We’re delighted to say that we have received a record number of entries to this year’s Prolific North Awards.
Almost 250 have been submitted, an increase of around 30% on last year, with entries received from a majority of the best-known and most iconic media and creative brands in the North.
The awards ceremony will be held on the evening of Thursday 30 April 2015 and will once again be staged at The Point at Lancashire County Cricket Club. A review of last year’s glittering event, which was attended by over 700 people, can be found here.
Full details about the event and tickets can be found on our dedicated Prolific North Awards website.
The shortlist will be published on Thursday 19 March and in advance of the announcement, Prolific North would like to express its thanks to the 200 plus companies who took the time and effort to submit entries: we wish you the best of luck.
Once again, an outstanding cross-section of key industry figures from across the region makes up the judging panel:
- Richard Frediani, Senior Programme Editor, ITN
- Theresa Lindsay, Marketing Manager, Hitachi Capital Consumer Finance
- Herb Kim, Founder, Thinking Digital Conference
- Paul Mousley, Writer
- Jonathan Oates, External Communications Director, Manchester Airports Group
- Dave Edmundson-Bird, Principal Lecturer, Digital Marketing & Enterprise, MMU Business School
- Jim Hancock, Journalist and Presenter
- Sally Joynson, CEO, Screen Yorkshire
- Andy Barke, Industry Head, Google UK
- Martin Anderson, Creative Consultant
- Andy Green, Andy Green Creativity
- Rob McLoughlin OBE, TV Presenter and Founder, Carm Productions
- Sean Marley, Chair, Creative Skillset’s Northern Media Skills Panel
- Dr Marian Hardey Ph.D, MSc Programme Director, Durham University Business School
- David Wilson, Director, Bradford UNESCO City of Film
- Steve Kuncewicz, Head of IP & Media – Associate, Bermans
- Mark Dickinson, MD, Dickinson Communications
- Sarah Hartley, Editor and Entrepeneur
- Leanne Buchan, Principal Officer Culture & Sport, Leeds City Council
Each judge will be sitting down soon to cast their eyes over just a few categories relevant to their expertise. If there are any conflicts, the judge involved will not participate in either seeing those entries or in the judging process of the said category.
Full details and biographies on all the judges can be found here.
A full list of last year’s winners can be found here, together with all the pictures, tweets and a review from the night.
The shortlist will be announced on Thursday March 19th.