Awards Gala | September 12, 2019 | NYC

The Digiday Publishing Awards recognize the companies modernizing digital media. Over the years, these awards have honored leading work from brands, agencies, publishers and tech providers such as The Players' Tribune, Dotdash, NBC News, Purch and more.

The shortlist has officially been announced. You can view the full list of finalists here.

Planning ahead for next year? Sign up here to receive reminders about deadlines. To access everything you'll need to join the ranks of our past winners including our entry kit, expert tips for crafting a winning entry, and past coverage of this program, click here.

We look forward to celebrating each finalist and naming winners at our gala on September 12 at Tribeca Rooftop in NYC. Purchase your tickets below to join us as we celebrate you, the best in the industry.

The evening will proceed as follows:
6:30 p.m. - Cocktail Reception
7:30 p.m. - Seated Dinner
8:00 p.m. - Awards Ceremony
9:30 p.m. - Evening Concludes


  • Best Branded Content Program - B2C  

    Awarding a B2C program that has successfully engaged an audience and promoted a brand, product or service across platforms.

  • Best Branded Content Program - B2B

    Awarding a B2B program that has successfully engaged an audience and promoted a brand, product or service across platforms.

  • Best Live Event

    Awarding a live event or series of events that have successfully met or exceeded ticket sales and/or press coverage goals.

  • Best Brand Partnership

    Awarding a brand/publisher partnership that has successfully promoted a brand, product or service across publisher channels.

  • Best Custom Advertising

    Awarding non-standard advertising options that fit seamlessly within the user experience.

  • Best Mobile Innovation

    Awarding a mobile innovation that has successfully enhanced user experience and improved content delivery.

  • Best Video Series

    Awarding a video series that has successfully enhanced storytelling efforts and/or increased audience engagement.

  • Best User Experience new

    Awarding a publishing property that is successful in delivering the best overall user experience through impressive speed and functionality.

  • Best Overall Design

    Awarding a design that is successful in delivering the best overall user experience through its display of content and advertising across devices.

  • Best Paid Subscription/Membership Product

    Awarding a paid subscription/membership product that has successfully increased revenue and/or enhanced audience engagement.

  • Best Publisher Pivot From Facebook new

    Awarding the most successful strategy for a publisher’s pivot away from Facebook to combat algorithm concerns and transparency issues.

  • Best Use of Snapchat

    Awarding the best and most engaging use of Snapchat and its features for overall storytelling and live coverage.

  • Best Use of Voice

    Awarding the best and most engaging use of a voice platform—including, but not limited to Alexa, Google Assistant and/or podcasts—in the enhancement of messaging and audience engagement.

  • Best Use of a Messenger Bot

    Awarding the most successful use of a bot messaging service in the delivery of news and the integration of content across channels.

  • Best Use of Technology

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

  • 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 Brand Safety Strategy new

    Awarding a strategy that has successfully implemented brand-safe ad delivery.

  • Best Content Studio

    Honoring the in-house content marketing team that has successfully met its goals through innovative and engaging production and distribution for its clients.

  • Publishing Executive of the Year

    Honoring the senior publishing executive that has best displayed excellence through outstanding and inspired work in growth initiatives at their company.

  • Best Millennial Publisher new

    Honoring the millennial-focused publisher that has best displayed excellence through successful audience development and/or e-commerce strategy implementation.

  • Most Influential Publishing Community new

    Honoring the publisher that has best displayed excellence through consistently high audience engagement and a strong sense of community built around its content.

  • Most Modern Legacy Brand new

    Honoring the publisher that has most successfully transitioned its legacy brand into the modern era.

Past Winners


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 success over the past 12 months. We suggest providing evidence to substantiate your entries including, but not limited to, metrics around KPIs, creative assets, 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 March 2018 - March 2019. 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 in February, 2018. The winners will be announced at the awards gala held in March, 2018.


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 practices. Permission will be sought from entrants before publishing.

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