Call For Entries

Deadline: December 7, 2018

Late Deadline: December 14, 2018

Welcome to the newly consolidated Cablefax Digital & Tech awards! As the industry is streamlining and collaborating, so is Cablefax!

Entries are now open for the annual Cablefax Digital & Tech Awards, honoring those people, shows, and networks who excel in digital content, marketing, advertising, social media, and online content.  Additionally, the Tech categories, we will continue to recognize the outstanding products, strategy, implementation and people in broadcast, cable and digital technology. 

Platforms, teams, and strategies have connected and expanded the industry like never before – have you made your mark? The integration of technology, television, digital and creativity is revolutionizing the industry. Is your brand, company or team a step ahead?

If you answered yes to these questions, it is time to begin your Digital & Tech award entries.

Digital Categories

  • Content & Design

      App for Smartphone
      App for Tablet
      Editorial Excellence
      Graphics/UX Design
      Live Event Coverage
      Live Streaming
      Mobile Experience
      New Product or Launch
      Online Press Center
      Online Short (scripted or unscripted)
      Original Content
      Overall Website - Distributor
      Overall Website - Network – Large (More than 50mln subs)
      Overall Website - Network – Small and Mid-Size (Fewer than 50mln subs)
      Overall Website - Official Show Website
      Overall Website - Regional/Local Programmers
      Podcast or Videocast
      Use of Video/Moving Image
      Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Content
      Website or Microsite Design
      Website Redesign
  • Audience Engagement

      Contest/Sweepstakes/Promo
      Fan Base Cultivation
      Interactive Brand Content
      Online Community
      Online Game/Gamification
      Overall Social Presence
      Social Good Campaign
      Social Media Campaign
      Sponsored Content
      Supplemental Web Content
      Use of Facebook
      Use of Instagram
      Use of Other Social Platform
      Use of Snapchat
      Use of Twitter
  • Advertising / Marketing

      Ad/Ad Series
      Branding
      Content Marketing Campaign
      Digital Marketing Campaign
      Email Communications
      Influencer Campaign
      Integrated Digital Marketing Campaign
  • Digital Innovators & Teams

      Content Marketing Team of the Year
      Digital Hall of Fame
      Digital Team of the Year
      Social Influencer of the Year
      Social Media Dream Team of the Year
      UX Designer of the Year
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    Tech Categories

  • Tech Categories

      AI/Machine Learning
      Blockchain
      Cloud Solution
      Commercial Product, Service or Software
      Connected TV/Smart TV Solution
      Home Automation/Networking/Security Product or Service
      IoT Product or Service
      OTT/SVOD Support Product or Service
      Residential Equipment (set-ops, gateways)
      Residential Software (tablets/smartphone apps)
      TV Everywhere/Authentication System
      Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality
      Wireless/WiFi Solution
  • Communications

      Tech Advertising Campaign
      Tech Sales/Marketing Campaign
  • Innovation A-List

      New Product Award
      Overall Tech Innovation Award
      Tech Partnership
      Technology Exhibit, Display or Stunt
  • Tech Professionals & Teams

      Engineer of the Year
      Innovator of the Year
      R&D Team of the Year
      Rising Star
      Tech Team of the Year
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    Who Should Enter?

    Our team of judges is seeking the best innovative, engaging, interactive and creative digital content of the year in cable, broadcast and beyond. range from digital engagement campaigns – to individual and team excellence – to website development – to social media interaction – to mobile marketing. 

    Additionally, our judges a casting a wide net in our search for the best technology in the industry. What innovations are changing the face of the industry?

    All areas of digital & tech are encouraged to enter, including:

    • Graphic Design
    • UX/UI
    • Advertising
    • Editorial
    • Public Relations
    • Sales
    • Marketing
    • Social Media
    • Videographers
    • Developers
    • Coders
    • Analysts
    • Software
    • Wireless
    • IT Services
    • Security
    • Communications
    • Electronics
    • Industrial Technology
    • Cloud Computing
    • E-Commerce
    • Hardware
    • Internet Software
    • Sustainable Tech
    • and more!

    Third Parties are eligible to compete on behalf of a client; the program is open to national and international entrants.

    Eligibility Requirements

    Eligibility Period for Campaign Categories

    To be eligible, the site, program or campaign must have been active (either in part or full) over the last 12 calendar months (between December 1, 2017 and December 1, 2018). Some of the work must have occurred during this time, but it’s not necessary for it to have been completed during the eligibility period. Your campaign/program can still be in progress in 2018 and beyond.

    Eligibility Period for People Categories

    The achievements must have taken place in the past 12 months.

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    How to Enter

    For each entry, provide:

    • Brief summary that identifies objectives, intended audience, and any unique creative elements (max: 1000 words)
    • Upload results, videos, data.

    Deadlines

    Deadline Information

    The entry deadline is December 7.  Entries submitted between December 8 and December 14, 2018, please add a $230 late fee per entry.  Finalists will be notified in 2019 and honored in the spring in New York City.

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    Entry Fee Information

    The price of each primary entry is $325. If you submit the same entry into multiple categories, the additional fee is $230 per category. Payment in full must accompany the entry. Entry fees are not refundable. Multiple Entries are accepted and encouraged. A single entry can be entered into one or more categories.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • How are the entries judged?
      We evaluate your entry based on the criteria listed in this awards program, including quality of website, originality, creativity and success.
    • How do I increase my chances of winning an award?
      By providing a succinct summary and other supporting material.
    • When will I be notified about the status of my entry?
      You will be contacted by Cablefax staff regarding the status of your entry only if you are named a finalist in the awards program.
    • Is this awards program affiliated with any industry organizations?
      The Cablefax Digital & Tech Awards is an independent competition unaffiliated with any other organization. Your entries are held in strict confidence by the judges and Cablefax.

    Contact

    Questions

    Contact us! We are available Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET

    Mary-Lou French
    301.354.1851

    Kate Schaeffer
    301.354.2303

    Sponsorship

    Olivia Murray
    301.354.2010

    Editorial

    Amy Maclean
    301.354.1760

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