BIMA Awards

How to enter

Entering the awards

Join over 30 years of history and become a revered BIMA Award winner

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.

Entry prices are the same across all categories, although Advance Jury Prize Awards cannot be entered directly. Submit three or more entries and receive a 10% discount.

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) during the early bird period only, which ends 18 April. Please note, you CANNOT use your free entries to enter the BIMA Advance Award category – any entries in this category must be paid for in full, unless you are a BIMA member entering BIMA Advance Award for Startup of the Year.

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. If you’re part of an agency or in-house team that has produced wonderful work during the last 12 months, we want to hear about it.

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Price guide | Additional surchage starts 22nd May

Members with turnover above £1m per annum

£250
  • Two free entries – you cannot use your free entries to enter the BIMA Advance Awards & MUST be used during early bird period.
  • Entries are charged at £250 plus VAT.

Price after surchage: £300

Members with turnover below £1m per annum

£250

 

  • One free entry – you cannot use your free entry to enter the BIMA Advance Awards & MUST be used during early bird period.
  • Entries are charged at £250 plus VAT.

Price after surchage: £300

Startup members (operational for under 2 years)

£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.
  • Not transferable

Price after surchage: £118.8

Individual members

£250
  • Entries are charged at £250 plus VAT.
  • Not transferable

Price after surchage: £300

Non-members

£345
  • Entries are charged at £345 plus VAT.

Price after surchage: £414

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 2017 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 2018). 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 of British digital from the past year. Work launched and completed since 1 January 2017, 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 2017.
  • 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.