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About

DANI AWARDS 2015

The DANI Awards are the Northern Ireland’s premier Digital Industry Awards, celebrating excellence within the digital sector. The DANI Awards are your opportunity to shine and demonstrate the outstanding work in your field. Now the 5th year of the event, the DANI Awards connects the Provinces digital leaders through its annual ceremony.

 

Any company within NI or working with an NI business, whether public, private or community and voluntary sector can enter the DANI Awards, regardless of size. The DANI Awards has a range of categories suited to a wide variety of organisations; from large private and public companies through to thriving entrepreneurial businesses, promising start-ups, social enterprises and established SMEs 

CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE

Dates

FOR 2015 AWARDS

Key Dates

29TH May

Launch

Harlem Cafe, Bedford St, Belfast

31st July

Closing
Date

21st August

Shortlist Announced

18th September

Gala Evening

St Columbs Hall, Derry

DANI AWARDS 2015

Shortlist

FOR THE 2015 AWARDS

News & Media

Social Media (Breaking News)

Cool FM / Downtown Radio

Belfast Live

The Ulster Fry

Website of the Year

The Ulster Fry

Belfast Telegraph

Belfast Live

Not for Profit

Online Strategy
 Oh Yeah

The Mac

Wibble / The Ring of Gullion

Fashion & Retail

Website of the Year (incl. eCommerce)

Grainne Maher

Total Hockey

Gordons Chemist

Social Media

Belfast Fashion Week

Total Hockey

Spar Henderson Group

Fashion Blogger of the Year

That Belfast Girl

Forever Scarlet

Aoife Malone

Manufacturing & Engineering

Online Export Strategy
 Ecohog

CDE Global

BA Components

Technology & Innovation
Being Online / Stena

Output Digital / Tailored Image

BA Components

Tourism & Hospitality

Website of the Year
 Eyekiller / The Merchant

We are Duo / Drumbo Park

Hen or Stag

Social Media
 The Mac

International Airport

Galgorm 

Mobile App

In Touch Interactive

Field Motion

eLearning

Qubizm Ltd

Engage Live 

Komodo Learning

Rising Star

Black North

Wurkhouse

In-Touch Interactive

Digital Agency of the Year

Being Online

Eyekiller

The Web Bureau

Digital Business Person of the Year

Kris Kelly

Ciaran Murray

Denise Cowan

ENTRY

Entry Process

Your DANI Awards entry must adhere to the rules below:

1. All entries must have been live to market between 1st January 2014 and 12th July 2015. Entries cannot have been entered previously.

2. Do not include password protection.

3. Work entered into more than one category must be treated as a completely separate entry. Multiple entries can be made.

4. All entries must be supplied and conform to category rules/submission formats. Entries must be received by no later than 5pm Friday 31st July.

5. Please note that entries received after this deadline will not be considered.

6. Entries are open to ALL businesses, who work within NI or work with NI clients.

7. The judges reserve the right to re-allocate entries that in their view are entered in an incorrect category.

8. The organisers reserve the right to publish/exhibit screen grabs and/or submitted reports in relation to the awards.

9. The organisers reserve the right to verify that all entries have been commercially produced for a commercial client where relevant.

10. The judges' decision is final.

11. All entries submitted must be legal. Any entries containing offensive material will be disqualified

How to enter

Simply select the category or categories that apply most, check the criteria to ensure you qualify, and submit your entry to: info@thedaniawards.co.uk

Please note that each entry submitted must be submitted by 5pm Friday 31st July 2015 to be considered for shortlisting.

Your entry can be up to 1,500 words long, submitted in PDF format and should address the key points mentioned within the entry guidelines. Small images can be included. Your PDFs must not exceed eight pages. Total submission must not be above 6MB in total. We advise the use of images optimised for the web at 72 dpi. Sound bites and video links can be uploaded to support your entry.


DANI AWARDS 2013

Rewarding the Best

Judges

Judging Process

Shortlisting

The entries to The DANI Awards are inspected by our panel of judges who rate each entry according to the judging criteria of the category. The entries that are rated highest are then included in the category shortlists.

 

Selecting Nominees

The shortlists are whittled down to a maximum of 5 Nominees per category, based on a closed ballot of each category. In the event of a tie, the Chairperson of the Judging panel will cast the tie-breaking vote. Judges may not vote in any category in which they have a direct conflict of interest.

Selecting Winners

TIn the majority of cases the winner of each category will be the Nominee that receives the most votes in a closed ballot. In the event of a tie, the Chairperson of the Judging Panel will cast the tie-breaking vote. Once the winner has been selected, members of the Judging Panel will be asked to approve the selection. If over 50% of the Judging Panel reject the selection the ballot will be recast.

Disclosure

All award entries are treated with the highest of confidence. Judges may not vote for an entry in which they have a conflict of interest (where this occurs the Judge will be asked to leave the panel at that stage).

Our Judges

Deirdre Heenan

Rick McKee

Jonathan Wallace

Niamh Taylor

Ian Weatherup

Chris Love

Barry Adams

Conor Doherty


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DANI AWARDS 2013

Rewarding the Best

Contact

DANI AWARDS 2015

September 18th 2015
St. Columbs Hall, Derry

Phone: (028) 8775 9784

Email: info@thedaniawards.co.uk

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