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BIMA Advance Award for Diversity

This award is for organisations that have put diversity at the top of their agenda and created a gateway to bolster a diverse workforce. Judges will be looking for entries that show how a commitment to diversity has impacted all levels of the business.

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BIMA Advance Award for Talent

This award is for companies that have invested in innovative ways of attracting and retaining talent, the methods they have employed to do this and the proof points which show this has had a positive impact on the business.

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BIMA Advance Award for Startup of the Year

This award is for businesses under 3 years that have disrupted their target industry with new and innovative products or services. Judges will be looking for entrants to explain what is it that makes you special.

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BIMA Advance Award for Entrepreneurial Business of the Year

This award is for organisations that have pushed the boundaries to continually develop and innovate within their field. Entrants need to show proven results of creating a significant impact either commercially or for social good within their organisation or the wider industry.

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BIMA Advance Grand Prix

The winner of this award will be the best of the best, as selected by the judges. Nominees are the winners of the nine BIMA Advance Awards, as detailed above.

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BIMA Advance Award for Small Budget

Nominees for this award are the winners of: the BIMA Award for Communications & Content on a Small Budget; the BIMA Award for Technology on a Small Budget; the BIMA Award for Innovation in Product & Service Design on a Small Budget; the BIMA Award for Immersive on a Small Budget; the BIMA Award for Big Data on a Small Budget.

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BIMA Advance Award for Conscience

Nominees for this award are the winners of: the BIMA Award for Communications & Content with Conscience; the BIMA Award for Technology with Conscience; the BIMA Award for Product & Service Design with Conscience; the BIMA Award for Immersive with Conscience; the BIMA Award for Big Data with Conscience.

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BIMA Advance Award for Impact

Nominees for this award are the winners of: the BIMA Award for Impact in Communications & Content; the BIMA Award for Impact in Technology; the BIMA Award for Impact in Product & Service Design; the BIMA Award for Impact in Immersive; the BIMA Award for Impact in Big Data.

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BIMA Advance Award for Craft

Nominees for this award are the winners of: the BIMA Award for Craft in Communications & Content; the BIMA Award for Craft in Technology; the BIMA Award for Craft in Product & Service Design; the BIMA Award for Craft in Immersive; the BIMA Award for Craft in Big Data.

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BIMA Advance Award for Innovation

Nominees for this award are the winners of: the BIMA Award for Innovation in Communications & Content; the BIMA Award for Innovation in Technology; the BIMA Award for Innovation in Product & Service Design; the BIMA Award for Innovation in Immersive; the BIMA Award for Innovation in Big Data.

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Big Data: Small budget

The award for Big Data on a Small Budget recognises projects with a total budget of less than £70,000. Judges will be looking for work from smaller companies or campaigns with a smaller budget that nonetheless are driving the digital ecosystem forwards. Entrants must provide the overall budget for their project as part of their submission. Judged on 50% Impact, 25% Innovation and 25% Craft

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Big Data: Innovation

The award for Innovation in Big Data will recognise the project that the judges consider most innovative. Where a field is moved forward the most and/or where new techniques or approaches have been pioneered. It is important to note that we are rewarding the potential for new value and disruption, as much as the overall effect. In fact, in many cases, the innovative nature of projects very early in the life cycle of a new technology may mean the effectiveness is impaired, but in this case the judges will be recognizing the potential, and the ability of a case study to inspire the future. Judged on 100% Innovation

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Big Data: Impact

The award for Impact in Big Data celebrates the value unlocked by a client as a result of the work in question. Here, the judges will be focusing on measurable business impacts and looking for the most effective project within the overall category. Judged on 75% Impact and 25% Innovation/Craft

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Big Data: Craft

The award for Craft in Big Data recognises flawless execution and will be won by the piece of work that demonstrates the best in creativity, craft, expertise and delivery that our industry can currently offer. Here, the judges will be looking at the attention to detail, the creative idea, the craft and finesse and the ethos and mindset that led your thinking. Judged on 75% Craft and 25% Innovation/Impact

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Big Data: Conscience

The award for Big Data with Conscience will recognise the potential of digital to improve the lives of people across society. The judges will be looking for projects that are delivering significant social impact, harnessing the effective application of digital expertise for social good. Judged on 75% Impact and 25% Innovation

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Communications and content: Small budget

The award for Communications & Content on a Small Budget recognises projects with a total budget of less than £70,000. Judges will be looking for work from smaller companies or campaigns with a smaller budget that nonetheless are driving the digital ecosystem forwards. Entrants must provide the overall budget for their project as part of their submission. Judged on 50% Impact, 25% Innovation and 25% Craft

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Communications and content: Innovation

The award for Innovation in Communications & Content will recognise the project that the judges consider most innovative. Where a field is moved forward the most and/or where new techniques or approaches have been pioneered. It is important to note that we are rewarding the potential for new value and disruption, as much as the overall effect. In fact, in many cases, the innovative nature of projects very early in the life cycle of a new technology may mean the effectiveness is impaired, but in this case the judges will be recognizing the potential, and the ability of a case study to inspire the future. Judged on 100% Innovation

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Communications and content: Impact

The award for Impact in Communications & Content celebrates the value unlocked by a client as a result of the work in question. Here, the judges will be focusing on measurable business impacts and looking for the most effective project within the overall category. Judged on 75% Impact and 25% Innovation/Craft

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Communications and content: Craft

The award for Craft in Communications & Content recognises flawless execution and will be won by the piece of work that demonstrates the best in creativity, craft, expertise and delivery that our industry can currently offer. Here, the judges will be looking at the attention to detail, the creative idea, the craft and finesse and the ethos and mindset that led your thinking. Judged on 75% Craft and 25% Innovation/Impact

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Communications and content: Conscience

The award for Communications & Content with Conscience will recognise the potential of digital to improve the lives of people across society. The judges will be looking for projects that are delivering significant social impact, harnessing the effective application of digital expertise for social good. Judged on 75% Impact and 25% Innovation

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Immersive: Small budget

The award for Immersive on a Small Budget recognises projects with a total budget of less than £70,000. Judges will be looking for work from smaller companies or campaigns with a smaller budget that nonetheless are driving the digital ecosystem forwards. Entrants must provide the overall budget for their project as part of their submission. Judged on 50% Impact, 25% Innovation and 25% Craft

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Immersive: Innovation

The award for Innovation in Immersive will recognise the project that the judges consider most innovative. Where a field is moved forward the most and/or where new techniques or approaches have been pioneered. It is important to note that we are rewarding the potential for new value and disruption, as much as the overall effect. In fact, in many cases, the innovative nature of projects very early in the life cycle of a new technology may mean the effectiveness is impaired, but in this case the judges will be recognizing the potential, and the ability of a case study to inspire the future. Judged on 100% Innovation

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Immersive: Impact

The award for Impact in Immersive celebrates the value unlocked by a client as a result of the work in question. Here, the judges will be focusing on measurable business impacts and looking for the most effective project within the overall category. Judged on 75% Impact and 25% Innovation/Craft

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Immersive: Craft

The award for Craft in Immersive recognises flawless execution and will be won by the piece of work that demonstrates the best in creativity, craft, expertise and delivery that our industry can currently offer. Here, the judges will be looking at the attention to detail, the creative idea, the craft and finesse and the ethos and mindset that led your thinking. Judged on 75% Craft and 25% Innovation/Impact

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Immersive: Conscience

The award for Immersive with Conscience will recognise the potential of digital to improve the lives of people across society. The judges will be looking for projects that are delivering significant social impact, harnessing the effective application of digital expertise for social good. Judged on 75% Impact and 25% Innovation

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Product and Service Design: Small budget

The award for Product and Service Design on a Small Budget recognises projects with a total budget of less than £70,000. Judges will be looking for work from smaller companies or campaigns with a smaller budget that nonetheless are driving the digital ecosystem forwards. Entrants must provide the overall budget for their project as part of their submission. Judged on 50% Impact, 25% Innovation and 25% Craft

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Product and Service Design: Innovation

The award for Innovation in Product and Service Design will recognise the project that the judges consider most innovative. Where a field is moved forward the most and/or where new techniques or approaches have been pioneered. It is important to note that we are rewarding the potential for new value and disruption, as much as the overall effect. In fact, in many cases, the innovative nature of projects very early in the life cycle of a new technology may mean the effectiveness is impaired, but in this case the judges will be recognizing the potential, and the ability of a case study to inspire the future. Judged on 100% Innovation

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Product and Service Design: Impact

The award for Impact in Product & Service Design celebrates the value unlocked by a client as a result of the work in question. Here, the judges will be focusing on measurable business impacts and looking for the most effective project within the overall category. Judged on 75% Impact and 25% Innovation/Craft

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Product and Service Design: Craft

The award for Craft in Product and Service Design recognises flawless execution and will be won by the piece of work that demonstrates the best in creativity, craft, expertise and delivery that our industry can currently offer. Here, the judges will be looking at the attention to detail, the creative idea, the craft and finesse and the ethos and mindset that led your thinking. Judged on 75% Craft and 25% Innovation/Impact

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Product and Service Design: Conscience

The award for Product and Service Design with Conscience will recognise the potential of digital to improve the lives of people across society. The judges will be looking for projects that are delivering significant social impact, harnessing the effective application of digital expertise for social good. Judged on 75% Impact and 25% Innovation

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Technology: Small budget

The award for Technology on a Small Budget recognises projects with a total budget of less than £70,000. Judges will be looking for work from smaller companies or campaigns with a smaller budget that nonetheless are driving the digital ecosystem forwards. Entrants must provide the overall budget for their project as part of their submission. Judged on 50% Impact, 25% Innovation and 25% Craft

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Technology: Innovation

The award for Innovation in Technology will recognise the project that the judges consider most innovative. Where a field is moved forward the most and/or where new techniques or approaches have been pioneered. It is important to note that we are rewarding the potential for new value and disruption, as much as the overall effect. In fact, in many cases, the innovative nature of projects very early in the life cycle of a new technology may mean the effectiveness is impaired, but in this case the judges will be recognizing the potential, and the ability of a case study to inspire the future. Judged on 100% Innovation

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Technology: Impact

The award for Impact in Technology celebrates the value unlocked by a client as a result of the work in question. Here, the judges will be focusing on measurable business impacts and looking for the most effective project within the overall category. Judged on 75% Impact and 25% Innovation/Craft

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Technology: Craft

The award for Craft in Technology recognises flawless execution and will be won by the piece of work that demonstrates the best in creativity, craft, expertise and delivery that our industry can currently offer. Here, the judges will be looking at the attention to detail, the creative idea, the craft and finesse and the ethos and mindset that led your thinking. Judged on 75% Craft and 25% Innovation/Impact

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Technology: Conscience

The award for Technology with Conscience will recognise the potential of digital to improve the lives of people across society. The judges will be looking for projects that are delivering significant social impact, harnessing the effective application of digital expertise for social good. Judged on 75% Impact and 25% Innovation

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