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2020 Mainframe awards nominations

 

We know that some of the UK’s most talented digital & creative businesses call Derby and Derbyshire home.

The Mainframe Awards are an unprecedented opportunity to highlight and celebrate these talented creatives and their work.

Mainframe is part of The Big House, a collaboration providing sector specific support to digital and creative people across Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire.

KEY DATES

Submissions Open: Friday 29th November 2019
Submissions Close: Friday 31st January 2020
Shortlist Announcement: Friday 28th February 2020
General Ticket Release: Friday 6th March 2020
Awards Night: Thursday 30th April 2020

 

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Please note: In order to ensure we have a good representation of applications across the Mainframe community please can we ask you limit your submissions to a maximum of two categories.

Award categories

 PUTTING DERBY/DERBYSHIRE
ON THE MAP

An award that's particularly close to our heart's. The winner will be someone making us proud in how they are flying the flag for our region.

CREATIVITY FOR
GOOD

The winner will be able to demonstrate how their product, project or organisation has contributed to the betterment of lives through creative means; both locally or further afield.

Family
Participation

Do you help local families participate in digital and creative activities? Do you create products or services aimed at getting more families in our region involved in art and culture? If so the judge would like to hear from you.

Emerging Digital/CREATIVE Star
(Under 25)

Recognising an individual under the age of 25 who has made an impact on the digital/creative landscape in Derby & Derbyshire. The region’s success in the digital arena depends on talent staying in our region and the judge will look to reward the best and brightest young people for their efforts.

Best DIGITAl/CREATIVE
Start Up

A company or organisation that has launched in the last three years and has already found a strong and loyal following, customer base or audience. The winner will have bold ambitions and clear evidence their growth plans have got off to a solid start. The judge will be looking for bright, adaptable firms not afraid of challenging the established order.

Best Digital or Creative
Upscaler

Are you an entrepreneur who’s business has seen rapid growth and expansion? Has your success exceeded even your own expectations? Trading for more than three years your bold plans will be paying off.

Make
& T
rade

Derbyshire is a hive of wonderful people who make, craft & produce. This Award will recognise someone continuing this proud tradition, selling on a small scale and making locally.

Digital
Disruptor

Is your business or product challenging the established order within your market and winning recognition and customers? The judge will be looking for companies who are doing something different and making it work.

Mainframe
Unsung Hero

Is there an unsung hero in your office? Do you know someone who usually flies under the radar but is actually a digital or creative workhorse? Now's the chance to help them shine - nominate them for the unsung hero award.

DIGITAL AMBASSADOR OF
THE YEAR

Voted for by you the Mainframe Community. The Digital Ambassador will be champion for Derby/Derbyshire, focused on making the city and region a great place for digital & creative businesses to set-up and thrive.

MEET THE JUDGES

We have another amazing selection of judges for the Mainframe Awards 2020. Full list of judges to be announced in January 2020.

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PUTTING DERBY/DERBYSHIRE
ON THE MAP

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CREATIVITY FOR
GOOD

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Emerging Digital/CREATIVE Star
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Best DIGITAl/CREATIVE
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Best Digital or Creative
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Make
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Unsung Hero

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Family
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