Awards Gala | March 2019 | NYC

The Digiday Video Awards recognize the companies, campaigns and technology modernizing the media and marketing industries through video. Over the years, the awards have honored work from companies like VaynerMedia, Vox Creative and 72andSunny. Have what it takes this year? Sign up here to receive reminders about deadlines, tips on entering, recommendations on categories and more.

For more information regarding specific entry form questions, word counts, supporting materials and FAQ, download our entry kit. As a note, all entries should relate to business conducted from October 2017 - October 2018.

Early Deadline: October 26, 2018 - $445 per entry
Regular Deadline: November 16, 2018 - $545 per entry
Last Chance Deadline: December 7, 2018 - $695 per entry
All deadlines end at 11:59PM PST

Categories

  • CAMPAIGNS

  • Best Brand Film - Single

    Awarding a branded content film that has successfully enhanced a brand’s image and/or increased an audience’s connection with a service or product.

  • Best Video Ad

    Awarding a branding or direct response video (in-stream or in-browser) that has successfully driven sales, increased engagement and/or educated its target audience.

  • Best Brand Film - Series

    Awarding a branded film series that has successfully enhanced a brand’s image and/or increased an audience’s connection with a service or product.

  • Best Live Moment

    Awarding a live video broadcast that made a measurable impact after being featured on Facebook Live, Periscope, YouTube, or any other social platform.

  • Best Social Video Campaign

    Awarding a social media-based video campaign promoting a brand, product or service that has successfully increased long-term engagement.  

  • Best Multi-Platform Video Campaign

    Awarding an ad campaign integrated across two or more video-supported channels (online, social, email, etc.) that has successfully driven sales and/or increased audience engagement.

  • Best Advertiser in Video

    Honoring the brand or advertiser that has displayed excellence through noteworthy marketing, advertising or brand-related video production this year.

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  • STRATEGY

  • Best Use of YouTube new

    Awarding a YouTube strategy that has successfully met or exceeded viewership, engagement and/or revenue goals.

  • Best Snapchat Show new

    Awarding a Snapchat Show that has successfully met or exceeded viewership, engagement and/or ad revenue goals.

  • Best Use of Instagram Stories new

    Awarding an Instagram Stories strategy that has successfully met or exceeded viewership, engagement and/or campaign goals.

  • Best Facebook Watch Show new

    Awarding a Facebook Watch Show that has successfully met or exceeded viewership, engagement and/or ad revenue goals.

  • Best Snapchat Discover Publisher new

    Honoring a Snapchat Discover publisher that has best displayed excellence through noteworthy viewership and engagement successes this year.

  • Best Video Distribution & Programming Strategy new

    Awarding a video distribution and programming strategy that has successfully reached its target audience on one or more major channels.

  • Best Publisher Pivot to TV new

    Honoring the publisher that has made the most successful pivot from video to television.

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  • PLATFORMS

    *Must submit from a case-study perspective and demonstrate how X client utilized the platform to do Y.

  • Best Video Ad Tech Innovation

    Awarding a new or improved technological innovation that is successful in delivering, measuring or supporting video content across campaigns. This technology can support online, social, email, out-of-home, TV or any other video platform.

  • Best Social Distribution Platform new

    Awarding a social distribution platform that is successful in circulating video content and enhancing engagement across the digital media landscape.

  • Best Streaming/OTT Platform new

    Awarding a streaming/OTT platform that is successfully delivering video content through engaging user experiences and amplified monetization tools.

  • Best Video Distribution Platform

    Awarding a video syndication platform that is successfully delivering video across platforms.

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  • PARTNERS

  • Best Brand Video Destination or Channel

    Awarding a brand video destination (i.e. a website, YouTube channel, Snapchat account, etc.) that is successfully entertaining and/or educating audiences.

  • Best Video Advertising Agency or Partner

    Honoring the advertising, media or creative agency that has best displayed excellence through video content planning and execution across platforms this year.

  • Best Video Publisher Partner for Brands

    Honoring the publisher that has best displayed excellence through native advertising campaign production and execution across platforms for brands this year.

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  • GRAND PRIX

  • TV Network of the Year new

    Honoring the television network that has best displayed excellence through noteworthy programming, viewership and ad revenue gains this year.

  • Video Executive of the Year new

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

  • Digital Studio of the Year new

    Honoring the digital studio or production company that has best displayed excellence through noteworthy production, monetization and distribution execution.

  • Most Valuable Streamer (MVS) new

    Awarding a streaming/OTT channel that has successfully improved business and engagement for a media company.

Past Winners

Judges

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

    Submit your entry fee payment online.

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 October 2017 - October 2018. Interested in being a judge? Fill out the form on the bottom of the site.

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 on January 15, 2019. The winners will be announced at an awards gala held in New York City this upcoming March, 2019.

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.

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