Channel 4, London Evening Standard, The Telegraph, Elle, Manchester United Football Club, Huff Post, Mediacorp, Vogue International, Deutsche Welle and many more are amongst the judges for The Drum Online Media Awards 2018.
These global awards, which identify the cleverest and the most original purveyors of news and views, and are open to publishers and online editors.
One of the judges, Esra Doğramacı, senior editor of digital at Deutsche Welle, wants to see a focus on metrics from the entrants.
Doğramacı said: “Particularly the metrics that matter. I'm looking for things like interaction and engagement rates, audience retention. These are digital awards after all and besides the initial visual impact, I'd like to see entries that can demonstrate success through numbers.
“If a brand can do that, then their work on the front end will easily showcase work that engages the audience, creates impact and meaning.”
Phin Wong, supervising editor, digital news/lifestyle at Mediacorp wants to see a more solid representation from outside of the US and UK. He said: “There’s been so much good work coming out of Asia, for example, that rarely gets the recognition it deserves.”
These awards are your opportunity to have your work recognised. “If you’re not already a legend in your field,” Wong said. “Winning internationally-recognised awards like these can be proof of your awesomeness. Walk the talk, right?”
The entry deadline has now passed, but you can still apply for an extension by contacting Annabel.Conn@thedrum.com. Make sure you enter you work to get the recognition you deserve for all your hard work.
Partners of the awards are: British Journalism Review, Pars.ly and Press Association.