Middle Eastern Digital Media Awards

Middle Eastern Digital Media Awards

28 Feb 2018
United Arab Emirates (the)

These awards, presented by WAN-IFRA, the World association of newspapers and news publishers, recognise publishers who have adopted digital media and mobile strategies as part of their total product offering to meet the major changes in how people consume news and information today.

Registeration closed!

Key dates for participants:

  • 10 November 2017 Registration opens
  • 02 February 2018 Registration closes/deadline to upload your project
  • 03 January 2018 - 18 February 2018 Jury evaluation
  • 19 February 2018 Finalists will be announced
  • February 2018 Winners will be officially announced at the WAN-IFRA Middle East conference 2018 in Dubai


For 2018, we have new categories and a new awards system, which makes it easier for you, to apply and upload your entries.

Categories and Descriptions


  • Best News Website or Mobile Service

  • Best in Lifestyle, Sports, Entertainment Website or Mobile Services

  • Best Use of Online Video
 (including VR)

  • Best Data Visualisation

  • Best Reader Revenue Initiative

  • Best Branded Content Project

  • Best Digital News Start-up

  • Best in Social Media Engagement

  • Best Digital Marketing Campaign

  • Best Innovation to Engage Youth Audiences



Find out more about our categories

Middle Eastern Digital Media Awards