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Essex Digital Awards 2015: Finalists Announced

5th March 2015
Danielle Haley
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THE finalists of the Essex Digital Awards have been announced with a raft of new categories being added to the competition due to the huge number of entries received.

With entries increasing threefold on last year, in total 16 categories are now being contested in the EDA 2015, the first and only awards scheme to recognise the online achievements businesses, charities and schools from across the county.

Tickets of the Winners’ Evening are now on sale exclusively to finalists until Friday, March 20, 2015. On Monday, March 23, 2015, any remaining tickets will be placed onto general sale.

Should tickets be placed onto general sale, they can be purchased here

www.essexdigitalawards.co.uk/tickets

The Winners’ Evening will take place at the Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester, on April 23, 2015, and will include a sit-down meal, complimentary wine and entertainment from acclaimed TV comedian Mark Dolan…..

The event will be hosted by the broadcaster Robin Bailey.

Tickets are priced at £59.95 + VAT.

The all-new “Blog” category has been split into two, with awards available for “Blog – Business” and “Blog – Entertainment.

A further four website categories have also been added to the contest to cover organisations operating in the worlds of “Sports & Entertainment”, “Tourism & Hospitality”, “Marketing & PR” and “Lifestyle & Culture”.

As with all EDA categories Gold, Silver and Bronze awards will be presented in each.

These are in addition to the popular awards for “Small Business Website”, “Responsive Website” and the flagship accolade “Website”.

The EDA are backed by a range of Essex-based companies including Lookers Volvo Colchester, Freelance SEO Essex, Essex Chambers of Commerce and the Chronicle.

Andy Pritchard, from Premio64, the organisation behind the EDA said: “This year has been so overwhelmingly popular that we were in a position to create whole new categories because we have received so many entries from areas such as the marketing and PR industries.

“This is truly very exciting and a great opportunity for deserving businesses and organisations to be recognised for outstanding work”.

Below is the full list of finalists for the Essex Digital Awards 2015.

The winner of the 16th category, not listed below, will be presented the “Spirit of Essex” award.

It is awarded to recognise an individual or organisation which has gone above and beyond the call of duty for the promotion and betterment of the county of Essex through their digital work.

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BLOG – BUSINESS
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Apples & Pears Clothing
Colchester Borough Council
Fisher Jones Greenwood
PureMotion
Silkstream
Solopress
Wood & Disney

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BLOG – ENTERTAINMENT
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7BitArcade
Allergy Adventures
Greedy Gourmet
Essex Mums
I Am Fabulicious
Love Southend
Six Out Of Ten

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MOBILE APP
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Groupcall Emerge by Groupcall
Leisure World by Colchester Borough Council
Latest Free Stuff
Wood & Disney
Knot The Cat

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ONLINE BUSINESS
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2Dmedia
Allergy Adventures
Charlotte Emily Interiors
Crafty Arts
Ink Drops Boxes
Love Lily Rose
Solopress

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ONLINE MARKETING CAMPAIGN
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2Dmedia
European Medical Journal
Farming Selfies
Globes Homes
Simply Ruth
Thurrock International Film Festival
TTC wetranslate

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RESPONSIVE WEBSITE
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Chase Hattan
Good Vet Guide
iHeart Essex
Liz Lake Associates
SEHBAC by RP2
Spinnaker Global
Sys3

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SCHOOL, EDUCATION OR CHARITY WEBSITE
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Castle Point Joggers by Square Halo
Design Chambers
HAGA
KEGS Digit by Twist Interactive Design
Pain Toolkit
St Mary’s School for Girls, Colchester
White Rhino Solutions by Scott Harrington Web Design

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SMALL BUSINESS WEBSITE
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Allergy Adventures
Get Clients Fast
Green Pulse Energy
Ink Drops Boxes
The Lampshade Company
Polar Creative
William Beard Flooring

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USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS
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Essex Boys & Girls Clubs
Essex County Fire & Rescue Service
Essex Mums
Haven House Childrens Hospice
Niki ’n’ Sammy
Sugar Hut Village
Truly Chocolates

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USE OF VIDEO FOR BUSINESS
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Allergy Adventures
Birkett Long
Blackwing Aerial Services
Colchester Borough Council
LSW Health
PureMotion
Solopress

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WEBSITE
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Colchester Borough Council
European Medical Journal
Fisher Jones Greenwood
Green Signals Consulting
Jade’s Flowers by Skyblue Creations
Keith Ashton Estates
SEHBAC by RP2

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WEBSITE: SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT
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7BitArcade
Essex Boys & Girls Clubs
GT Creative Studio
Louise Byrne Music
LSW Health
Scene II Performing Arts Academy
The Social Golfer

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WEBSITE: MARKETING & PR
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Bright Lights Creative
Bulldog Digital Media
Electrication
Graphic Evidence
Megan Hutchinson
Monitor Audio by Enovate Design
School Website

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WEBSITE: LIFESTYLE & CULTURE
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Art of Essex
Charlotte Emily Interiors
Crafty Arts
Farming Selfies
Perrywood Garden Centre & Nurseries
Six Out Of Ten
Thurrock International Film Festival

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WEBSITE: TOURISM & HOSPITALITY
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BillericayEssex.co.uk
Greedy Gourmet
iHeart Essex
Love Southend
Idea13
Orsett Hall