Categories and Descriptions | South Asian Digital Media Awards 2020

South Asian Digital Media Awards 2020

Categories and Descriptions | South Asian Digital Media Awards 2020

Categories and Descriptions

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  • Best News Website or Mobile Service

    This category for general news includes mobile web and apps, as well as desktop. Entries must demonstrate combined excellence in content and UX, as well as value to readers and advertisers. Innovative design, the use of multimedia (such as audio, video, info graphics, photography, etc) to better tell the story, speed of access and the service's overall contribution to revenue goals will also 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 08 September to 08 November 2020. 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

    This category for dedicated lifestyle, sports or entertainment products includes mobile web and apps, as well as desktop. Entries must demonstrate combined excellence in content and UX, as well as value to readers and advertisers. Innovative design, the use of multimedia (such as audio, video, info graphics, photography, etc) to better tell the story, speed of access and the service's overall contribution to revenue goals will also 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 08 September to 08 November 2020. 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)

    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 Paid Content Strategy (incl. pay wall, membership or crowd funding models)

    Best new paid content initiative (via subscription, membership or crowd funding), with the aim of increasing revenue from readers. 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 Native Advertising / Branded Content Campaign

    Entries should demonstrate added value to readers/users via excellence in content marketing across multiple platforms. Entries will be measured on creativity, effective use of each media platform, brand voice and providing the best user experience in a post-ad blocking media environment.

    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 Marketing Campaign for News Brand

    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 in Audience 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.

  • Best Project for News Literacy

    Entries must comprise projects aimed at enhancing news literacy skills, promote critical thinking and further the smart consumption of news. Projects that demonstrate strong evidence of success in engaging a specific audience or age group will be granted extra credit.

    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 Special Project for Covid-19

    This category is open to publishers who have come up with special products or new sections addressing information needs during the Covid-19 pandemic. Entries should demonstrate how information gaps in society were addressed, innovative use of resources and smart planning to quickly meet the challenges posed by the crisis.

    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.

South Asian Digital Media Awards 2020

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