All entries to the AOP Digital Publishing Awards 2020 should be based on work implemented and results delivered between 1st January 2019 and 31st January 2020.
1. DOWNLOAD ENTRY TEMPLATES
Use the entry template form for each category to draft your entry copy - the templates provide useful guidelines and make it easier to secure colleague or client approval before submitting your entry. Each entry template also provides reminders of the criteria that our judges will be looking for as helpful tips when you are writing your entry.
2. WRITE YOUR ENTRY
We are inviting written entries, supported by your chosen images or videos. With the exception of The Local Hero Award for Regional Digital Journalism, Media Tech Partner, The Rising Star, and Employer Excellence categories, your written entry should be in four parts:
For The Media Tech Partner and Employer Excellence category, you will be asked to provide the elevator pitch, tell us your story and provide some results. For The Local Hero Award and The Rising Star category, you will be asked to provide a 30-word elevator pitch and a 500-word nomination, with no additional sections.
3. CHECK YOUR WORD COUNT AND SUPPORTING FILE FORMATS.
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. If you are entering for the individual or team categories, you will be asked to provide a photo. For all categories, you are invited to submit no more than three supporting documents, which might include, for example:
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.
4. SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY
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 names of any other companies involved in the project, campaign or initiative that contributed to your entry, and be sure to spell all individual and company names correctly and in the correct format, as we will use your spelling on all published material.
5. PAY FOR YOUR ENTRY
AOP Digital Publishing Awards application rates are as follows:
MEMBERS: £125 Early bird - before 21st Feb (£150 standard rate)
NON MEMBER PUBLISHERS: £170 Early bird - before 21st Feb (£210 standard rate)
NON MEMBER TECH COMPANIES: £200 Early bird - before 21st Feb (£250 standard rate)
Please note that no fees are charged for the The Local Hero Award, or for those invited entries for the Digital Publishing Company of the Year B2B and Digital Publishing Company of the Year Consumer categories.
By entering the Awards, you give your permission to the Association for Online Publishing to publish your entry in the event that you are shortlisted, inclusive of your entry in written copy. We 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 may not wish for this information to be publicised. Therefore we will provide the opportunity to submit an edited version of your shortlisted or winning entry for publication. This must be provided by 10th June 2020.