Digiday Media Awards

The Digiday Media Awards, formerly the Digiday Publishing Awards, recognize the companies working to modernize digital media. Over the years, the awards have honored industry-leading work from The New York Times, Dotdash Meredith, PopSugar and more.

Planning to submit next year? ​​​​​​ To access everything you’ll need to join the ranks of our past winners including our entry kit, expert tips on crafting a winning entry and past coverage of this program, click here. Sign up below for deadline reminders where you’ll be the first to be notified.

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Key Dates

  • Next Opening: December 2022
  • Early Deadline: Jan 26, 2023
    $499 per entry
  • Regular Deadline: Mar 09, 2023
    $599 per entry
  • Last Chance Deadline: Apr 20, 2023
    $729 per entry

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Judges

  • Melissa Conner
    PARTNER & MANAGING DIRECTOR
    JENNIFER BETT COMMUNICATIONS
  • Jen Simonds
    VP, BRAND STRATEGY & CONTENT
    NASDAQ
  • Alyson Williams
    SVP, DIGITAL OPERATIONS & STRATEGY
    FORBES
  • Michelle Buffardi
    VP, DIGITAL EDITORIAL, FOOD BRANDS
    DISCOVERY
  • Jennifer Douglass
    VP, DIGITAL, HEAD OF AUDIENCE & ANALYTICS
    MEDIA EXPERTS
  • Hwa-Shih Lee
    SVP, DIGITAL
    PALISADES MEDIA GROUP
  • Ian Edgar
    VP, STRATEGY & VIDEO PROGRAMMING
    CONDE NAST
  • Chris Hunter
    VP, MEDIA
    SPORTS ILLUSTRATED/THE ARENA GROUP
  • Andrew Herrera
    FOUNDER & CEO
    REMEZCELA
  • Swapnil Patel
    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF MEDIA
    MCKINNEY
  • Bess Browning
    MEDIA DIRECTOR
    ECHOPOINT MEDIA
  • Giovanna Alfieri
    VP OF ECOMMERCE & DIGITAL MARKETING
    THE HONEY POT COMPANY
  • Wesley Bonner
    SVP, MARKETING & AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT
    BDG
  • Charlotte Owen
    EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
    BUSTLE
  • Sarah Zielie
    VP, MEDIA
    SPACE 150
  • Steve Raizes
    SVP OF PODCASTS
    VIACOMCBS/PARAMOUNT
  • Sheri Repicci
    SVP, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS
    CAFEMEDIA / ADTHRIVE
  • Anna Hoffman
    EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR, CREATIVE STUDIO
    APARTMENT THERAPY MEDIA
  • Scott Messer
    SVP, MEDIA
    LEAF GROUP
  • Justis Kao
    HEAD OF MUSIC & CHIEF COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
    LOOP MEDIA, INC.
  • Jon Lindsay Phillips
    CEO
    PHILLCOMM GLOBAL
  • Krystle Kopacz
    CEO
    REVMADE
  • Sharona Meushar
    HEAD OF MARKETING
    CODEFUEL
  • Dana Droppo
    SVP, HEAD OF MARKETING
    BILLBOARD
  • Theresa Boras
    DIRECTOR OF PERFORMANCE MARKETING SALES
    THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY
  • Sandro Bellini
    CREATIVE STRATEGY DIRECTOR
    YAHOO INC.
  • Carolyne Guss
    GROUP VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING
    SALLY BEAUTY
  • Scott Dahl
    VP, GROUP CREATIVE DIRECTOR
    PERISCOPE

Past Winners

  • Bleacher Report
  • Bustle Digital Group
  • BuzzFeed
  • CNN
  • The Dodo
  • Dot Dash
  • The Infatuation
  • Insider Inc
  • Meredith
  • NBC News
  • New York
  • The New York Times
  • Pop Sugar
  • USA Today
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • The Washington Post

Judging Criteria

Judges will be looking for companies or campaigns that can clearly demonstrate success over the past 12 months. Judges are seeking companies or campaigns that have seized challenges and created opportunities and will evaluate entries based on the following criteria: Innovation, Creativity, Consumer Value, Results and Overall.

Judges will require evidence to substantiate all entries. This can include details of financial performance, specific KPIs, creative evidence in the form of a sizzle reel, campaign images, or links to the final project or related sites. The judges will also consider the structure, presentation and clarity of each entry.

Judging Process

Judges will score each entry prompt and consider any supporting materials submitted. After each judge submits their score for the above criteria, the scores of each criteria will then be averaged and then combined to determine an overall score for each entry. The highest scoring entries will appear on the shortlist and winner lists.

Confidentiality

All material will remain confidential to the judges. Only the 'Credits' section of an entry will be made public via the shortlist/winners announcement. If you win a particular category, our team may summarize the entry for shortlist/winner announcements and winners guides.