Website of the Year

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.

Chair's Award

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

Outstanding Digital Team of the Year

Awarded to the best team in digital journalism. This
category is supported by the British Journalism Review and
will be judged by an independent panel put together by the
British Journalism Review

Editor of the Year

In this entry, you should demonstrate evidence of
outstanding leadership and journalistic skills which have
helped achieve specific results.

Video Team of the Year

For this category judges will reward the team using,
delivering and creating outstanding video content. Judges
will assess the team’s overall video strategy, storytelling
and overall production and editing standards. Your entry
should include; detailed explanations of the strategy and
measurement statistics to demonstrate success. Entries
should include examples of work.

Social Media Team of the Year

For this category judges will reward the team using,
delivering and creating outstanding social content. Judges
will assess the team’s social strategy and its contribution
to the overall success of the business. Your entry should
include; detailed explanations of the strategy and
measurement statistics to demonstrate success. Entries
should include examples of work.

B2C Branded Content Team of the Year

This category is for B2C branded content teams. Judges will
assess how the team delivers its branded content, serves
its audiences and harness the power of the web to deliver
a strong and innovative proposition. Entries should include
examples of work.

B2B Branded Content Team of the Year

This category is for B2B branded content teams. Judges will
assess how the team delivers its branded content, serves
its audiences and harness the power of the web to deliver
a strong and innovative proposition. Entries should include
examples of work.

B2C Editorial Team of the Year

Here the entry should demonstrate evidence of outstanding
teamwork and journalistic skills which has helped achieve
specific results. A single piece of work can be entered here
or a series of work.

B2B Editorial Team of the Year

Here the entry should demonstrate evidence of outstanding
teamwork and journalistic skills which has helped achieve
specific results. Entries should include examples of work.

Commercial Team of the Year

This category recognises excellence in digital media sales
and rewards the 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.
Entries should include examples of work.

B2C Publisher of the Year

This category is for a B2C publisher and the jury will assess
how the site delivers its overall strategy, serves its audiences
and plays to the strengths of the online market place.

B2B Publisher of the Year

This category is for a B2B publisher and the jury will assess
how the site delivers its overall strategy, serves its audiences
and plays to the strengths of the online market place.

Journalist of the Year

This category is for individual journalists writing online
content. Judges will be looking to award the journalist who
has done most to increase the understanding of what are
the key trends in this fast-moving market.

B2B Website of the Year

This category is for sites in the B2C field. 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.

B2C Website of the Year

This category is for sites in the B2B field. 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.

B2C Brand of the Year

This category is for a B2C media brand and the jury will
assess how the brand is performing across all channels such
as website, app, social, live events, video, print, etc

B2B Brand of the Year

This category is for a B2B media brand and the jury will
assess how the brand is performing across all channels such
as website, app, social, live events, video, print, etc

Specialist News Site

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.

National News Site of the Year

This category is for national news sites. 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. News-led journalism is
an example of what can be entered here.

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.

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.

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.

Best Sports News Site

This category is for sites in the sports sector. 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.

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.

Breaking News Story of the Year

What was the best story broken online last year – was it by
your website? This category rewards the best online news
story of 2018/2019 with the jury looking for the stand out
news pieces from the last year.

Editorial Campaign of the Year

What was the most effective online campaign run by an
editorial team last year? The jury will be looking to find the
campaign that achieved the greatest success in attaining
its goals. Campaigning or investigative journalism is an
example of what can be entered here.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Native Advertising Campaign of the Year

Rewarding digital native advertising solutions or campaigns,
which not only show great results but also show exciting
innovation and stand out creativity.

Commerical Campaign of the Year

This award will celebrate those who are embracing the
developing trend of providing a service to assist brands and
agencies reach new and specific audiences. Consumers
are looking for more creative and engaging commercial
campaigns and media owners are working hard to provide
that.

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.

App of the Year

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.

Podcast of the Year

Podcasts are growing in popularity and mainstream media
is continually adopting the medium as a way of expanding
on its content to reach a whole new audience. But which
podcast has been the brightest beacon within this emerging
medium over the last 12 months? The jury will be seeking to
award exactly that.

Best Use of Social Media

Judges will be looking for evidence of how a presence
across different social media platforms was used to enhance
a one off initiative or campaign.

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.

Best Launch/Relaunch of the Year

What was the most effective launch or re-launch of a website
over the last year? The jury will be looking to find the site
that achieved the greatest success in attaining its goals.