This year the Digital Entrepreneur Awards fall into four categories:
Internet Security is an increasingly important part of any digital project. It's also an area where people are more innovative and forward thinking than ever before.
We're looking for businesses that have spotted opportunities in markets in order to protect users and businesses on the internet. From payment protection systems to firewall technologies, the winning innovation system will identify the importance of security development. Great security innovations leave a legacy that makes the internet a safer place.
This award will be judged on the bold elements that drive e-commerce. Perhaps your business is pioneering the use of e-commerce in a certain sector or, within a competitive online arena you are drawing on innovations that give you a significant advantage. These may be within the user experience or perhaps the technicalities of the payment gateway.
The organisation that wins this award will be offering e-commerce services and innovation that outweighs their competition. What unique tools and functions have you developed and how is this contributing to your bottom line. If you're doing something different and producing great results then we want to hear from you.
The Mobile Web award was introduced in 2011, so much is going on in this field that we could not ignore it from awards celebrating the digital world.
We want to hear what you're doing in this field. It could be a mobile site that is generating a great deal of income or a mobile specific marketing tool that you've developed for your own company or for a client. The key to this award is innovation.
This area has exploded, as have functionality of mobile phones and there is creativity like never before. We want to hear what you're doing differently and what successes you're having.
This award praises the Da Vinci's of the World Wide Web. Judges will look for web developers that understand the users thirst to control their web space and have taken full advantage of encouraging that.
From online media and social networking through to e-commerce, judges will be looking for evidence of new web systems that have resulted in business growth and increased revenue.
Online marketing is fast becoming a favourite for businesses. The winner will show a clear link between the design of a site and the marketing strategies that promote it. The role of design has changed in the face of today's 3.0 web. The sites, look and feel will play a key role for this entrepreneur and the site will play a crucial part in the business's marketing strategy.
Our judges want to see your most creative designs and the results that they've produced. The award can be entered by an individual, a design team or entire company.
This is a very personal award. Designer put their heart and soul into their designs and we want to see designs that reflect this. Inspire us!
Our judges will be looking for internal and external innovation development. Elements to consider are the design and implementation of in-house software that streamlines organisations' working practices and reduces costs, and systems that are designed to improve customer satisfaction. Judges will also look for technological innovations with the impact to become critically important in the wider community.
We also want to measure the impact that the software has had, be it a financial gain, eithical gain or simply something that makes everything run more efficiently.
This award can be entered by individual entrpreneurs, companies using software internally or companies that produce software.
Green credentials should be on the agenda of any thriving modern business, not only will your customers judge you on it but we all have a corporate social responsibility. The winner of this award will promote all aspects of eco-friendly living, but will focus especially on practical technology that will help the economy and society to make a difference through the latest green innovations and developments.
We expect winning entrepreneurs to have taken full advantage of green innovation opportunities to drive long-term growth. Sustainability will be integrated into the companies' core business strategies and innovation efforts. How will you affect climate change leadership during the next decade? Judges will look closely at business models that have developed and nurtured relevant products, services and software.
This a great chance to let you customers and potential new customers know something about your businesses more eithical standing
The Education Entrepreneur of the Year award will go to a leader or leading company who endeavours to offer the knowledge and skills that will motivate and encourage members of society to reach their potential. Through insight, innovation and entrepreneurship entrants should meet social needs, and support others to educate, with imaginative use of new and existing technology.
This awards can be entered by an individual or a company and it can be in reference to a one-off programme or ongoing scheme.
This is a real opportunity to shout about the work your company does or a project that you've been involved in. Technology is designed to make all our lives easier and run more efficiently but entries in this category can be life changing.
Our judges will be looking for someone who has recognised a social problem and has employed entrepreneurial principles to organise, create, and manage a digital venture to make social change. The main characteristics of our social entrepreneur will help strengthen, and support a positive change in their communities.
We want to hear what you did, what results you received and the impact that this project, or charity is predicted to have in the future.
There are lots of digital businesses out there and lots of them are doing extremely well. For this award our judges will recognise the businesses that place the internet at the heart of their operations.
The winner will leverage new technologies in unique ways and utilise the internet as a tool to create commercial opportunities. Great online businesses collaborate with clients and partners by constantly evolving their digital strategies ahead of the competition
The Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award recognises leaders under 30 who have made a mark on their sector in the past year and those whose existing digital record sets them up to be a competitor in their market in the future. This award will go to the outstanding individual who exudes unique vision and leadership qualities within the internet and shows clear development of a pioneering online business.
This is one of the only awards that can't be entered by a company and is specific to an individual. Our judges want to hear what you've achieved, what inspired you to do what you've done and what successes you've experienced. This is a great award to win to help promote your company and your personal expertise
This award will go to the outstanding individual who demonstrates incomparable vision and leadership qualities within a pioneering business. Our judges will be looking for inspirational individuals who have innovatively utilised digital technology to accelerate their businesses and change the status quo in their sector. Aspects to consider are; the innovative strategies implemented to consistently drive the growth curve and the leadership values that underpin your organisation.This award is one of the only awards that can't be entered by a company but is specific to an individual
We want to hear what you've achieved, what inspired you to do what you've done and what successes you've experienced. This is a great award to win to help promote your company and your personal expertise