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News Website of the Year (UK and International)

dragdrop_2013The Drag+drop Award for all news websites Judges require a maximum 300 words to support the entry. The entry should include a brief history/strategy; evidence of technology innovation designed to encourage/enhance visitor interaction; incorporation of multiple platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, blogging, video, mobile; and evidence of monetisation of the website.

Where appropriate, judges will require free-of-charge access to the site during the judging process. The entry must be submitted as a plain Word document – no images, screen grabs etc. will be accepted. All entries, together with entry forms, must be emailed to mark@newspaperawards.co.uk

 

Digital Innovation of the Year

kodak1The Kodak Award for all news media businesses

Judges will be looking for entries that demonstrate the most innovative, creative or commercial implementation of digital media introduced since 1 January 2014 that has brought improvements within your news publishing or printing environment. Digital media covers many different areas including internet, apps, podcasting, videocasting, Twitter, Facebook, streaming audio and video, mobile devices (such as Android, iPod and iPad), blogs and virtual reality. Judges require a maximum 300-word summary to accompany the entry that can be enhanced with diagrams, photographs and samples.

 

Most Innovative Use of Mobile Technology

The ProImage Award forProImageLogo11 all news media businesses

With over 1.5 billion smartphones and a growing array of mobile devices from tablets and phones to the burgeoning wearables market, the importance of mobile technology is key to the successful dissemination of news media.

Judges will be looking for entries that demonstrate speed and responsiveness, intelligent use of graphics, creative use of native advertising, how social media has been incorporated, live news feeds, use of geolocation, voice and gesture control and user engagement etc. In addition, judges require evidence of a clear mobile strategy.

A maximum 300-word summary is required together with relevant links and, where appropriate, free-of-charge access for websites, tablets etc. during the judging process. The entry must be submitted as a plain Word document – no images, screen grabs etc. will be accepted. The entry must be emailed to mark@newspaperawards.co.uk. 

 

Best Use of User Generated Content

For all news media businesses

Today, more than ever before, journalism is a two-way conversation. The Best Use of User Generated Content award will be presented to the news media organisation that demonstrates a clear strategy on how it is encouraging and enabling its readers to engage by submitting their own videos, text and photographs.

Judges will require evidence of the methods used to engage the reader and how the barriers have been broken down between the journalist and reader. Innovative use of technologies to facilitate user involvement will be taken into consideration and also how readers have been creatively incentivised to submit content.

A 300-word summary is required together with relevant links and, where appropriate, free-of-charge access for websites, tablets etc. during the judging process. The entry must be submitted as a plain Word document – no images, screen grabs etc. will be accepted. The entry must be emailed to mark@newspaperawards.co.uk

 

News App of the Year (UK and International)

PCSLOGOThe PCS Award for any platform including iPhone, Android and iPad Open to all news media organisations (UK and international), judges require a brief summary (max 300 words) to support the entry. The entry should include details on how the app was developed; evidence of any technological innovations used in the design/implementation of the app; the commercial/business model for the app; facts and figures illustrating the success of the app. Where appropriate, judges will require free-of-charge download access to the app during the judging process.

The entry must be submitted as a plain Word document – no images, screen grabs etc. will be accepted. The entry must be emailed to mark@newspaperawards.co.uk