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

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

KEY DATES 

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

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

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CATEGORIES

 

  

Best Brand Partnership

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

Best Brand Launch/Event

Awarding a new publishing vertical, event, or brand repositioning that has best displayed editorial quality and served as an extension of the brand.

 

Best Contextual Targeting Offering

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

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Best 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 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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      Best Ad Tech Platform

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

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      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 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

        Recognizing the strategy and use of first-party data that has most successfully put a media company in a position to engage audiences and generate revenue for themselves and their clients.

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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.

            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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              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 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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                    VIDEO TEAM OF THE YEAR

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

                     

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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 JUDGES

                     

                     

                     

                    Alex Light

                    CO-FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR

                    SOON_

                     

                    Rebekah Brooks

                    MANAGING PARTNER

                    HUBBLE

                     

                    Kevin Sharpless

                    HEAD OF MARKETING, EMEA

                    BLOOMBERG MEDIA

                     

                    Louise Crosby

                    STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

                    NEWS UK

                     

                    Jaine Sykes

                    HEAD OF DIGITAL CONTENT AND VIEWER ENGAGEMENT

                    ITV

                     

                    Eldin Fetahovic

                    CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER

                    BOOMERANG AGENCY.

                     

                    Helen Zuurmond

                    CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER

                    TBWA\X

                     

                    Sam Rogers

                    EXECUTIVE EDITOR

                    BUSTLE UK

                     

                    Matt Baskerville

                    DIRECTOR OF MEDIA OPS

                    DAZED MEDIA

                     

                    Hasan Ramadan

                    GLOBAL HEAD OF DIGITAL ADVERTISING

                    EURONEWS

                     

                    Steve Wilson-Beales

                    HEAD OF SEO & EDITORIAL PRODUCT

                    GLOBAL

                     

                    Elsa Demain-Griffiths

                    DIRECTOR, DIGITAL SALES & INNOVATION

                    THE TELEGRAPH

                     

                    Richard Exon

                    FOUNDER

                    JOINT

                     

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                    PAST WINNERS

                     

                     

                     

                     

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                    HOW TO ENTER

                     

                     

                    1

                    SELECT

                     

                    Choose category or categories you'd like to enter.

                     

                    2

                    RESPOND

                     

                    Prepare responses to entry prompts.

                     

                    3

                    UPLOAD

                     

                    Upload supporting materials that strengthen your entry.

                     

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                    SUBMIT

                     

                    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, Results and Overall.

                    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. After each judge submits their score for the above criteria, the scores of each criteria will then be averaged and then combined to determine an overall score for each entry. The highest scoring entries will appear on the shortlist and winner lists.

                    CONFIDENTIALITY

                    All material will remain confidential to the judges. Only the 'Credits' section of an entry will be made public via the shortlist/winners announcement. If you win a particular category, our team may summarize the entry for shortlist/winner announcements and winners guides.

                     

                    FAQ

                     

                    Can I submit from outside the U.S.? 

                    Yes, the Digiday Media Awards Europe are open to entrants globally. 

                    What is the eligibility period?

                    The eligibility period for all submission materials spans the 12 months prior to the Early Deadline and ends on the Late Deadline at 11:59 p.m. PST.

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

                    Yes. Entry fees are applied per category.

                    Can I edit my submission after the deadline?

                    No. Your submission must be completed in its entirety at the time of payment. There will be no re-accessing submissions after payment or the deadline.

                    What parts of my entry are made public?

                    We publicize the ‘Credits’ section and paraphrase your entry content for the winners guides, should you be named a finalist or winner.

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

                    You should include the information of the most appropriate point of contact for updates regarding your entry. Please provide a company email address. You should also include a secondary email address in case we aren't able to connect with the primary contact.

                    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?

                    Finalists will be contacted via email regarding their entry, whether they have been selected for the shortlist or not. The shortlist will be announced virtually, after judging closes.

                    When and how are the winners announced?

                    Winners are announced virtually. The exact date will be announced when the shortlist is announced.

                    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, social media, email signatures and more. For more information on the options available, please reach out to our team at awards@digiday.com.

                    Can I sponsor a Digiday Media Awards program?

                    Yes. To learn more about opportunities to sponsor an awards program, please contact awards@digiday.com.

                    How can I nominate myself or someone else to be a juror?

                    To nominate yourself or another person to participate on our jury panels, please contact awards@digiday.com and/or fill out this form.

                     

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