You may submit your projects, campaigns and online communication concepts until 2 June 2 2017 (Late Deadline: 09 June 2017, Final Deadline: 23 June 2017) using our password-protected intranet. Any project created or published between July 2016 and June 2017 may participate in the competition. Have a look at our FAQs or contact the Awards team when questions emerge.


The following are eligible to enter the Digital Communication Awards: agencies and companies, associations and NGOs, political parties, institutions and individuals in the field of online communication.

You can apply online by creating an account at

1. Application
For each application, information about the organisation and agency (if applicable) is requested. Submissions will exclusively be digital.

2. General information about the project or campaign
Each submitted entry should contain the following information:
• Summary of the project at a maximum length of 400 characters (including spaces) – Please note: This summary will be published when being shortlisted.
• Time frame of the project

• Budget (not a mandatory field, information will not be published)
• Number of employees who worked on the project

3. Project Description
A short description of max. 2,000 characters (including spaces) must be provided including the following:
• Initial situation leading to the project or campaign
• Objectives of the project
• Strategic considerations
• Details of the implementation
• Summary and measurement of results achieved
• A cover picture representing your  project or campaign (maximum 1 MB)

4. Additional Material and Links
Accompanying materials are limited to three documents. Therefore, additional illustrative material should be carefully selected. Examples of possible illustrative documents are planning documents, press releases, images, PowerPoint presentations (no more than 10 slides) and movies. One document equates to one file. In addition, you can specify up to six links to websites, social media platforms, intranet sites, or online videos.

The deadline for the submissions is 01 June 2018, Late Deadline: 11 June, Final Deadline: 21 June. A surcharge of 90 Euro (late deadline) and 140 Euro (final deadline) applies. There is no disadvantage if you submit for the late or final deadline when it comes to the online voting.

The following formats are acceptable:

For texts: pdf
For images: jpg/jpeg, gif, png
For videos/movies: mov, flv, avi (in the highest possible quality, maximum 50 MB, under 3 minutes, or as a link to a website where the movie can be seen)
For presentations: pdf, ppt (Ideally you convert ppt files to pdf format; maximum of 10 slides)

If you send larger files via WeTransfer, please make sure that the link is valid through 28 September 2018!

Either the client or the implementing agency can apply. Should a client and its agency submit the same project; the submission will be considered as a joint application. In case of being shortlisted or winning, both the client and the agency are named.


Until midnight on 01 June 2018, the first application costs 290 Euro plus VAT and each additional application costs 190 Euro plus VAT. Exempt are applications for categories in the sector “Accomplishment of the Year”. Every application in this category – no matter if it’s the first or additional application – costs 390 Euro.

During the Late Deadline between 02 June and 11 June, every application comes with a late fee of 90 Euro. During the Final Deadline between 12 June and 21 June, every application comes with a final fee of 140 Euro

Invoices will be issued upon receipt of the completed application documents. Sent applications cannot be cancelled. Participation in the categories “Best Bachelor’s Thesis” and “Best Master’s Thesis” are exempt of the submission fee. Tickets for the Award show need to be purchased separately.

Award show

The tickets for the award show can be purchased after publication of the shortlist. The first and second ticket costs 350 Euro plus VAT. Each additional ticket costs 190 Euro plus VAT. Attending the Award show is not mandatory in order to win the Award.

Further fees

There are no costs involved for being nominated or winning the Digital Communication Awards in one of our categories. The trophy, logos, inclusion in our digital winner booklet and the certificate comes free of charge.

Any project created or published between July 2017 and June 2018 may participate in the competition. The major part of the project must have occurred during this time frame, but it is not necessary for it to have been completed during the eligibility period.

As long as your project has been launched in the required timeframe you may enter the competition. Keep in mind that you are asked to present your results in the application. Presenting results of a fairly new project might be tough. In this case, you might want to convince the jury with your strategy and implementation – put some extra effort into these sections of the application form.

Yes, you can receive points in the following rankings:

PR Journal (Germany): 8 points for winning projects / 2 points for shortlist nomination (Austria): 8 points for winning projects / 1 point for shortlist nomination

The number of submissions is not limited. A project may be submitted in different categories.

Again: The first application costs 290 Euro plus VAT, each additional application will be 190 Euro plus VAT until midnight on 1 June 2018. Exempt are applications in the categories in the “Accomplishment of the Year” sector where each application costs 390 Euro plus VAT. Between 2 June and 11 June, each application comes with a late fee of 90 Euro. Between 12 June and 21 June, each application comes with a late fee of 140 Euro.

The nominees of the shortlist will be announced by the beginning of August after the Jury has evaluated all entries. All participants will be informed by e-mail.

All material will remain confidential to the judges. Judges are not allowed to judge any entries submitted on behalf of their company. In case you are shortlisted, we will only publish the short general description of your projects as indicated in your application form.