Digital City Awards 2021: The Shortlist

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by Charlie Spargo

The shortlist for this year's Digital City Awards, part of 2021's Digital City Festival, has been revealed.

The Digital City Awards will be broadcast live from MediaCityUK to the Digital City Network on April 15th to recognise top talent in the digital world. The categories span platforms, projects, teams, businesses and individuals.

This shortlist reflects some of the best from digital, as part of the wider celebration forming Digital City Festival from April 12th - 23rd, all of which is hosted on the network. The two-week festival will be tackling some of the biggest questions in the sector and enable businesses to collaborate and network in a virtual forum.

Registration for Digital City Festival is free, and provides access to the whole network, where the awards ceremony will be hosted. It also features a virtual exhibition showcase, keynotes, Q&As, seminars, roundtables and more.

Thanks should go to the panel of judges who came together virtually to judge this year's Digital City Awards, and pare down the entries to create the competitive shortlists. See them all here.

The individual awards - Digital Leader and Young Digital Leader of the Year - will be decided by a public vote opening soon, in conjunction with the judging panel, and announced on the night of the awards.

Digital City Awards 2021: The Shortlist

Innovation of the Year

Sponsored by AND Digital

  • AppCheck - Advancements in Vulnerability Scanner Capabilities
  • Apposing - Karshare App
  • Autocab - Delivery Point App
  • Future Platforms & First Group - First Bus COVID-19 Bus Capacity Features
  • imagin3d - PixelMax Platform
  • Intersoft & Harrods - Migration
  • Intersoft & Waterstones - Fulfillment Innovation
  • MiQ & Subway - Helping Subway reopen after UK lockdown
  • Pentest People - SecureGateway
  • United We Stream Greater Manchester

Cyber Security Project of the Year

Sponsored by HOST Salford

  • AppCheck - Advancements in Vulnerability Scanner Capabilities
  • Pentest People - SecureGateway Project

AI/Data Project of the Year

  • Modern English - Hyperspace A.I. Exploration
  • Peak - Enhancing customer experience with Decision Intelligence

Cloud Project of the Year

  • Infinity Works & cinch - Building a ground-breaking online platform
  • Perform Partners - Largest Cloud Migration in Europe

VR/AR Project of the Year

Sponsored by HOST Salford

  • Round Midnight - Virtual_Decisions
  • skignz - The station of the future... Now!

HealthTech Project of the Year

The judges have decided not to release a shortlist for this category. The winner will be announced at the award ceremony.

Ecommerce Website of the Year

  • Astound Commerce & Card Factory - cardfactory.co.uk
  • Creode - generousape.com
  • Medichecks - medichecks.com
  • TGG - reverselife.com
  • The Shirt Society - theshirtsociety.co.uk

Digital Marketing Campaign of the Year

Sponsored by MiQ

  • Clicky Media & Raleigh - Powering electric results
  • Florianni & Poke Marketing - #2021istheone
  • Katie Lingo - #Write52
  • Modo25 - Challenging supermarkets and delivering success
  • Mosquito & Horlicks - Moments to Share
  • Mosquito & Nizoral
  • Republic of Media, The Scottish Government & Parent Club - Here For You
  • TGG & Reverse Life

Best Use of Technology - Professional Services

  • Apposing - The Caroo Content Platform
  • Dept & St James's Place - A Scalable Solution for the UK's Largest Wealth Management Firm
  • Opportuni AI - Tenders Made Simple

Best Use of Technology - Ecommerce

The judges have decided not to release a shortlist for this category. The winner will be announced at the award ceremony.

Best Use of Technology - Education

Sponsored by iomart

  • Code Nation - Virtual Learning Environment
  • UNIwise - Digital Assessment - responding to crisis
  • Fantom Factory - Digital eLearning platform on Mars
  • Round Midnight - Virtual_Decisions
  • Twinkl supported by Adyen

Best Use of Technology - Not-for-profit

  • Attach Digital - Stick 'n' Step's Jamstack Website
  • B1G1
  • Foolproof & One Shot Immersive - Designing for next generation medical training in warzones
  • Greater Manchester Cyber Foundry
  • mySociety - Climate Emergency Plans Data Explorer
  • Round Midnight Creative Arts - Virtual_Decisions
  • The High Tide Foundation - Virtual Work Experience
  • The Moscow Department of Information Technology - Charitable Fundraising Service

Tech for Good Award

Sponsored by Dept

  • Future Platforms & FirstGroup - First Bus COVID-19 Bus Capacity Features
  • Good Liverpool
  • Pentest People - SecureGateway
  • Round Midnight - Virtual_Decisions
  • United We Stream Greater Manchester
  • Voicescape & Onward Homes - Engaging with tenants in a global pandemic

Digital Transformation Award

Sponsored by BJSS

  • CDS & Social Work England - Social Work England’s website
  • Connect Internet Solutions & HM Treasury - Government Finance Function Intranet
  • Future Platforms & Domino's Pizza - Domino’s Pizza Digital Strategy
  • Hotter Shoes - Striding into 2021
  • iomart - Transforming The National Lottery Community Fund
  • One iota & Hugo Boss
  • skignz - The station of the future... Now!

Best Digital Team

Best Digital SME

Best Large Digital Company

Best Start-up

Sponsored by Katie Lingo

  • Brand Advance
  • Digia 
  • Jigsaw Digital
  • Modo25
  • Phoboz Interactive
  • Reverse Life

Tech Growth Business of the Year

  • Peak
  • SoPro

The System Integrators Award 

  • Oddsphere - Shipster
  • SocietyWorks & Central Bedfordshire Council

Advisory Firm of the Year

  • ABGI UK
  • AND Digital

Digital Leader of the Year & Young Digital Leader of the Year

The public vote for both these awards will be opening soon to decide the final winners!

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