The Shortlist

We are delighted to showcase the shortlist for the Digital Event Awards 2021.  Thank you to everyone who has entered these inaugural awards.  Winners will be announced at the digital event from 4pm on 18th March 2021 - we hope to see you there.

Best Audience Engagement Model

The winner of this category will be the event that can demonstrate how it has gone above and beyond to deliver the best in event engagement and networking for its attendees. How the tech platform was used to deliver this and the diversity of engagement options will be key. Audience feedback should be high on your entry agenda.

#makeitblue by MAKEITBLUE

ACT's Not The Annual Dinner by Association of Corporate Treasurers

The Event Freelancer Summit by Connektd

The Virtual Forum Brand by Forum Events

Best Digital Awards Event

Recognising an awards ceremony that has taken place online in 2020. The winner will be the entry that can best demonstrate how they delivered an online awards seamlessly with a high level of engagement and to the satisfaction of sponsors and participants. Growth of the event in revenue and audience size, online networking and production of values of the ceremony will be key.

Sponsored By:


British Book Awards by The Bookseller & Silverstream TV/H2

EGR Operator Virtual Awards by Pageant Media

Emerging Payments Awards by 73 Media

IR Magazine Awards – US 2020 by IR Magazine

Pentawards by Easyfairs

The Comms National Awards by BPL Business Media

World Retail Awards by Ascential & Showcase

World's First Virtual Green Carpet Fashion Awards from Eco-Age and Pulse Films

Best Digital Conference – production budget less than £5000

This category will recognise the small budget conference that has displayed excellence across a number of areas. These include variety and depth of content, array of speakers, in event engagement with attendees, sponsor deliverables and satisfaction as well as attendee feedback. Revenue streams should be noted where applicable.

Sponsored By:


CPC 2020 Live! By CloserStill Media

Emergency Response Tech Forum: Global Pandemic by Messe Frankfurt Middle East

Evolve: The Virtual Event for Planners by Swapcard

Game Changers Live by Futurebuild

Shine Connect 2020 by The Turner Agency

Sustainovation by Shelton Fleming

The LCN Conference by Wolf and White

Best Digital Conference – production budget over £5000

This category will recognise the large budget conference that has displayed excellence across a number of areas. These include variety and depth of content, array of speakers, in event engagement with attendees, sponsor deliverables and satisfaction as well as attendee feedback. Revenue streams should be noted where applicable.

Sponsored By:


BettFest by Hyve Group

Dell Technologies Forum 2020 by Wave Marketing and Communications

DevLearn Digital Experience by CloserStill Media

Diabetes Professional Care by CloserStill Media

Digital Transformation World Series by TM Forum

Dreams In. Prints Out. By Xerox and M Integrated Solutions

EA Masters by Property Academy

Pension Bridge - The Annual Virtual Week 2020 by Pageant Media

Redken Symposium, The Virtual Connection by Wolf and White

The Global Boardroom 2nd Edition: Shaping the Recovery by The FT

Best Digital Equality Event or Series

For any event that has embraced equality in whatever format, either in its presentation or content or the aims of the event or series to champion equality. The profile and results of the events will be key.

Sponsored By:



#YouTubeBlack Black History Month (And Beyond) by YouTube

International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2021 by Jewish Holocaust Centre

TikTok - Black History Month Series by Pixl

Women in Biotech by the BioIndustry Association

Best Digital Event Marketing Campaign

This category is to recognise the marketing campaign that has delivered the best results. Attendance against registration will be key as will the diverse number of channels used, reach, creativity and messaging of the campaign.

Sponsored By:


Big Data & AI World Frankfurt 2020 by CloserStill Media

Guidelines Live 2020 by MGP Ltd

Lost Horizon Festival by Lost Horizon

Top Drawer On Demand by Clarion Events

Best Digital Event Production Company

The winner of this category will be the production team or company that has developed the most outstanding service for digital events. This will include in-house studios, streaming, technology and the ability to advise organisers on content and style of event. Participant and organiser feedback will ensure a winning entry.

73 Media

Brandfuel

Collaborate Global

GDS Group

H2 Business Communication

Launch Interactions

M Integrated Solutions

Showcase

Silverstream TV

Storm Events

Best Digital Event Revenue Model

Judges will be looking at the event that can demonstrate an array of different revenue streams from sponsors and attendees, how each element was delivered to provide satisfaction and results and the ROI for the groups involved, both on the sponsor and attendee side.

Diabetes Professional Care by CloserStill Media

Redken Symposium, The Virtual Connection by Wolf and White

Best Digital Exhibition

This category will reward the organiser who has delivered an outstanding digital trade or consumer show. Judges will be looking for the exhibition that has delivered excellent numbers in exhibitor and audience size, in event engagement and, most importantly, results for exhibitors and sponsors. In event features will also be highly considered as will revenue performance. 

Sponsored By:


ConneXion by The Virtual Event Company

FutureScape Virtual 2020 by Eljays44

RCNi Virtual Nursing Careers and Jobs Fair by RCNi

RESET 2021 by Brandfuel

The National Landlord Investment Show Online by National Landlord Investment Show

The Schools & Academies Show by GovNet Communications

Utility Week Live Online by Faversham House

Virtual Booth Tour by Circus and Ellison

Zukunft Personal Europe Virtual by CloserStill Media

Best Digital Festival

Judges will be looking for the most outstanding  festival that has taken place online. Key criteria will include the line up and diversity, revenue model, audience figures and engagement as well as feedback from all participants.

FTWeekend Festival by The FT

Lost Horizon Festival by Lost Horizon

Open Banking Expo Digifest by Borough Bench Media

Best Digital Fundraising Event

For event organisers who have set out to raise funds for charity through a digital event. Judges will be looking for all creative angles, what the initiatives and challenges were to take part, size of audience and scale of funds raised as well as how the event was broadcast and received.

A Dog's Trail Launch by Dog's Trust and Showcase

A Starry Night by Ronald McDonald House Charity and Silverstream TV

BGC Virtual Charity Day 2020 by Brandfuel

Istanbul Backgammon Tournament by Atolye

Specsavers Scottish Music Awards 2020 by Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy

The Ultimate Dinner Party by Teenage Cancer Trust and iVent

Best Digital Internal Communications Event

This is for the online event that can best demonstrate its success in delivering its story throughout its organisation and representing its members to the fullest. Scale of the event and audience participation as well as effectiveness of delivery and feedback will be considered highly

Digital Transformation World Series by TM Forum and Common Ground Creative

Festival of Culture by Skipton Building Society and simplybetter

Product Launch Summit by Roche and The Creative Engagement Group

RETHINK Festival by BDO with Fusion & White Light

RISE UP 360 Rally and Academy by Roche and The Creative Engagement Group

The Inspire Awards by JTI and Ignis

Virtual Peak 2020 By Dixons Carphone and The fresh Group

Virtual Town Halls by The Institution of Engineering and Technology

Best Digital Participation Event

This category is for the event that has best allowed audience participation in whatever format. This includes sport, music and all types of performance. Judges will want to see the levels and types of participation as well as the aims of the event and measurement against this.

Sponsored By:


IAA PAC 2020 by The Digital Voice

Community Meeting 2020 by Minnac Life Sciences

[LIVE] SIG 2020 by esri France and Eventmaker

Best Digital Product Launch

Recognising a product launch that has taken place online and delivered phenomenal results. Audience size will be important as well as in event engagement and measured ROI from the launch.

Sponsored By:


Dreams In. Prints Out. By Xerox and M Integrated Solutions

Future Surgery Virtual Event by CloserStill Media

Life Unstoppable by Samsung and Smyle

Mokka Virtual Product Launch by Vauxhall and Strata Create

The TV 360 Takeover by Virgin Media and Audience

Virtual Booth Tour by Circus and Ellison

Best Digital Training Series

For companies who have run a series of digital training courses for a specific audience or sector. The winner will be the company who can demonstrate the strength of content and education over a number of sessions as well as audience engagement, repeat attendees and feedback. Paid for courses will need to demonstrate their financial success. Revenue streams where applicable should be included.

Going Social Series by Hyve Group

Lockdown Webinars by The Square Metre Group

Layered Development Programme by The Rego Group

Best Live Streaming Experience

For organisers of events that are usually attended and viewed in person, this category will recognise those that have used technology to continue to stream an event live to their audience. Judges will be looking at technology and platform used, how the stream was marketed as well as audience size and response

Digital Transformation World Series by TM Forum

EMEA Marketing Summit by Facebook and We Are Family

Global Summit 2021 by FESPA

[LIVE] SIG 2020 by esri France and Eventmaker

Lock-In Live by William Grant & Sons Brands and ACA Live

New York Evening Auction by Sotheby's and Anna Valley

Nudgestock 2020 by Ogilvy Consulting and Kinura

Virtual Experience 2020 by TEAM and Latte Mkt

Best Sponsorship Delivery and Fulfilment Model

Judges will be looking for the event that has delivered outstanding return to its sponsors. Feedback from the sponsors will be key along with performance against targets laid out for the sponsors including data capture and lead generation

Big Data & AI World Frankfurt 2020 - Online by CloserStill Media

Finance in Sport Conference by Premier Sports Network

Global Digital Summit Series by The FT

Best Stand Alone Webinar

Recognising a stand alone webinar that has surpassed all expectations in content and engagement delivery and audience numbers. Interactivity and feedback from attendees will be considered highly as will revenue streams if applicable.

Ahead Global - by Sleeper Media and Silverstream TV/H2

GlaucomaFest by Santen and Touch Associates

The 2020 IET President’s Address by The Institution of Engineering and Technology

Best Technology Platform

This category is for the tech provider that has developed the best platform to deliver digital events. Judges will be looking for ease of use, different functionalities, how the tech has been developed with sponsors and networking in mind and feedback from users.

Sponsored By:


AS LIVE

Circdata Fusion

EventsAIR - OnAIR solution

ExpoPlatform

Grip Events

iVent

ShowShoppa

Swapcard

VII Events

Virtway Events

Best Venue offering Digital Event Facilities

In this category we are looking for the venue that has created the most impressive facilities for hybrid event purposes. Investment in studio and stage as well as tech will be important as will case study demonstration of effectiveness

ICC Belfast | Waterfront Hall | Ulster Hall

Pixl in Partnership with John Henrys

Best Webinar Series

This category will recognise the team behind a webinar series that has consistently delivered outstanding results. Judges will be looking at the diversity of content, range of topics and speakers as well as audience numbers for registration and attendance. The series that can demonstrate a high engagement with returning attendees will be highly considered. Revenue streams where applicable should be included.

ACTION webinar series by Futurebuild

Best Practice in conversation with… by CloserStill Media

Acute & General Medicine Summer E-Series by CloserStill Media

UK Digital Event 2020 Webinar Series by Project Management Institute

Vet Show Autumn Series by CloserStill Media

Diabetes Professional Care by CloserStill Media

Hotel Designs LIVE by Forum Events

National Sales Conference - Webinar Series - by Lincoln West