Categories and Descriptions | South Asian Digital Media Awards 2019

South Asian Digital Media Awards 2019

01 May 2019 to 20 Jun 2019
Registration Dates
India

Categories and Descriptions | South Asian Digital Media Awards 2019

Categories and Descriptions

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  • Best News Website or Mobile Service

    Entries must demonstrate strong content quality, consistency in user experience and evidence of the publishing company’s commitment to running the service and offering value to readers and advertisers. Innovative design, the use of multimedia (such as audio, video, infographics, photography, etc) to better tell the story, ease of navigation, speed of downloads and the site’s overall organisation will all be taken into consideration.

    Submission Guidelines

    Provide your website’s specific URLs as well as a user name and password if your site is subscription based. If a website is in a language other than English, we require the entrant to provide an English translation of the website’s main navigation menus. Entries should be supported as well by a PDF document containing a PowerPoint presentation of no more than 8 slides describing with text and screenshots the website’s original features and distinctive services. Entrants are responsible for web availability of entries during the evaluation period from 23 June to 01 July 2018. Applicants shall provide an English translation of the website’s main navigation menus in case links or websites are published in another language.

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

    Entries must demonstrate strong content quality, consistency in user experience and evidence of the publishing company’s commitment to running the service and offering value to readers and advertisers. Innovative design, the use of multimedia (such as audio, video, infographics, photography, etc) to better tell the story, ease of navigation, speed of downloads and the site’s overall organisation will all be taken into consideration.

    Submission Guidelines

    Provide your website’s specific URLs as well as a user name and password if your site is subscription based. If a website is in a language other than English, we require the entrant to provide an English translation of the website’s main navigation menus. Entries should be supported as well by a PDF document containing a PowerPoint presentation of no more than 8 slides describing with text and screenshots the website’s original features and distinctive services. Entrants are responsible for web availability of entries during the evaluation period from 23 June to 01 July 2018. Applicants shall provide an English translation of the website’s main navigation menus in case links or websites are published in another language.

  • Best Use of Online Video (including VR)

    including Branded Content

    Entries should demonstrate an ability to relate a story in a concise and objective way and improve the reader experience and engagement with the news brand. There should be consideration of the appropriate video format for specific platforms (e.g. Facebook vs YouTube). The technical quality of the shooting and realisation as well as the possible emotional and aesthetic impact of the video will also be taken into consideration.

     

    Sudmission Guidelines

     

    A link for viewing the video online should be submitted. Entries should be supported by a written submission of up to 500 words explaining the video’s topic and objectives. Please ensure that digital files are no larger than 5 MB. Applicants shall provide an English translation of the website’s main navigation menus in case links or websites are published in another language.

  • Best Data Visualisation

    Entries should demonstrate excellence in design, usefulness and clarity of information conveyed on infographics, in the context of (for example) breaking news or non-breaking news, information or entertainment. Special attention will be paid to creativity and visual impact, as well as the effectiveness on mobile devices.

     

    Sudmission Guidelines

     

    A link for viewing the infographics online should be submitted. Entries should be supported by a written submission of up to 500 words explaining the project and objectives. Please ensure that digital files are no larger than 5 MB. Applicants shall provide an English translation of the website’s main navigation menus in case links or websites are published in another language.

  • Best Reader Revenue Initiative

    Best new paid content initiative or marketing campaign, with the aim of increasing revenue from digital subscriptions or one-off purchases. Entries should demonstrate understanding of brand strengths, clarity for the reader or customer, and an effective call to action.

    Sudmission Guidelines

    Entries should be submitted in a PDF document containing a PowerPoint presentation of no more than 8 slides with pictures of the materials printed in the newspaper, URLs and screen shots of the related web publications and pictures of all related materials (such as flyers, promotional objects, events, mobile content, etc.). Please ensure that files are no larger than 5 MB. Applicants shall provide an English translation of the website’s main navigation menus in case links or websites are published in another language.

  • Best Branded Content Project

    This entry is open to publishers or publisher-owned agencies creating branded content / native advertising. We are looking for campaigns that have a clear brand voice and identity, that play well across different platforms, quality content, and demonstrate high levels of reader engagement.

    Sudmission Guidelines

    Entries should be submitted in a PDF document containing a PowerPoint presentation of no more than 8 slides describing with text and screenshots the project’s main features. Please ensure that digital files are no larger than 5 MB. Applicants shall provide an English translation of the website’s main navigation menus in case links or websites are published in another language.

  • Best Digital News Start-up

    This category is open to all independent news-related startups or larger news publishers launching new businesses or spin-offs. Entries should demonstrate clear value to their target market, stand out from the crowd and be able to outline a current or future business model.

    Sudmission Guidelines

    Entries should be submitted in a PDF document containing a PowerPoint presentation of no more than 8 slides describing with text and screenshots the service’s main features as well as the registration and access processes. Please ensure that digital files are no larger than 5 MB. Entries should include a clear reference for downloading the application or service submitted, as well as a complimentary login in case of pay for service.

  • Best in Social Media Engagement

    Entries should demonstrate an original offering, measurably grow user engagement, make best use of the relevant social media platform, and actively reflect the voice and tone of the news brand.

    Sudmission Guidelines

    Entries should be submitted in a PDF document containing a PowerPoint presentation of no more than 8 slides describing with text and screenshots the service’s main features as well as the registration and access processes. Please ensure that digital files are no larger than 5 MB. Entries shall provide the web pages specific URLs as well as a user name and password if needed. Applicants shall provide an English translation of the website’s main navigation menus in case links or websites are published in another language. Applicants shall provide an English translation of the website’s main navigation menus in case links or websites are published in another language.

  • Best Digital Marketing Campaign

    This category is open for publishers' marketing campaigns for their own news brands. Entries should have clear messaging, an effective social strategy, strong brand voice and efficient targeting.

    Sudmission Guidelines

    Entries should be submitted in a PDF document containing a PowerPoint presentation of no more than 8 slides describing with text and screenshots the service’s main features as well as the registration and access processes. Please ensure that digital files are no larger than 5 MB. Entries shall provide the web pages specific URLs as well as a user name and password if needed. Applicants shall provide an English translation of the website’s main navigation menus in case links or websites are published in another language.

  • Best Innovation to Engage Youth Audiences

    Entries must demonstrate strong evidence of the publishing company’s success in engaging youth audiences (especially children and teenagers) around any kind of initiative, including but not limited to news literacy, editorial and public service.

    Submission Guidelines

    Entries should be submitted in a PDF document containing a PowerPoint presentation of no more than 8 slides describing with text and screenshots the service’s main features as well as the registration and access processes. Please ensure that digital files are no larger than 5 MB. For any website, the specific URLs as well as a user name and password if your site is subscription based. If a website is in a language other than English, we require the entrant to provide an English translation of the website’s main navigation menus. For any videos, a link should be provided and, if not in English or subtitled in English, a general description of the content

South Asian Digital Media Awards 2019

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