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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.

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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Shortlist Announcement: April 27

 

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CATEGORIES

 

  

Best editorial package

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

 

    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 Virtual Event series

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

         

          Best Use of Video

          Awarding the video (single or series) that most successfully delivered on set goals.

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          Best use of youtube

          Awarding the YouTube strategy that has successfully met or exceeded viewership, engagement and/or revenue goals.

           

            Best video campaign

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

             

              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.

               

                BEST AD TECH PLATFORM

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

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                BEST PUBLISHER PLATFORM

                Awarding a technology that is most successful in helping publishers meet set goals.

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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.

                BEST DIGITAL PRODUCT INNOVATION

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

                 

                  Best Video Distribution and Programming Strategy

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

                   

                    Best Revenue Diversification Strategy

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

                     

                      Video Team of the Year

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

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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.

                         

                          MOST ENGAGED COMMUNITY

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

                           

                            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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                            JUDGES

                             

                             

                             

                            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

                            CEO

                            PINKNEWS

                             

                            Anna Conrad

                            DIGITAL EDITOR

                            GQ

                             

                            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

                            BUSINESS INSIDER

                             

                            Ben Walmsley

                            COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR, THE SUN, THE TIMES AND SUNDAY TIMES

                            NEWS UK

                             

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                            PAST WINNERS

                             

                             

                             

                            2020 Winners Announcement

                             

                             

                             

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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.

                             

                             

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                            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 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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