Awards Gala | May 2019 | London

The Digiday Media Awards Europe recognize the companies, campaigns and technology modernizing European media. These awards have honored leading work from brands, agencies, publishers and tech providers such as Refinery29 UK, 24sata, Snickers, Jungle Creations and more.

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Early Deadline: January 11, 2019 - £175 per entry
Regular Deadline: February 1, 2019 - £250 per entry
Last Chance Deadline: February 22, 2019 - £350 per entry
All deadlines end at 11:59PM PST


  • Campaigns

  • Best Branded Content Series

    Awarding the most outstanding ongoing branded content series created by a publisher.

  • Best Original Content Series new

    Awarding an original content series that delivers on a company objective while still contributing to the editorial vision.

  • Best Custom Advertising

    Awarding the non standard ad option for brands that fits seamlessly into the user experience.

  • Best Live Event

    Awarding the best execution of a live event (B2B or B2C) as an extension of the publisher's editorial brand.

  • Best Use of Video new

    Awarding the video (single or series) executed across any platform that most effectively delivers on a stated objective.

  • Best Use of Social new

    Awarding the social campaign, project or initiative that has successfully furthered an overall company objective.

  • Digiday Award for Social Good new

    Awarding a campaign or initiative that has successfully brought about a measure of social change.

  • Marketing Campaign of the Year new

    Awarding the most outstanding marketing campaign that was original, innovative and effective in terms of reaching the campaign’s set objectives.

  • Products

  • Best Use of Audience Data

    Awarding a strategy that has successfully used audience data to grow a publisher’s readership, engagement or any other performance metric.

  • Best New Vertical or Brand

    Awarding a new brand that has best displayed excellence through unwavering editorial quality and impressive growth over time.

  • Best Use of Live new

    Awarding the live streaming video strategy that was successful in reaching the existing audience and attracting new viewers for a brand or publisher.

  • Digital Product of the Year new

    Awarding a product (podcast, website, app, newsletter, etc.) that has successfully met company objectives on a digital platform.

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  • Platforms

  • Best Use of Technology

    Awarding the most successful use of technology for the enhancement of user experience and content distribution.

  • Adtech Platform of the Year new

    Awarding the adtech platform that has been most effective in supporting advertisers and publishers in managing digital advertising campaigns.

  • Video Platform of the Year new

    Awarding a video syndication technology that has been most successful in delivering video across platforms.

  • Publisher Platform of the Year new

    Awarding a technology that is successful in helping publishers improve their business through advertising and/or content distribution.



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  • Team

  • Video Team of the Year new

    Honoring the video team that has best displayed excellence through producing and promoting video and visual journalism.

  • Editorial Team of the Year new

    Honoring the editorial team that has delivered the highest quality reporting in pursuit of their editorial mission.

  • Branded Content Team of the Year

    Honoring a publisher or brand’s in-house studio who has consistently produced high-performing campaigns for its clients.

  • Partnership of the Year new

    Awarding the partnership that has been most effective in achieving a client’s objective.

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  • Grand Prix

  • Publisher of the Year

    Honoring a publisher that best displays original thinking, creativity and overall excellence in its approach to publishing and media.

  • Media Executive of the Year

    Honoring the media executive that has consistently contributed to the growth of their organization through leading initiatives, refining processes or bringing in new business.

  • Changemaker of the Year new

    Honoring the company changing European media through an original approach to a long-standing process, product or strategy.

  • The Digiday Award new

    Chosen by the Digiday editorial team, this award honors a leading individual in European media who has been instrumental in creating positive change for the industry.

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How to Enter

  • 1
    Select Category

    Choose category or categories you'd like to enter.

  • 2
    Add Description

    Enter platform details and answer a few short questions.

  • 3
    Upload Work

    Upload a case study showcasing your campaign.

  • 4

    Submit your entry fee payment online.

Judging Criteria

The judges will be looking for companies or campaigns that can clearly demonstrate transparent success over the past 12 months. Our judges are seeking companies or campaigns that have seized challenges and created opportunities.

Judges will require evidence to substantiate all entries and this could include details of financial performance, results in terms of KPI, creative evidence in terms of a sizzle reel, still images, or links to the final project. The judges will also consider the structure, presentation and clarity of each entry.

Entries should relate to business conducted from January 2018 - January 2019.

The Judging Process

Judges will read and pre-score all entry forms, considering any supporting materials submitted. Judges will be asked to give a score for each question within the entry form relating to Digiday's four criteria: innovation, creativity, consumer value, and results. These will be combined to give an overall score for each entry. All judges pre-scores will then be combined and the highest scoring entries will determine the shortlists.


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.

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