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About the Online Media Awards

Background

There is no more exciting development in the world of media than online news and information.  The industry has its obvious big hitters in CNN, the BBC and The Huffington Post to name a few.  With great resource and imagination, you would consider them unbeatable, yet, it can be some of the smaller news sites that can break the biggest news.

These awards are in their fourth year and will identify the best and the boldest of online news-based creativity and also the most original.

If you are an online editor or journalist or work in the media sales side of the business and you want to compete against others in your profession then the Online Media Awards are for you.

How much does it cost to enter?

Entries are priced at £75 + UK Vat each

How do I enter?

Entering is really simple and is open to all Media Owners. However, the first step is to make sure your organisation meets our definition of a Media Owner. For the purposes of these awards a Media Owner is defined as an entity that:

Operates as an independently branded website, under the control of a single editor or identifiable editorial team which generates its own unique topical content, as well as providing a platform for its overall community. The site should also contain an element of objective news, analysis and topical comment in addition to editorial and opinion content.

STEPS TO ENTERING...
 

  1. Download your entry pack to have all the information in one place. 
  2. Browse the categories and decide what ones you would like to enter
  3. Register and set up an account at www.onlinemediaawards.net.  If you have an account already, sign in using your username and password
  4. You must use the entry template that corresponds with your chosen category - these can be found on the category page.
  5. Upon entering you will be asked for the following material, URL, Image and Rational of Entry. 
  6. Pay the entry fee: £75 + vat per entry
  7. Once payment has been received a VAT receipt will be posted out to you and your entries will be put forward for judging.  

What is the entry deadline?

The entry deadline is Friday 14th March at 5.00pm.  

If you are having issues with your entry please contact Caity Ryan

What are the Entry Rules?

  • You must be media owner to enter.  A media owner is defined as:  operates an independently branded website, under the control of a single editor or identifiable editorial team which generates its own unique topical content, as well as providing a platform for its overall community. The site should also contain an element of objective news, analysis and topical comment in addition to editorial and opinion content.
  • All entries should be received by 14th March 2014
  • Entries should have been live in the period from 10th april 2013 to 14th March 2014
  • All entry fees should be paid in full.
  • Entries should be completed according to the online entry process and use the corresponding templates provided on the website.
  • The judges’ decision is final.
  • The organisers will not enter into correspondence in relation to the results of this competition.
  • For the purposes of judging temporary access should be provided to judges to allow them to log onto any site with pay wall features.
  • All entries should not include password protection.
  • All submissions must be made online.
  • Multiple entries can be made, but separate payments must be made for each where applicable.
  • Work entered in to more than one category must be treated as a separate entry for each category and the relevant entry fees paid. Judges reserve the right to reallocate entries they deem to have been entered into an inappropriate category.
  • The organisers reserve the right to publish and exhibit text, images and screen grabs that make up part or all of any entry for the purposes of promoting the Online Media Awards.
  • All websites entered must be live at the time of judging.

What work is eligible to enter?

Entries should have been live from 10th April 2013 – 14th March 2014.  

Entries are open to all media owners. However, you must make sure your organisation meets our definition of a Media Owner. For the purposes of these awards a Media Owner is defined as an entity that:

Operates as an independently branded website, under the control of a single editor or identifiable editorial team which generates its own unique topical content, as well as providing a platform for its overall community. The site should also contain an element of objective news, analysis and topical comment in addition to editorial and opinion content.

Nominations & Live Event?

The nominations/shortlist will be announced on the 1st May 2014 - you will be contacted individually.

The results will be announced and the trophies handed out at the black-tie awards ceremony taking place on Wednesday 11th June in the Grosvenor Marriot, London. 

 



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