Entries are now closed and the shortlist will be announced on 18 July 2016
The Premium Awards honour the best of the best. All entrants have the chance to compete for the Grand Prix & Agency or Brand of the Year. Startup and Student of the Year need to be entered directly.
Each year the Grand Prix is awarded to the overall winner of the BIMA Awards 2016. The winner is determined by our judges and cannot be entered directly.
This Award will go to an agency that has had an outstanding 12 months. Entrants should provide up to 1000 words to support why they feel they are eligible.
For new agencies that have been in existence for less than two years or organisations or agencies that have made a move into digital in this time. Entrants should provide up to 1000 words to support their case.
Celebrating a brand judged to have had an outstanding 12 months. Possible winners include agency rosters or in-house teams. Entrants should provide up to 1000 words to support their case.
Celebrating non-agency startups that have been in existence for less than two years. Entrants should provide up to 1000 words to support why they feel they are eligible. This category is free to enter.
For work produced by fulltime students (individuals or teams) studying courses of relevance to digital. Entries should set out the challenge, insight and solution.
This award will honour work that displays innovation as determined by the BIMA Awards jury. This category cannot be entered directly.
This award will honour the best work on a smaller budget, relative to industry norms. The winner will be chosen by the BIMA Awards jury from the full field of entries.
The sector awards honour the best in class submissions across awareness, engagement and retention within a single sector.
This prestigious award celebrates digital projects that provide or promote automotive products and services for business or consumer.
For projects that provide or promote business-to-business products and services, including but not limited to financial, PR, accounting, legal services.
This award celebrates innovative and effective digital projects that serve to promote consumer durable goods, food and drink and other fast moving consumer products.
The consumer retailers Award celebrates ecommerce projects that have achieved exceptional results as well as projects that serve to promote consumer retailers.
For projects that provide or promote consumer services including, but not limited to, travel, entertainment and leisure and FinTech services.
Celebrating projects aimed at educating or raising awareness among a target audience or providing or promoting educational products and services.
Targeting digital projects designed to engage an internal audience, from employee portals to email newsletters and everything in between.
This category rewards projects that provide or promote media or entertainment-related experiences, products and services. Includes, but is not limited to, TV, publishing and music.
Projects for public bodies or the public good. Includes, but is not limited to, projects for charities, arts & cultural organisations and the public sector.
This category is for digital projects that serve to provide or promote sports, sports clubs or leisure products and services.
For projects that provide or promote travel-related products or services such city-commuter solutions as well as tourism-related products and services.
The discipline awards honour the best in class submissions for a particular activity.
A competitive category rewarding innovation and excellence in the provision of a service through an internet-enabled physical device.
This category is for digital projects that achieve results through expert use of copywriting or editorial content and that show an expert editorial approach.
Projects that use data to good effect. For example, by making expert use of metrics, segmentation or visualisation to improve a product or service.
This category is for projects that achieve results through the use of 3D environments, virtual reality technology or high-spec digital gaming experiences.
Campaigns that use no less than three forms of media including digital to reach a target audience. Entries must provide evidence of the value added by digital.
This category is for proximity marketing and projects that utilise digital out of home, including interactive billboards and digital installations.
For projects that provide an excellent user experience specific to a mobile platform and campaigns that achieve results specifically through expert use of mobile.
This broad category rewards excellence in applications downloaded to devices, including mobile, tablet, web, watches, set-top boxes.
Celebrating media campaigns that make exceptional use of PPC, affiliate marketing, SEO or associated digital tools and techniques.
This category is open to campaigns or strategies that achieve direct and measurable results for a client via social media channels.
Open to projects that put the user at their heart, delivering an outstanding product, service or experience as a result of careful application of UX principles.
For projects that achieve results via expert use of video through digital channels, including online films, branded entertainment, interactive video.