The Prolific North Champions Awards 2021: The Shortlist

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by Charlie Spargo

Today we can reveal the full shortlist for the 2021 Prolific North Champions Awards, which celebrate top talent across creative and digital.

The winners at the Champions Awards will be revealed at The Point, Lancashire Cricket Club on September 16th at a high-profile event bringing together professionals from creative, digital, tech, media and marketing.

Judges at the Champions Awards came together recently to refine all the entries and create this shortlist, which features leading businesses, teams, campaigns, projects and platforms. Making it onto the below shortlist is a remarkable achievement, given the calibre of the rest of the finalists named here.

The awards will also name two winners in the individual categories. You have until next Friday (August 27th) to vote to find the Outstanding Contributor and Young Outstanding Contributor to the North - follow this link to cast a vote for your role model in the sector.

You can now book your spot at the awards ceremony, which will bring together hundreds from the sector to celebrate together - with Early Bird tickets available until August 31st. Kicking off at 6:30pm, the event will start with a drinks reception followed by a three-course meal, entertainment, presentation of the awards and the after-party.

What’s more, entries remain open for the rest of the Prolific North Awards season - the Tech Awards, closing on September 10th; and the Marketing Awards, closing on October 8th. Click here to get started.

The Prolific North Champions Awards 2021: The Shortlist

PR Agency of the Year

Sponsored by YouGov

  • Active Profile
  • Brazen
  • Cause UK
  • Roland Dransfield
  • Truth PR
  • Viva

Large Integrated Agency of the Year

Sponsored by CHIEF

Small Integrated Agency of the Year

Large Digital Agency of the Year

Small Digital Agency of the Year

Sponsored by AgencyNXD

Search Agency of the Year

Independent Agency of the Year

Best In-House Marketing Team

Sponsored by Metricomm

  • Corecom Consulting
  • Medical Protection Society Team

Tech Innovation of the Year

Sponsored by Netsells

  • Checkd Development
  • Digital Oracles
  • Pentest People - SecureGateway

Tech For Good Award

  • Alcimi - Data Dashboard - National Emergencies Trust
  • AnonyMind: confidential & flexible mental health services
  • hedgehog lab - How Busy Is Toon?
  • Impact Reporting
  • Netsells & Handheld Health - COVID-19 & COPD Patient Recovery

Media Sales Company of the Year

  • Channel 4 Sales
  • Immediate Media

Production Company of the Year

Sponsored by Brewin Dolphin

  • CHIEF
  • Lizardfish TV
  • MillK The Film Content Company
  • Space Film & VFX
  • Studio 6 Life
  • The Gate Films

Animation / Graphics Company of the Year

  • Flipbook Studio
  • Flow
  • Fuzzy Duck
  • Kilogramme
  • Studio 6 Life

Environmental Champion Award

  • ddroidd - A+++ Software
  • Infosphere - Operationalising Sustainability

Global Reach Award

B2B Campaign of the Year

  • FIG & SRL - The Gamechangers
  • Luma Marketing - Rebelleon
  • Shell & Zircom - Global Trade Rewards Campaign
  • Tailor-Made Media - 'Plastic Isn’t The Problem' for Bright Green Plastics

Small Budget B2C Campaign of the Year

  • Ascensor & Raithwaite Sandsend -Back to Business Campaign
  • Continuous | From Uniform - Rainbow Thursday
  • Dawn Creative - Zen Moved On Campaign
  • First Internet Marketing - Secret Spa launch
  • MillK Media - The Fed's 'F Word' Fundraising appeal
  • North PR - La Dolce Vita with DeliVita
  • Own Your Space - GetClaimsAdvice
  • Silverbean, HelloFresh & TOTUM - Breaking the Mould
  • Mosquito Digital & Vileda - #TeamCleanCommunity

Large Budget B2C Campaign of the Year

  • Channel4, Aldi, UM Manchester & Great British Bake Off
  • Dinosaur / MillK Media - Bupa 'Normal Stories'
  • Evoluted & CarMats.co.uk - Ecommerce Zero to £2.5m Hero in 12 Months
  • Havas Media - BBC I May Destroy You
  • Modern English Digital: Rolling Stones 2020
  • On the Beach - Ready when you are
  • Pokerstars Epic Downtime Campaign with The Sun
  • Polestar & The Times

PR Campaign of the Year

  • Grayling - Cummins Powers the Future
  • J Jackson PR - MISSPAP, DON'T MISS YOUR PAP
  • Natures Menu - Pup-Demic
  • On the Beach takes holidays off the menu
  • Truth PR Limited - Party Delights' Halloween Campaign
  • Wavemaker North - Rising to the PR challenge

Web Development Project of the Year

Visual Production of the Year

  • Anattic - Mental Health Motorbike
  • Flow Creative - BBC Children in Need TV Commercial
  • Flow Creative - Syria Relief - 10 Years of War
  • Lizardfish TV - Finding The Words - Lizardfish TV for BBC Bitesize
  • On the Beach - Ready when you are
  • The Gate Films & Manifest - Tommee Tippee 'The Boob Life'

Audio Production of the Year

  • New Writing North - New Narratives for the North East
  • Roland Dransfield - We Built This City

Advert of the Year

Sponsored By Boutique

  • Channel 4 - 4 Sales #StandAgainstRacism
  • Flow Creative - BBC Children in Need TV Commercial
  • On the Beach - Ready when you are
  • The Gate Films & Manifest - Tommee Tippee 'The Boob Life'

Radio Station of the Year

The judges have decided not to release a shortlist for this category. The winner will be announced on the night.

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