Dadi Awards 2014 opens for entries with Google, Visa and Samsung on the judging panel

The 2014 Dadi Awards is now open for entries

A host of top marketers and brands have been lined up to judge this year's Dadi Awards, in association with Synergist, which is now open for entries.

Digital and branding experts including Google's head of design Patrick Collister, Visa's head of digital and CSR Nick Jones and Samsung retail director Chris Aubrey will preside over this year's work.

The judging panel, which you can see in full on the new Dadi Awards website, will once again be chaired by Phil Jones.

The Dadis (The Drum Awards for the Digital Industries) are the UK's premier digital awards, celebrating and rewarding digital effectiveness and excellence.

There are 26 categories to enter this year, covering all areas of digital – from search to mobile, technical innovation, social, usability, video and beyond. The deadline for entries is 30 May.

Last year's Dadis were the biggest in the event's history, attracting a record number of entries and more than 500 attendees to the awards ceremony hosted by Jon Culshaw.

Once again Synergist returns as the awards' headline sponsor and this year's event will also be supported by Kingston Smith W1 and Unanimis.

Synergist director Nick Lane said: "We’re very happy to be the headline sponsor of The Dadis once again. We have greatly enjoyed attending The Dadis since its beginning, and we’re proud to now support what has become a hugely important event in the calendar.

It gives us great pleasure to see UK talent receive the accolades it deserves. And of course we’re particularly thrilled when our clients win... We look forward to celebrating with all the winners on the night."

You can find more information about the awards, and how to submit your ideas, at

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