WAN-IFRA South Asia Digital Media Awards will be presented at WAN-IFRA India 2018 Annual Conference in Hyderabad, India from 25 to 27 September 2018. The registration opened on 1 May and the last date is 9 June 2018. The deadline for submission is 16 June 2018. These awards will be jointly presented by Google and WAN-IFRA recognizing publishers who have adopted digital media and mobile strategies as part of their total product offering to meet the major changes in how people consume news and information today.
The awards will be given in the following categories, best news website or mobile service, best in lifestyle, sports, entertainment website or mobile services, best use of online video (including VR), best data visualisation, best reader revenue initiative, best branded content project, best digital news start-up, best in social media engagement, best digital marketing campaign and best innovation to engage youth audiences.
All prize winners will be granted the exclusive usage of a special icon illustrative of their achievement and representing – for each category – the gold, silver and bronze awards. Winners will be entitled to display this distinctive recognition of excellence in their publication as well as in all their corporate communications or marketing materials.
The competition is opened to all news publishers in South Asia. All entries, unless otherwise specified, must have been published between 1 July 2017 and 9 June 2018.