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To enter the Digital Signage Awards you need to prepare your submission paper, complete the online entry form and upload your paper. Submitting your entry will then lead you to payment page to cover the entry fee.

Entries into the Digital Signage Awards must be submitted online. Your written entry must be no more than 1,500 words in English (12 point type, single line spacing) saved in PDF format (5MB maximum file size), uploaded from your desktop to the Digital Signage Awards website. All entries should be uploaded following the template sections listed below. The Judges will automatically vote lower any entries exceeding the word count. At the same time, the judges will appreciate the conciseness of your entry. There is no need to use the full word count. Please adhere to these basic rules of entry, together with any other specific criteria described below.

Photographs and video material may be made available for the judges to view, either upload these through the online entry form at time of submission or added to a Dropbox folder and an invitation to share sent to Helen Burgin. You will need to include in your submission a link to the page where the judges can look at any additional visual material. Do not upload photo files larger than 5MB with your entry form as they will be rejected. Thumbnail images of illustrative material can be embedded in your written submission, if they help the judges understand your entry. If you have video support please provide a link in your submission to where your video is stored at You Tube or Vimeo.

And please remember: the closing date for entries is October 31 and you will need to pay the entry fee before your entry will be processed for judging.

Template guide

Your completed entry form and your written entry are the basis on which each entry will be voted for by the judges and shortlisted. Your written document should show how your project met its aims, employed creativity or innovative techniques, was enjoyed by users, and delivered visitors, satisfaction and a return on investment. At the beginning of your document the following information must be listed:

  • Category entered
  • Title of project
  • Relevant URL for the project (if not shocased online your company URL)
  • Client company or brand
  • Name of company making the entry
  • Type of company (e.g. manufacturer, creative agency, etc)
  • Relevant URL for access to supporting visual material or other data. (Links to Vimeo/Youtube/Dropbox download links etc)

Within your submission you must use the following as sub-headings under which you clearly provide your explanation for the judges.

  • Aims for installation, campaign or activity, or aims for a mobile app
  • Strategy (especially if new strategy implemented during the period)
  • Creativity/innovation/technology
  • Feedback summary from clients and/or users
  • Outcome, including formal evaluation of results, ROI, etc, or in the case of a mobile app, the take up by the public or target audience
  • If you wish to enter one of the “Overall Achievement” categories, you need to have entered at least one of the Content, Sector or Innovation categories. Please do remember that the judges will wish to see a minimum of three project or campaign profiles, or at least one multi-faceted campaign or major product launch with industry-wide impact.

Support material

Entries for the Digital Signage Awards  must be submitted online.

You do not need to provide physical support material, as your website URL is probably all the support you need. But if you wish to provide additional support material (for instance if there has been marketing collateral associated with your campaign) please provide a URL to a supporting micro site in your submission paper. New launches may find this useful as there will be marketing material that may form part of the introductory experience to the activity being launched. You may also share any large additional supporting materials via an invitation to a Dropbox folder containing your material to: Helen Burgin.

The judges will want to feel fully informed about your activity, so please include whatever you feel is appropriate and relevant for your entry. If an entry is entered into more than one category, please indicate this clearly, but remember you need to remind the judges of the micro site URL for the support material, each time you enter.

Disqualifications

The Digital Signage Awards are international business awards. The organizers intend that the competition is open to the whole industry, but any website that breaks national or international laws or offends public, religious, national or gender-specific sensitivities, or that flouts advertising, promotion or Internet rules (such as spamming) will be disqualified. If an entry is disqualified for any reason the entry fees will not be refunded.

Time pressures for preparing good entries can be tough. If you need a helping hand writing your awards submissions contact Boost Marketing. They are experts in preparing awards submissions and act completely independently of any awards scheme. There is no financial relationship between the Digital Signage Awards and Boost Marketing:

www.boost-marketing.co.uk (UK & Europe) 

www.boost-awards.com (USA)

www.boost-awards.ie  (Ireland)   

www.boost-awards.co.nz  (Australasia)