Rules and Guidelines South Asia Digital Awards Asia

Rules and Guidelines South Asia Digital Awards Asia



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 6000 + 18% GST for Indian Companies

Entry from other countries will be invoiced at EURO 85 + 18% GST


Key dates for participation

  • 01 October 2020: Registration opens
  • 06 November 2020Deadline to upload your project
  • 07 November 2019 - 07 December 2020: Jury evaluation
  • Last week of December 2020: Finalists will be announced
  • Winners will be officially announced at the Digital Media India 2021 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 02 November 2019 to 30 October 2020.


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 make payment by bank transfer.