BIMA Awards

How to enter

Entering the awards

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Cost of entry

The BIMA Awards are the longest standing and most prestigious digital awards in the UK. We seek to support and encourage the work in the British digital sector that is pushing the limits of what is possible, making a difference in business, culture and society. Entries to all of our categories are priced the same although our Advance Jury Prize Awards cannot be entered directly. You don’t need to be a member of BIMA to enter the BIMA Awards but membership will entitle you to up to two free entries (excluding entries into the Advance Awards).

This year more than ever we are actively encouraging submissions from brands and organisations of all shapes and sizes to ensure we achieve representation right across the industry. We want to hear from agencies and in-house teams about all of the wonderful work they have been producing over the past 12 months. To find out more about joining BIMA please call us on 020 3538 6607.

All entrants are eligible for a 10% discount when submitting three or more entries. Please note, you CANNOT use your free entries to enter into the BIMA Advance Award category – any entries in this category must be paid for in full, except for those that have a BIMA startup membership.

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Price guide

Members with turnover above £1m per annum

£250
  • Two free entries – you cannot use your free entries to enter the BIMA Advance Awards.
  • Entries are charged at £250 plus VAT.
  • Enter three or more entries and receive a 10% discount off all further entries.

Members with turnover below £1m per annum

£250

 

  • One free entry – you cannot use your free entry to enter the BIMA Advance Awards.
  • Entries are charged at £250 plus VAT.
  • Enter three or more entries and receive a 10% discount off all further entries.

 

Startup Members

£99
  • One free entry – this can be used to enter the BIMA Advance Award for Startup of the Year.
  • Entries are charged at £99 plus VAT.
  • Enter three or more entries and receive a 10% discount off all further entries.
  • Not transferable

Individual members

£250
  • Entries are charged at £250 plus VAT.
  • Enter three or more entries and receive a 10% discount off all further entries.
  • Not transferable

Non-members

£345
  • Entries are charged at £345 plus VAT.
  • Enter three or more entries and receive a 10% discount off all further entries.

What you'll need

There is some information we need in order to judge your work.

Judging info

Your chance to tell the judges why you should win the category you have entered. Include reference to the judging criteria and keep in mind the criterion weighting. NB: We recommend you aim for no more than 750 words.

Synopsis

We ask you to provide a brief blurb (up to 150 words) about your project that (in the event you win a BIMA Award) we will use to publicise your win. Please note that we retain editing rights.

Screenshots

You’ll need to upload up to three good quality (up to 4mb) screenshots or images from the campaign or project. We’ll use them to showcase your work in the event that you win.

Release date

In most cases, you need to tell us when your work went live. The eligibility period runs from 1 January 2016 for projects that are live and we will consider work that is still in beta.

Access

We’ll need a link so that the judges can view your work (to remain live until October 2017). You may provide a supplementary link to, for example, a case study video. Please provide any necessary passwords, usernames or download codes.

Team involved

We’re keen to hear about the team that was involved in creating your entry, whether that be within your organisation or a partner. Please tell us who they are and how they were involved in the project. If you are entering a project that more than one agency worked on, you’ll need agreement in advance about which companies need to be credited. Disputes could jeopardise your win.

Eligibility

The BIMA Awards honour the best British digital marketing or interactive media work in the past year. Work launched and completed since 1 January 2016, which must not have been entered into the BIMA Awards previously – or must have undergone substantial and measurable updates since the last entry. Experimental projects and projects in beta are eligible for entry into the BIMA Awards.

Therefore work entered into the BIMA Awards must:

  • Be digital or have a substantial and significant digital component.
  • Be the work of a British agency, office or organisation and/or for the British market.
  • Have been launched, completed, redeveloped or shown substantial, measurable progress during the eligibility period which runs from 1 January 2016.
  • Have in some way moved the game on and demonstrated how the organisation, product, service, idea is at the vanguard of digital. Though not all BIMA Award categories are innovation focused, across the board, trophies will only be given to work which shows an ambition to experiment, learn, stretch into the unknown.
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BIMA has played an integral role by supporting, promoting and developing the very best of the British interactive industry.

Sarah Mackerman, Google
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