North American Digital Media Awards 2020

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North American Digital Media Awards 2020

April 23, 2020 | Austin, Texas 



WAN-IFRA’s North American Digital Media Awards honor news publishers that have delivered unique and original digital media projects in the past year. From new reader content strategies to high impact native advertising campaigns, and from innovative use of online video to novel audience engagement tactics – media companies in the US and Canada are invited to present their most inspiring digital work. Winners at the regional level will then be automatically entered into competition for the next edition of WAN-IFRA’s World Digital Media Awards.

This year, the award ceremony will take place on April 23 as part of the pre-conference events of the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas in Austin, Texas.

Winners will then compete for WAN-IFRA’s 2020 World Digital Media Awards, the annual global competition among the editions in Africa, Asia, South Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Latin America.



The deadline to submit your projects is February 28, 2020 at 11.59 p.m. ET



Our Categories

Bring forward your best creative and innovative initiatives. Find out more about the criteria here

Best News Website or Mobile Service

Best Paid Content Strategy

Best in Social Media Engagement

Best Data Visualization

Best Use of Online Video
 (including VR)

Best Digital News Start-up

Best Native Advertising or Branded Content Campaign

Best Digital Marketing Campaign for News Brands

Best in Lifestyle, Sports, Entertainment Website or 
Mobile Services

Best Digital Project to Engage Younger and/or 
Millennial Audiences




  • “These awards mean a great deal to us. It is an important benchmark vis-à-vis our competition. Our focus is on innovation, so we really value comparisons with other publishers, and evaluation by industry experts is an important validation of our strategy.”

    Die Welt, Axel Springer, Germany

  • "Being nominated for a Digital Media Award is a great tribute to the work that we do. And to win – in a field of such talented nominees from across the World – is an honour. Awards are an important way for any team to get recognition for their efforts from industry peers, colleagues and senior bosses."

    BBC, United Kingdom



  • Awards are open to projects launched between May 1, 2019 and February 25, 2020

  • Submissions are due on February 28, 2020, at 11.59 p.m. ET

  • Winners will be announced on April 23, 2020 at the Award Ceremony in Austin, Texas ahead of the 2020 International Symposium on Online Journalism


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