Editor’s top tips
1 Follow the online instructions: Don’t skip this vital step in your eagerness to enter. A few minutes spent perusing the entry guidelines will save you time and maximise your chances of success.
2 Be succinct: Once you have decided on a project to enter for a specific category, consider the key points that made that project special and focus on those points in your nomination. It also helps to give a little background information on the project such as how it came about, what the aims were, and how far the finished project achieved these aims.
3 Be fearless: We know there’s a lot of competition out there and it’s common to feel a tad intimidated. However, fear not! Each nomination is judged on merit and smaller projects stand just as much chance of winning as big budget productions and projects. Originality and quality of execution are key features that the judges like to see.
4 Submit supporting documents or links: The awards judges love being able to see examples of each project. Links to film clips and photos that help illustrate studio upgrades, for example, are a must.
5 Enter more than one category: Remember, you are free to enter as many categories as you like, but you should only submit one entry per category. While you can submit the same project for more than one category, we recommend that you tailor the nomination for each category that you enter.
Entering the awards is easy. Log on to the dedicated Digital Studio Awards website at http://www.digitalproductionme.com/dsawards/ Click on the Nominations tab at the top of the page and familiarise yourself with the subcategories: Awards Categories, Entry Guidelines and Submit Nominations.
When you have prepared your nomination write-up and supporting documents, you can click on the Submit Nominations tab under Nominations. Here, you can copy and paste your write-up into the box provided and upload supporting documents such as testimonials, references, project descriptions, photographs, news clippings, vimeo/youtube links and published articles. These must be collated into a single PDF document no larger than 10MB and submitted with the online nomination.
Nominations are eligible for projects, people or companies that have achieved industry excellence in the broadcast, production and post-production sector between 10th March 2016 – 20th January 2017.