The deadline to enter the inaugural Digital City Awards is approaching

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**UPDATED - the Digital City Awards venue has changed to the Albert Hall**

The first-ever Digital City Awards form a central part of the Digital City Festival week in March - and entries are closing very soon.

The awards ceremony will recognise digital excellence from across the country and beyond, hosted on March 12th at the Albert Hall in Manchester. With the deadline arriving this Friday, January 17th, there's not much time left to get your work in front of our illustrious judging panel. It includes Liam Bateman, Silverchip CTO; Matt Whalley, Head of Delivery at BJSS; and Kevin Ward, Head of Retail Sales at Klarna.

Categories for the awards include the Responsible Tech Award, Cloud Innovation Project of the Year, and Digital SME of the Year - see them all here. Judging takes the form of a rigorous, two-step process, with the full shortlist revealed right here on February 13th.

The awards will close the second day of Digital City Expo - two days' worth of exhibition and conference at Manchester Central Convention Complex, where thousands will come together to network and collaborate. It brings togther Marketing Show North, Tech Show North, eCommerce Show North and the new Media Zone - all in one place.

Digital City Festival, within which the Digital City Awards sit, will recognise forward-thinking work in digital and technology - featuring not only the large-scale expo on March 11th and 12th, but a wide range of fringe events including chances to network, panels, and opportunities to learn.

The entirety of the diverse digital scene will convene in Manchester between March 9th and 13th, for the opportunity to collaborate, socialise and see everything that's on the horizon in the sector.

On the evening of the awards, ticket holders will get a free drink on arrival and three-course meal, before the awards get underway. It will offer a unique experience to relax and network with people from across the board.

Early bird tickets are available until February 21st - book now!

Speaking in 2019, Festival Director Martyn Collins said, "The Digital City Awards... is set to be a fantastic evening. What better way to get yourself in front of potential new business partners than to win one of the first-ever Digital City Awards, or at the very least, enjoy a three-course dinner, drinks and networking with the community?"

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