to the judges. Only the 'Credits' section of an entry will be made public via the shortlist. If you win a particular category, our team may summarize the entry for posts on Digiday.com. Specific results are never shared. 





                      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 Europe 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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