Deadline: Dec 1
Late Deadline: Dec 15
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Digital platforms, teams, and strategies have connected and expanded the industry like never before – have you made your mark?

Entries are now open for the annual Cablefax Digital Awards, honoring those people, shows, and networks who excel in digital content, marketing, advertising, social media, and online content.

Who Should Enter?
Eligibility Requirements
How to Enter
Sponsorship Opportunities
Contact Information

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. Honorees range from digital engagement campaigns – to individual and team excellence – to website development – to social media interaction – to mobile marketing.  

All areas of digital are encouraged to enter, including: 

  • Graphic Design
  • UX/UI
  • Advertising
  • Editorial
  • Public Relations
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Videographers
  • Developers
  • Coders
  • Analysts
  • 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, 2016 and December 1, 2017). 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 2017 and beyond.

Eligibility Period for People Categories:
The achievements must have taken place in the past 12 months.

2017 Digital Awards Categories:

Digital Campaigns

  • Ad/Ad Series
  • Contest/Sweepstakes/Promo
  • Content Marketing Campaign
  • Digital Marketing Campaign
  • Email Marketing Campaign
  • Integrated Digital Marketing Campaign
  • Influencer Campaign
  • Most Measurable Campaign
  • New Product or Launch
  • Online Game/Gamification
  • Social Good Campaign
  • Social Media Campaign

Digital Innovators

  • Content Marketing Team of the Year
  • Digital Team of the Year
  • Social Influencer of the Year
  •  Social Media Dream Team of the Year
  • UX Designer of the Year

Best of the Web Awards

  • Most Innovative Website Development
  • Overall Website
    • Distributor
    • Network – Small and Mid-Size (Fewer than 50mln subs)
    • Network – Large (More than 50mln subs)
    • Official Show Website
    • Regional/Local Programmers
    • Technology Partners
  • Website Design
  • Website Redesign
  • UX/UI Design

Screenster Awards

  • Graphics
  • Use of Live Streaming
  • Live Event Coverage
  • Original Content
  • Online Short (scripted or unscripted)
  • Podcast or Videocast
  • TV Everywhere/Authentications App (Operator)
  • TV Everywhere/Authentication App (Programmer)
  • TV Everywhere Technology (Vendor)
  • Use of Video/Moving Image
  • Virtual Reality Content

Community Awards

  • Blog or series of Blogs
  • Editorial Excellence
  • Fan Base Cultivation
  • Interactive Brand Content
  • Overall Social Presence
  • Supplemental Web Content
  • Sponsored Content
  • Use of Facebook
  • Use of Instagram
  • Use of Snapchat
  • Use of Twitter
  • Use of Other Social Platform

Mobile Awards

  • App for Smartphone
  • App for Tablet
  • Mobile Experience
  • Mobile Marketing Campaign

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/Entry Fees

Deadline Information:

The entry deadline is December 1.  Entries submitted between December 2 and December 8, 2017, please add a $230 late fee per entry.  Finalists will be notified in 2018 and honored the spring in New York City.

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 Awards is an independent competition unaffiliated with any other organization. Your entries are held in strict confidence by the judges and Cablefax.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Winners will be honored at a celebratory event in Spring 2018

Want to Sponsor the event?

Contact your sales rep: Olivia Murray


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

Mary-Lou French, 301-354-1851

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