Digital Publishing Awards

1st February 2018
Open for Entries
28th March 2018
26th April 2018
Shortlist Announcement
27th June 2018
AOP Awards Ceremony (Black Tie)
The AOP Digital Publishing Awards are the only awards specifically designed to celebrate the work of the individuals and teams who fuel the success of the UK’s digital publishing sector. Every year we consult with the AOP Board to review our Award categories and so ensure that the Awards provide the most relevant opportunity to benchmark the talents, skills and innovation that characterise our industry. 

With 22 categories for editorial, commercial, partnerships, and publishing excellence, there is an opportunity for everyone working in digital publishing to shine. New categories for 2018 include The Rising Star award, introduced to enable digital publishers to recognise younger talent within their organisation, from any discipline, and the Small Publisher Award, designed to celebrate specialist and entrepreneurial publishers with a turnover of less than £5M.

Download the full AOP Digital Publishing Awards 2018 guide

Download the brochure

Why Enter?

Three great reasons for publishers to enter:
  • Achieve deserved recognition for your people: motivate them to continue to deliver their best as members of a winning team
  • Showcase the creative, innovative and effective solutions that you have delivered – both for your readers and for your clients
  • Demonstrate that your team has the talents and skills to build your audience and add value for advertising and commercial partners
The winners of the AOP Digital Publishing Awards will be announced at the best party of the year – an unmissable event in the digital publishing industry’s calendar. Join us at Old Billingsgate on 27th June for pre-dinner cocktails on the riverside and an evening of celebration.
Entries open as AOP prepares for its renowned annual Digital Publishing Awards

Entries open as AOP prepares for its renowned annual Digital Publishing Awards

London, UK, 20th February, 2017: The Association for Online Publishing announced today that entries are now open for its flagship annual awards – in partnership with PubMatic, the automation solutions company for an open digital media industry – which benchmark and champion excellence in online publishing.


You will need to create your entry online – however, you will find it useful to download the Entry Template Form appropriate to each category you are entering.

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Meet The Judges

The AOP Digital Publishing Awards Jury includes digital industry leaders from advertisers, agencies, tech partners and publishers – ensuring that we include objective views and benefit from a breadth of expertise across the editorial, commercial, creative and technical areas of the digital publishing business. Our Jury will review and score all entries online to provide a shortlist of the best entries in all categories. The final judging meeting will provide the opportunity for more discussion, leading to the winners who will be announced at the AOP Awards Dinner on 27th June 2018.

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Billy Ryan

Billy Ryan

Marketing Effectiveness Manager, Direct Line Group
Celine Infeld

Celine Infeld

Group Managing Director, Infopro Digital
Dan Best

Dan Best

Chief Revenue Officer, The Smalls
Dave Cottrell

Dave Cottrell

Digital & Social Marketing Manager, Volvo UK
David Skerrett

David Skerrett

Managing Partner, Nimbletank
Jo Rigby

Jo Rigby

Global Head of Marketing and New Business, Vizeum

Digital Publishing Awards 2017 Highlights

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Partnership Opportunities

Sponsorship of the AOP Digital Publishing Awards provides the opportunity to

- Connect with 700+ media professionals
- Align yourself with one of the most prestigious awards in digital publishing
- Network and generate leads before, during and after the event
- Be seen as a thought leader in the industry

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Winners of the AOP Digital Publishing Awards will be announced at the AOP Awards Dinner on 27th June 2018, hosted at Old Billingsgate and promising to again be a fantastic night for celebrating the best in digital publishing. The dinner provides the perfect opportunity to host your clients and reward your team. As well as being there to be the first to hear who has won the coveted Awards, the evening promises excellent networking, good food and great entertainment. You can book a table for 10 people, or individual tickets.  Book your table before 3 May 2018 to secure early bird rates.

Tickets for the AOP Digital Publishing Awards 2018 will be on sale shortly.

Why Attend?

The AOP Awards Dinner – taking place at Old Billingsgate, this is the must-attend evening for the digital publishing sector. As well as announcing and celebrating the winner, there are three great reasons to book your table;

  • The digital publishing party of the year  provides the perfect opportunity to bring your team together to reward their hard work
  • Host your clients at an evening designed to show how digital publishing is providing new opportunities for effective advertising and partnerships
  • Catch up and network with your colleagues and peers working in online publishing and advertising

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