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The awards seek to celebrate excellence, share best practice and encourage those serving God online.

Find out who won the 2017 awards.


2017 Awards

On Saturday 4th November we celebrated the best in Christian digital endeavour at the Premier Digital Awards 2017

The finalists are testimony to the great creativity and passion within the Christian community. To see the shortlist click here and to find out who won click here.

Don't miss out on entering or attending the 2018 awards by entering your email address at the bottom of this page.

Below is a selection of photos from the night.


Blog Section

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 2016. 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) in an innovative way to engage young people online.

Best Online Campaign

This award recognises creative digital campaigns that seek to improve society, achieve change or promote awareness of important issues.

Tweeter of the Year

Open to all Christian tweeters, regardless of number of followers, this award recognises those who engage their audience and generally make Twitter a better place to be in 140 characters or less.

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.

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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 2017, this award celebrates young bloggers who have published the most engaging, insightful and well presented content over the past year.

Vlogger of the Year

A new category for those with a credible, sustained vlogging presence that engages and serves its 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 2017. 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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How do you enter the Premier Digital Awards?

Simply head on over to this entry form, it takes 2 minutes to enter.

When do entries close?

Midnight on 27th August 2016.

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 the middle of October. 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?

The evening of Saturday 4th November 2017 at The Brewery in the City of London. If you book a ticket to attend the dinner, you will be refunded if you are invited as a finalist.

What can I win?

A great looking trophy, certificate, digital trophy for your site, free entry to the Premier Digital Conference and Awards dinner along with a great prize like a digital camera or tablet computer.

Do I have to be a Christian to enter the awards?

No, but your entry must have relevance to the Christian community and a Christian ethos. 

Do you vet the theology of entries?

The Premier Digital Awards is for the Church with a capital 'C', and so we encourage entries from across the breadth of the Christian community. One of the joys of the Awards is the sheer diversity of Christian witness on display, from nuns to Christian goths, reformed to pentecostal, liberal to conservative.

Can I sponsor the awards or parts of it?

Can I get some feedback on my entry?

Sadly not, the vast number of entries (over 1000 each year) means we cannot provide feedback on any entries. 

Why do an Awards Ceremony?

Sometimes people ask if awards ceremonies are elitist, or perhaps feed a celebrity culture in the Church. Premier started these awards in 2007 in order to a) encourage those who otherwise would not get recognition for their work as they often work 'behind the scenes' and b) to share best practice so that the church is better able to communicate the good news in a digital age. But we should judge a tree by its fruit; from these awards we see hard work and excellence recognised, people encouraged, best practice reinforced and shared across the church. The effect on the churches, bloggers, mission agencies and other organisations that have made the finals over the years has been fed back to us as supremely positive in helping their mission.

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