Organisers of the Essex Digital Awards have opened entry for 2016 on the same day as unveiling a brand new category.
EDA – the first and only scheme of its kind within the county – is now in its third year, following its staggering success since launching in 2013.
And for the first time Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards will be presented for a Website: B2B category at the Winners’ Evening next April.
The new website classification – for companies thriving in the business-to-business sector – will take its place alongside 15 other categories in a new look line-up.
There are now a total of nine website categories as well as “Use of Video for Business”, “Use of Social Media for Business”, “Mobile App” and “Spirit of Essex”.
EDA16 will also see the return of the immensely popular “Blog” awards for “Entertainment” and “Business”.
The “Online Business” category has been renamed “Online Retailer” to offer greater clarity to entrants.
An independent judging panel, made up of digital experts, the media, sponsors and executives from a number of internationally recognized businesses including Sky Sports and Universal Music will decide the winners.
The Essex Digital Awards was set-up to promote and recognise the online achievements of businesses, charities and schools from across the county.
Lookers Volvo Colchester has returned as “Headline Sponsor” for the second year, Freelance SEO Essex are “Associate Sponsor” for the third time and the Essex Chronicle, as media partner, will be giving rolling press coverage for the scheme.
Entry is free and take less than two minutes to complete through the EDA website.
The closing date for entries is February 19, 2016.