Digital City Awards 2021

 

 

The Digital City Awards recognise and reward the organisations, teams and individuals who are helping to build a better future through technology. 

Entries are accepted globally across the following categories.

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INNOVATION / PROJECT / PLATFORM AWARDS 

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR 

Innovation is the lifeblood of a growing digital city. This award recognises the novel product or service which has revolutionised the way things are done, and made a real difference in its intended field. From apps and automation to exciting new products, an innovation can come from anywhere and anyone.

INTERNET OF THINGS PROJECT OF THE YEAR

The future will be hyperconnected, and the wealth of IoT projects going on right now is incredible. Through this award, we’re passionate about recognising those projects that link together disparate items — from smart homes to smart cities, and everything in-between.

CYBER SECURITY PROJECT OF THE YEAR 

In 2020-21, more than ever, questions around cyber security are abundant. Threats have grown by 400% or more, and a range of forward-thinking companies are pushing back. This prize is for the cyber security project which has had the biggest impact on a global scale, whether that be for SMEs, multinationals, or individuals.

AI/DATA PROJECT OF THE YEAR 

The winner of this prestigious award will have made a significant positive impact at the intersection of data and artificial intelligence. The possibilities of machine learning to turn statistics into tangible results are enormous in the modern era.

CLOUD PROJECT OF THE YEAR 

The new digital ecosystem is dominated by cloud services. The winner of this award will have harnessed the power of the cloud to make a tangible difference.

VR/AR PROJECT OF THE YEAR 

Changing the way we look at things can make a huge difference. The winner of this award will have used virtual or augmented reality in new and exciting ways, to change perspectives and solve new problems.

HEALTHTECH PROJECT OF THE YEAR 

When it comes to healthcare, digital technology has the potential to make a world of difference. The winner of this award will have successfully advanced the world of healthcare through innovation, and helped make lives better.

ECOMMERCE WEBSITE OF THE YEAR 

Across the diverse worlds of B2B, B2C and D2C, this award goes to the agency or brand whose ecommerce website has successfully bolstered sales figures, attracting and converting users and creating a loyal customer base.

DIGITAL MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR 

A great digital marketing campaign appeals to hearts and minds, and drives measurable business success. A brand or agency that’s delivered exceptional results through a digital campaign could be in with a chance of taking home this award.

BEST USE OF TECHNOLOGY — PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Within professional services, the potential for technology is huge — and this award sets out to find exciting and innovative implementations which have made a big impact on the world of professional services. 

BEST USE OF TECHNOLOGY — MEDIA

Media companies can count on the power of technology to relieve pressures and empower efficiency — the winner of this award will be one who can demonstrate the power of an innovative solution for themselves or a client.

BEST USE OF TECHNOLOGY — MARKETING

From Martech to CRM and beyond, there are endless possibilities when it comes to utilising technology to market businesses. This award will celebrate a modern innovation within marketing that has had a provable impact.

BEST USE OF TECHNOLOGY — ECOMMERCE 

This award will go to an organisation whose utilisation of technology has helped them or a client achieve unrivalled sales figures through online retail, smashing targets and ensuring customer satisfaction.

BEST USE OF TECHNOLOGY — EDUCATION

From Key Stage 1 to postgraduate, we're looking for imaginative implementations of tech that have successfully improved results and supported students in educational institutions, or helped the individuals who work alongside them.

BEST USE OF TECHNOLOGY — NOT-FOR-PROFIT

For this free-to-enter award, we’re on the lookout for not-for-profits and charities whose use of innovation and technology has had an enormous impact on them and the causes they support, with the numbers to prove it.

All entries made into this category are free of charge — use discount code NFP when submitting your entries via the awards portal.

BEST USE OF TECHNOLOGY — MANUFACTURING

Manufacturing has always been at the cutting edge of technical innovation. Even today, technology is bolstering efficiency and helping manufacturers achieve bigger and better things. This award will recognise the innovations revolutionising manufacturing in 2021.

THE TECH FOR GOOD AWARD 

Beyond profits and figures, technology can truly change lives. This award recognises those invested in using their innovation to positively change lives, impact communities and improve conditions for all.

THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AWARD 

By implementing new digital solutions, a company can build its resilience, overcome modern obstacles, and set itself up for the future. This award is intended to find an organisation which has successfully fulfilled its own digital transformation, or overseen the project for another business.

TEAM / BUSINESS AWARDS 

BEST DIGITAL TEAM 

This award will go to a department which has made a huge impact in the digital world. We welcome entries from any business whose team deserves recognition for exceeding expectations through its digital talent.

BEST DIGITAL SME 

When it comes to digital companies, many small businesses are achieving massive results. This award will go to a digital SME that’s taking on the big players — and winning.

BEST LARGE DIGITAL COMPANY 

The winner of this award will have overcome the barriers that face a large organisation, and continued to make waves in the industry — helping to define the direction of today’s digital sector. 

BEST START-UP

This category is open to companies offering tech solutions which were founded less than two years ago. If you’ve identified your niche and maximised it, you could be in with the chance of winning this award.

TECH GROWTH BUSINESS OF THE YEAR — UK 

The scale-up market in the UK is thriving and leading the way — this award will be presented to the British company experiencing unparalleled success in its growth phase.

TECH GROWTH BUSINESS OF THE YEAR — INTERNATIONAL 

For global scale-ups, the opportunities on offer reach around the world. The International Tech Growth Business of the Year will be one which has managed to secure healthy growth even in the face of ongoing global concerns.

ECOMMERCE COMPANY OF THE YEAR 

Ecommerce companies support companies large and small as they meet customers’ expectations and supply them the products they need. The Ecommerce Company of the Year will be one that’s changing the game of online retail — sound like you?

ADVISORY FIRM OF THE YEAR 

For advisory firms, business challenges are simply new opportunities. This award goes to the advisory firm who’s supporting businesses of all sizes through thick and thin — providing invaluable guidance no matter what stands in their way.

THE SYSTEM INTEGRATORS AWARD 

Network creation is vital in the digital era, and it’s system integrators who are successfully binding the tech ecosystem together — working on innovations that connect what was previously disconnected. The winner of this award will be one of these companies, whose ideas and achievements have successfully launched exciting new networks.

THE LOW CARBON COMMITMENT AWARD

In the face of growing environmental pressures and the pressing need for industries to adapt, the winner of this award will have worked hard to ensure sustainability is at the core of everything they do.

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS 

*More information coming soon* 

Early Bird entry deadline

31 JANUARY 2021 

Final entry deadline 

19 FEBRUARY 2021 

Shortlist announcement 

17 MARCH 2021 

Awards ceremony

15 APRIL 2021 

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