Digiday Video Awards

Call for Entries

Early deadline: August 19, 2016

 

The Digiday Video Awards recognize the most outstanding and inspired work in branded digital video, video marketing and video advertising. Over the years, the awards have honored industry-leading work from companies like Valspar, Applebee's, 72andSunny and more.

Have what it takes this year? Don't miss the following deadlines to submit your work.

Early deadline: August 19, 2016 - $395 per entry
Regular deadline: September 30, 2016 - $495 per entry
Last chance deadline: October 7, 2016 - $695 per entry

Sign up here to receive reminders of submission deadlines

Digiday Video Awards

Call for Entries

Early deadline: August 19, 2016

 

The Digiday Video Awards recognize the most outstanding and inspired work in branded digital video, video marketing and video advertising. Over the years, the awards have honored industry-leading work from companies like Valspar, Applebee's, 72andSunny and more.

Have what it takes this year? Don't miss the following deadlines to submit your work.

Early deadline: August 19, 2016 - $395 per entry
Regular deadline: September 30, 2016 - $495 per entry
Last chance deadline: October 7, 2016 - $695 per entry

Sign up here to receive reminders of submission deadlines

Categories

Best Brand Video - Single

Best branded content video designed with the purpose of promotion, to build a brand's image and/or establish a connection for a product or service among consumers.

Best Brand Video - Series

Best branded video web series designed with a purpose to provide content, build a brand's image, connection, entertainment, or to drive direct response for a product or service among consumers.

Best Multi-Platform Video Campaign

Best advertising campaign integrated through two or more video channels such as online, social, mobile, email, out-of-home, TV or other video platforms with a purpose of advertising, promotion, entertainment, engagement, or driving sales among its consumers.

*Must include two or more of the mentioned video channels.

Best Live Moment new

Best live video broadcast on one of the following mediums: Facebook Live, Periscope, Youtube, etc. *Must support why it was important & back it up with statistics.

Best Brand Video Destination or Channel

Best branded video content destination with a purpose to entertain or inform customers. The destination or channel may include the brand's website, YouTube channel, Vine or Snapchat account, or other video channels.

Best Video Ad

An in-stream or in-banner video ad for branding or direct response with a purpose of branding, advertising, promotion, education, entertainment, engagement, or driving sales among its consumers.

Best Video Distribution Platform

The best existing, new, or improved video syndication platform to deliver branded video across the web and other platforms.

Best Video Ad Tech Innovation

The best new or improved video technology innovation to deliver video content, measure or support video content, branded contect or video advertising campaigns. The video technology itself can support any of the following media: online, social, mobile, email, out-of-home, TV or other video platforms.

Best Advertiser in Video

The best brand and advertiser using digital video for branding, advertising, marketing, direct response and/or PR.

Best Video Publisher Partner for Brands

The best publisher for brands to partner with to develop and produce native advertising campaigns and/or support video ads. This includes integration across multiple platforms to promote a brand, product or service to consumers or an audience.

Best Video Advertising Agency or Partner

The best advertising, media, and creative agency that develops and executes video content marketing and advertising campaigns in paid, owned and earned media.

Best Breakout Mobile App for Brands

The best new or improved consumer mobile app with current or potential support for brands and marketers to promote, distribute, and/or syndicate their branded video content and advertising campaigns in online, social, mobile, email, out-of-home, or any other digital distribution channels.

Best Social Video Campaign

Best branded social video campaign created to build a relationship with a brand, product or service. Must have been integrated across Facebook, Instagram, Vine, Snapchat, or other social platforms.

Best in Show

Editors' Choice

Judging Criteria

The judges will be looking for companies and platforms that can clearly demonstrate success over the past 12 months. We suggest providing evidence to substantiate your entries including, but not limited to, metrics around KPIs, creative assets, case study links to your work or other items you feel speak to the quality of your submission. Judges will also consider the structure, presentation and clarity of each entry.

Each section of the entry will be scored based on the following criteria:

- Creativity

- Innovative thinking

- Consumer value

- Results related to KPIs

Entries should relate to business conducted from June 2015-September 2016. Interested in being a judge? Submit your nomination here.

The Judging Process

1. Judges score each question within the entry form based on the outlined criteria.

2. These are then combined to create an overall score for each entry.

3. All judges' scores are totaled and the highest scoring entries will determine the shortlist.

4. Judges meet to discuss the highest scoring entries and then agree on the category winner.

The shortlist will be announced the first week of  November, 2016. The winners will be announced at the awards gala held in January, 2017.

Confidentiality

All material will remain confidential to the judges, who are required to sign a non-disclosure agreement. Winning case studies may be used in post-event materials to promote best practice and permission will be sought from entrants before publishing these. Judges are not allowed to judge any entries submitted on behalf of their company.

Past Winners

Judges

Chris Berend

head of video
CNN

Croi McNamara

head of video
Upworthy
All Judges

Entry Process

  1. — Entry into the Digiday Video Awards is 100% virtual, through our online entry system
  2. — Choose the category you wish to enter
  3. — Enter in campaign details and answer the entry questions; word limits apply
  4. — Upload supporting photos, renderings and/or video (optional)
  5. — Submit your entry fee payment online

Contact

For more information: email Kelsey Lundstrom
For sponsorship opportunities: email Jonathan Messina