Thursday, November 03, 2005

Digital Media Awards 2006

Digital Media Awards 2006
Call for entries for the 2006 Digital Media Awards to be held in February.
Deadline is Wed 7th December.
4 entries for price of 3 so move quickly.


Brian O'Neill said...

Any award where you have to pay to enter has no credibility at all.

11/03/2005 03:58:06 PM  
Alan O' Rourke said...

They get you either way. Either upfront or when you have to pay for a table at the end.
But i agree, its a barrier for entry and may exclude some of the more deserving entries so cant realy claim to be reflective of Digital Media in Ireland.

11/03/2005 04:08:29 PM  
Jonathan Heron said...

Are these awards regarded in the same way as the Golden Spiders, or do they have their act together?

While I'm inclined to agree that awards you pay to enter may lack credibility I know of an exception to that (and I'm sure there are more): the GDBA's Irish Design Effectiveness Awards.

I single out the IDEAs out because they are evaluated almost entirely on measured effectiveness relative to the goals of the project, which really appeals to me. Where the Golden Spiders limit you to writing in a paltry 400 word description of the project and set out no requirements for what that description should consist of, the IDEAs require a 1000+ word submission that details specified aspects of the project. The visual appearance of the design actually only accounts for a minority of the score.

Mind you, the downside to the IDEAs is that the effectiveness of some projects cannot be easily measured (if at all), and even it can be measured, some clients are loath to disclose figures to outside parties.

(BTW, the IDEA awards night is next Thursday).

I respect the ICADs as well. Again, they are pay-to-enter, but they aren't afraid to refrain from awarding prizes under a given category if they feel none of the submissions are up to scratch. That speaks volumes about their ethos; the awards certainly don't come across as solely a revenue generation scheme.

11/04/2005 12:07:20 PM  
Alan O' Rourke said...

That's great to hear Jonathan.
By the way are the IDEA awards open to all or only GDBA members?

11/04/2005 12:35:09 PM  
Jonathan Heron said...

They are open to all comers, but I'm not sure if the GDBA do much advertising of the fact.

The deadline for submissions has now closed though and the awards are taking place next week. Wish us luck – we've submitted a few projects.

11/04/2005 03:02:04 PM  
Alan O' Rourke said...

Cool, good luck :)
Any samples you can post up here? Not enough print stuff coming through my mail box.

11/04/2005 03:26:17 PM  
Jonathan Heron said...

Might have some samples, we'll see how we do on the night :-D

11/04/2005 04:34:23 PM  

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