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Website of the Year (Grand Prix)

The best overall site as chosen by the judging panel. All entries will be automatically considered for this award but it cannot be entered into.

Chairman's Award

Selected by the Chairman of the judging panel as their personal favourite. All entries will be automatically considered for this award but it cannot be entered into.

Online Editor of the Year

Here the entry should demonstrate evidence of outstanding leadership and journalistic skill which has helped achieve specific results. please use the EDITORIAL template for this category.

Digital Writer of the Year

This category is for individual journalists writing about the world of digital and technology. Judges will be looking to award the writer who has done most to increase the understanding of what are the key trends in this fast-moving market. Please use the EDITORIAL template for this category.

Outstanding Digital Team of the Year

Rewarded to the best team in digital journalism.
This category is supported by the British Journalism Review and will be judged by an independent panel from the British Journalism Review.  Please use the EDITORIAL template for this category.

Best Site for News-Led Journalism

This category is for news based journalism and the jury will assess how the site delivers its editorial mission, serves its audiences and plays to the strengths of the online market place. Please use the EDITORIAL template for this category.

Best Specialist Site for Journalism

This category is for special interest or niche sites that serve a tightly defined audience. Again, judges will assess how the site delivers its editorial mission, serves its audiences and harness the
power of the web to deliver a strong and innovative proposition.  please use the EDITORIAL template for this category.

Best Local / Regional News Site

This category will look at rewarding local or regional sites. Judges will look at the target audience and assess how the site delivers its editorial mission, serves its audiences and harness the power
of the web to deliver a strong and innovative proposition.  Please use the EDITORIAL template for this category.

Best National / World News Site

This category will look at rewarding national/world news sites.  Judges will look at the target audience and assess how the site delivers its editorial mission, serves its audiences and harness the
power of the web to deliver a strong and innovative proposition. Please use the EDITORIAL template for this category.

Best Campaigning / Investigative Journalism

This category aims to recognise an online campaign or investigation that has served to highlight a significant issue affecting those who visit the site and has made a tangible difference to them. Entries should include links showing how the
story evolved. Please use the EDITORIAL template for this category.

Best Commentary / Blogging

This category will seek to assess a websites opinion and editorial sections. Award may go to a specific blog as well as the overall blogging content of a site. Judges will be looking for outstanding
analysis, insights as well as wit. Please use the EDITORIAL template for this category.

Best Video Journalism

For this category judges will assess how video is used, as well as the content of the video itself. The thinking behind the video, the story it tells, will be as important as overall production and editing standards. The panel appreciates that some of the most striking content is sometimes the most spontaneous. Please use the EDITORIAL template for this category.

Best Designed Site

For this category, judges will be looking for simple, logical layout that has been driven by innovation and creativity. The successful websites should be engaging, exciting and easy to use. Please use the EDITORIAL template for this category.

Best Twitter Feed

For this category judges will be looking for evidence that a website has extended its editorial reach via Twitter, and has helped further its editorial agenda. Simply re-tweeting headlines will not be enough. Please use the EDITORIAL template for this category.

Best Use of Social Media

Judges will be looking for evidence of how a presence on different social media platforms has helped develop a websites editorial agenda, and how these platforms have been used in an
innovative, engaging and exciting way. Please use the EDITORIAL template for this category.

Best Use of Crowd Sourcing or Citizen Journalism

Here the judges will be looking into how a website is engaging its reader in an innovative and proactive way in order to generate content, share knowledge or solve specific problems. Strategies might also include how readers have, for example, been offered
promotions by advertisers, or encouraged to submit video footage of certain events. Please use the EDITORIAL template for this category.

Best Brand Development

This category will look at how the brand is developing into new markets or new sectors. Judges will be looking for evidence of expansion and progress. Please use the EDITORIAL template for this category.

Best Commercial Innovation

So who pays for all this journalism? This category seeks to recognise that many websites are in the business of making money. Entries here may be an innovative directory, some form of knowledge bank, strategy for driving subscriptions or pay walls. Please use the EDITORIAL template for this category.

Best Use of Photography

This category will look at how an innovative and dynamic approach to photography has dramatically added to a user’s experience when visiting a site. The old adage that a good picture is worth 1,000 words still hangs true, which is why the quality of
images will be taken into account as well as how they are used. Please use the EDITORIAL template for this category.

Technical Innovation

These entries should demonstrate how technology has been applied in a way that is creative and mould-breaking. Please use the EDITORIAL template for this category.

Best App - Smart Phone or Tablet

This category will celebrate the most innovative app, which has been produced for the likes of an iPad, iPhone or Android platforms. The winner will be innovative, dynamic, interactive, engaging and user friendly. Log in/download details should be provided so judges can experience the app for themselves. Please use the EDITORIAL template for this category.

Best Freelance Writer

The entry should demonstrate the freelance writer’s skills and show their contribution to the overall success of the site. Please use the EDITORIAL template for this category.

Best Photographer

To reward the photographer for their craft in taking photographs for online news purposes. Please use the EDITORIAL template for this category.

Best Lifestyle / Leisure News Site

This category is for sites in the lifestyle/leisure sector e.g. fashion, gossip, showbiz, automotive etc. Judges will assess how the site delivers its editorial mission, serves its audiences and harness the power of the web to deliver a strong and innovative proposition. Please use the EDITORIAL template for this category.

Best Business / Finance News Site

This category is for sites in the business / finance sector e.g. accountancy, legal etc Judges will assess how the site delivers its editorial mission, serves its audiences and harness the power of the web to deliver a strong and innovative proposition. Please use the EDITORIAL template for this category.

Best Health / Education News Site

This category is for sites in the health / education sector e.g. medical, institutions, academic, learning etc. Judges will assess how the site delivers its editorial mission, serves its audiences and harness the power of the web to deliver a strong and innovative proposition. Please use the EDITORIAL template for this category.

B2B Digital Product of the Year *New for 2014*

Awarded to the most engaging products sold digitally through B2B across all digital platforms. From apps to eBooks to newsletters or online directories, the Judges will look for innovation and effectiveness. Please use the COMMERCIAL template for this category.

B2C Digital Product of the Year *New for 2014*

Awarded to the most engaging products sold digitally through B2C across all digital platforms. From apps to eBooks to newsletters or online directories, the Judges will look for innovation and effectiveness. Please use the COMMERCIAL template fo rthis category.

B2B Sales Team of the Year *New for 2014*

This category recognises excellence in media sales and rewards the B2B team that can prove their achievements in contributing to the overall success of the business. Your entry should  include; figures to demonstrate commercial  success, information on new business wins and details of any new products or services implemented by the team. Please use the COMMERCIAL template for this category.

B2C Sales Team of the Year *New for 2014*

This category recognises excellence in media sales and rewards the B2C team that can prove their achievements in contributing to the overall success of the business. Your entry should include; figures to demonstrate commercial success, information on new business wins and details of any new products or services implemented by the team. Please use the COMMERCIAL template for this category.

Marketing Team of the Year *New for 2014*

This category rewards the media marketing team that provide evidence of success across their online products, showing they are paramount to the  business while also demonstrating innovative marketing techniques. Please use the COMMERCIAL template for this category.

Native Advertising Solution/Campaign of the Year *New for 2014*

Rewarding native advertising solutions or campaigns, which not only show great results but also show exciting innovation and stand out creativity. Please use the EDITORIAL template for this category.

Rising Star of the Year *New for 2014*

Are you an up and coming media professional making an impact in the industry? This category gives credit to a professional who has made waves within their company and shows extreme talent and promise. Please use the COMMERCIAL template for this category.

Media Sales Professional of the Year *New for 2014*

Which individual deserves recognition for their talent and contribution to the industry? They can be a media manager, Advertising Director or sales director just as long as you can show how they have aided in the growth of the business involved and contributed to the industry over the past year. Please use the COMMERCIAL template for this category.



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