Now in its third year, the Screen Nation Digital is Media Awards seek to recognise black British excellence and innovation in digital media, returning once again on Sunday 11th December at the luxurious The May Fair Hotel, hosted by stars of the moment Joivan Wade, Percelle ‘Percy’ Ascott and Dee Kaate of BBC3’s The JPD Show.

The Digital is Media Awards which are open to professional and non-professional content creators, online publishers, editors and creative on screen talents has launched its Call for Entries and is seeking final entries Mon 7th Nov, 12pm.

Full details of the 2016 categories and nominations to be voted for by both the public and nominees alike including  – Favourite Web Series, Short Film, Online Presenter, Web Series and Grime Music Promo are announced on Friday 11th November across social media. Screen Nation judges also bestow up to four Special Achievement Awards recognising outstanding efforts and innovation in the digital landscape.

Last year’s winners included some of Europe’s leading digital creative talents, such as Olajide Olatunji aka JJ or KSI, the multi-millionaire FIFA game vlogger & rapper; the sensational fashion & beauty lifestyle vlogger Shirley B. Eniang and famed music promo creative Director X, as well as international brands such as Luti Media, and emerging content creators Brothers with No Game.

The Screen Nation Digital is Media Awards 2016 are sponsored by Venue Partner: The May Fair Hotel (@TheMayFairHotel) and supported by film, TV & digital industry Online Partner: Scene TV (@Scene_TV); Radio Partner: The Beat London 103.6FM (@TheBeat1036FM); Promotion Partner: Shuges Media (@Shuges) and newly appointed Publicity & Communications Partner: David Stone Media

Avril Evans, the ex BBC based short form brand director appointed as the 2016 Creative Director said: “This digital media awards platform by Screen Nation has quickly established itself as an important annual event amongst the UK’s leading content creators. As the only awards scheme that focuses solely on black British online work, I’m delighted to have been invited to help shine a light on the tremendous work being created by these digital innovators and giving them the credit they so richly deserve.”

Avril is an award winning content creator who has written, produced and directed for all BBC Terrestrial & Digital channels. Her work has received support from BFI and Film London, she has produced for Germany’s Arte/ZDF, was Creative Director at OH TV, the UK’s leading black family entertainment channel and worked on EastEnders youth spin-off series E20 garnering over 1.5m views on BBC I-Player. Avril has also worked on top BBC continuing dramas Holby City and Doctors and has this year been recognised by leading industry organisation Women in Film & TV.

The awards as always highlights the new born media maker who can wake up, write, cast, crew and fund a project online, record and edit with a mobile device, launch a YouTube channel to distribute the content, design a blog to publicise their work and find an audience via any one of a number of social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Periscope and more.

NOMINATIONS
Nominations announced at 12pm on Fri 11 November across social media having been shortlisted purely from a combination of public submission and pre-selection from the Screen Nation Digital is Media Awards Nomination Committee. The Committee is made up of respected and experienced professionals working in the UK digital industry.

VOTING
Voting will take place at the Digital is Media Awards site at: www.screennation.com/digitalis  Voting opens 1pm Fri 11 November and closes on Wednesday 7th December at midnight. The winner of each category will be selected by a unique combination of peer recognition and public votes. Short Film winner selected by audience vote at the Ceremony.


THE RECEPTION, SCREENING & AWARDS CEREMONY – SUN 11TH DECEMBER
18:00 – 21:00

Limited tickets to the ceremony are found here – Tickets also include entry to the official After-Party which is also the SCREEN NATION CELEBRITY XMAS SOIREE with music from top radio and club DJ’s Mr Shuges and DJ Dave B (Stylish Nights).

SCREEN NATION CELEBRITY CHRISTMAS SOIREE – SUN 11TH DECEMBER
20:00  – 1.00am

Select Guestlist VIP ACCESS. Limited invitations here