How to enter the Awards

All entries to the AOP Digital Publishing Awards 2018 should be based on work implemented and results delivered between 1st January 2017 and 31st January 2018.

How to enter step -by- step



Use the Entry Template forms to draft your entry copy – the templates provide useful guidelines and make it easier to secure colleague or client approval before submitting your entry.



We are inviting written entries, supported by your chosen images or videos. With the exception of “The Rising Star” category, your written entry should be in four parts:

  • The elevator pitch: sum up why you are making this entry and why you think you should win
  • Set the scene: explain the issues you were facing or the challenges you had been set
  • Tell us your story: tell us what the entered individual or team did that makes them stand out, or explain how a project was implemented
  • Results: outline what was achieved with as much data as you can provide to back up your argument

For The Rising Star category, you will be asked to provide a 500 word nomination, with no sections.



Please ensure that your entry adheres to the maximum word counts advised on the Entry Template forms. When you upload your entry to the online entry platform, you will not be able to submit more than the maximum word count. You are invited to submit no more than three supporting documents, which might include, for example:

  • written or video testimonials;
  • screenshots of features or social activity;
  • video files or links to videos;
  • photos of nominated individuals or teams

Supporting materials can be in the following formats: csv, doc, docx, pdf, ppt, pptx, xls, xlsx, gif, jpeg, jpg, png, ai, eps, mov, mp4, mpeg



When you have your written entry and supporting materials ready, please click on the awards entry site link ENTER NOW where you will be asked to register your details, copy and paste your written entry and upload your supporting materials. Please note that you are encouraged to list the names of any other companies involved in the project, campaign or initiative that contributed to your entry, and please be sure to spell all individual and company names correctly and in the right format, as we will use your spelling on all published materials.



AOP Digital Publishing Awards application rates are as followed:

MEMBERS: £99 Standard

NON MEMBERS: £135 Standard


The All-Important Terms & Conditions:

1. All entries must be submitted and paid for by the entry deadline: Thursday 15th March 2018.


A condition of entering the Awards is that your give permission for the Association for Online Publishers to publish your entry in the event that you are shortlisted or if you win within your entered category. This would include reproducing your entry as written. We do understand that, in some circumstances, you may be happy to share sensitive commercial data with the Jury to ensure that your entry is more persuasive, but that you may not wish this information to be made public. Please note that you therefore have the opportunity to provide an edited version of your shortlisted or winning entry for publication. This must be provided by 20th June 2017.

3. Winners will be announced at The AOP Awards Dinner on 27th June 2018 at Old Billingsgate.

Digital Publishing Award Winners

Take a look at the previous AOP Digital Publishing Award winners and be inspired by their winning entry case studies!

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