Premier Digital Awards | #PremDAC19

Celebrate excellence, share best practice and encourage those serving God online.

Premier Digital Awards

The 2019 Premier Digital Awards celebrated and encouraged excellence in Christian engagement online. In the spirit of Philippians 4:8 our aim is to focus our attention on those people and projects that can serve as examples of best practice for the benefit of the Church.

 

Blog Section

Blogger of the Year

Open to all bloggers in the Christian community, this award celebrates bloggers who have published the most engaging, insightful and well-presented content over the past year.

Young Blogger of the Year

For anyone 25 or under on the 1st May 2019, this award celebrates young bloggers who have published the most engaging, insightful and well presented content over the past year.

Podcast of the Year

This category seeks to recognise Christian podcasts series that inform, entertain and engage their audience.

Multi-author Blog of the Year

This award recognises blog-sites that features the highest quality content draw from a breadth of well-informed contributors presented with clarity of design and purpose.

Up-and-coming Award

This award is open to anyone who has been blogging about their faith or the Christian community for less than one year as of 1st May 2019. It is recognises bloggers who have brought a truly fresh and credible voice to the Christian blogging world.

Most Inspiring Leadership Blog

Open to all Christian leaders (not exclusively Church leaders) who blog about their experiences and inspire others.

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Website Section

Best Christian Organisation Website

For Christian organisations (business, charity, group) with a website that clearly communicates their message and engages their audience.

Best New or Redesigned Website

Open to all websites launched or redesigned since 1st September 2018. This award recognises websites that by design, content and purpose have added something new and fresh to the Christian web.

Most Engaging Large Church Website

For churches with congregations of more than 150, this award celebrates large church websites that engage Christians and seekers alike and present the local church in a clear and attractive manner.

Most Engaging Small Church Website

For churches with congregations of 150 or less, this award celebrates small church websites that engage Christians and seekers alike and present the local church in a clear and attractive manner.

Accessibility Award

Open to all websites relevant to the Christian community, whether disability focused or not. This Award recognises websites that have made an exemplary commitment to accessibility.

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Digital Media Section

Best Use of Digital Media in Youth Work

For individuals or groups who have used digital media (audio, video, interactive media, games, micro-blogging etc.) in an innovative way to resource youth workers or engage young people online.

Influencer of the Year

This award recognises Christians who provide a positive influence and make the digital space a better place to be by regularly producing engaging and inspiring content for their audience.

App of the Year

This Award recognises a Christian individual, project or organisation that has produced a truly useful and effective mobile/tablet app.

People's Choice Award

For any Christian website, social media account or app that has made an impression on the public and deserves to be rewarded. Chosen by visitors to the Premier Digital Awards website.

Best use of Video

This award is for those that have created a video that clearly communicates the Christian message in a relevant way over the past year. The video can be aimed at either Christians or non-Christians.

Best Use of Social Media

Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat or something totally different. This award looks to recognise excellent creativity, positivity and engagement in social media.

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Each year our judges are chosen because of their experience and expertise with digital media. They represent a range of disciplines and backgrounds and we are grateful for the commitment and enthusiasm they bring to these Awards.

FAQs

When do entries close?

22 July 2019.

Who is eligible to enter the awards?

The awards are open to UK residents only.

Can I nominate myself?

You can, about 40% of entries are self-nominations

Can I nominate someone else?

You can, about 60% of entries are nominations of other peoples sites, accounts, apps etc. 

What happens after I enter or nominate?

Once entries are closed, all entries go through a short listing process to ensure eligiblity and correct categorisation. A selected shortlist of the best is then passed to the judging panel. 

When will the shortlist be announced?

In September 2019. Those on the shortlist will be contacted directly if they entered themselves, or through the contact details we find on their website or Twitter account. If you are on the list and don't here from us please get in contact. 

How are the awards judged?

Each year a panel of judges independently score the sites on the shortlist according to a selection of general criteria and then specific criteria for each category. These scores are aggregated to find a winner and runner up in each category. 

How do you pick the judges?

Judges are picked to represent a selection of skills, backgrounds and perspectives. The judging panel is refreshed each year. 

When is the awards ceremony?