Rules and Guidelines | South Asian Digital Media Awards 2017

South Asian Digital Media Awards 2017

01 May 2017 to 16 Jun 2017
Registration Dates

Rules and Guidelines | South Asian Digital Media Awards 2017

Rules and Guidelines



This registration process will take you less than 2 minutes and includes the following steps:

Step 1 – Create a personal profile at and verify your new account from the confirmation email. 

Step 2 – Once you are login, you can proceed to register under [My Entries]

Step 3 – WAN-IFRA will review your entry and approve it.

Step 4 – We will then proceed to invoice you based on the number of entries you had entered.


Entry fee per submission

Each entry will be invoiced at INR 5000 + 18% GST for Indian Companies

Entry from other countries will be invoiced at EURO 80 + 18% GST


Key dates for participation

  • 01 May 2019: Registration opens
  • 08 June 2019: Registration closes
  • 17 June 2019Deadline to upload your project
  • 23 June 2019 - 01 July 2019: Jury evaluation
  • 28 June 2019: Finalists will be announced
  • 26 Sep 2019: Winners will be officially announced at the WAN-IFRA India 2018 Conference

World Media Awards

The winners will be part of the World Digital Media Awards competition.


Who can submit an entry (entries)?

The WAN-IFRA South Asian Digital Media Awards are opened to news media companies and entities affiliated with the news media industry in South Asia. Entries must be prepared and uploaded by the news media organisation, news media organisation representative, advertising agency, or public relations firm working on the company's behalf.


Multiple Entries

Unlimited entries can be submitted and payment must accompany each entry.



Syndicated material or campaigns that are not specifically prepared for your company are not eligible. WAN-IFRA reserves the right to disqualify any entry that fails to conform to the rules. Disqualified entries will not be judged. Fees for these entries will not be returned.  WAN-IFRA is not responsible for materials entered in the competition. You will be also disqualified if you have not paid the entry fee.


Confidential Information

Please do not include confidential information in your entries.


Data Protection

Participants must grant WAN-IFRA the full rights to retain and use, free-of-charge, any images or material from the contest for publication in books, exhibitions, websites, or for educational and promotional purposes.



Submissions are strictly online based. CD/ DVD will not be accepted.

Following completion of your registration online, a personal link to upload nominated materials will be
sent to entrant’s email within three working days.



The competition is open to all news publishers in South Asia. All entries must have been published between 01 July 2018 to 09 June 2019.


Payment Methods

Indian companies can make payment through PayUmoney via Credit card/Debit card/Net banking at the end of registration.
Other than Indian companies can use the following bank information to make payment by bank transfer.

Currency: Euro
Bank Name:RBL Bank
Beneficiary Name: WAN-IFRA South Asia Pvt Ltd
Beneficiary A/C No.1045360

South Asian Digital Media Awards 2017