The third edition of Digipub Awards was held at a glittering ceremony at The Westin, Gurugram last evening. Organised by afaqs!, the awards are a part of Digipub World, which is the first and only business event focused exclusively on web publishing.
At the ceremony, Sreekant Khandekar, curator, Digipub and co-founder, afaqs!, shared that the number of entries this year grew by 33 per cent over last year. He also mentioned that the growth in the number of entries was driven by increased participation by Indian language publishers.
During the course of the evening, 24 Gold, 19 Silver, six ‘Website Of The Year’ and two ‘App Of The Year’ awards were given away. In each category, entries were classified by language - English and Indian. The Quint dominated the evening with a total of 11 metals - six Gold and five Silver. BBC Hindi and ALTBalaji won two Gold each and while the former bagged as many Silver, the latter took home three.
In the Best Article/Video Feature category, The Quint won Gold for its ‘The Making of Lynchistan: Killing in the Name of the Cow’ entry. Its ‘Sandesh to a Soldier’ entry won a Gold in the Best Audience Engagement on site. The Quint also won Gold for ‘Me, the Change’ (Best Brand Partnership), Trials of Trans-ition (Best Podcast), ‘Lok Sabha Election Results 2019’ (Best User Experience).
CNBC-TV18 won a Gold in the ‘Best Article/Video Feature’ category for its ‘CNBC-TV18 Disruptors’.
Bloomberg Quint bagged three metals, one for Best Brand Partnership entry for 'Pursuits by Skoda' and another one in Best Interactive Story for ‘Next.Decoded’. Bloomberg Quint’s, 'Pursuits by Skoda' bagged another Gold in the ‘Best Use of Video’ category. iDiva also pocketed a Gold in the ‘Best Use of Video’ category for its 'South Delhi Aunties' entry.
Jagran New Media’s 'Sit With Hitlist' (Kangana Video Interview) won Gold in the 'Best Interview' category.
Gold in the ‘Best Use of Native Advertising’ went to Vice Media for their 'Men for 2.0 - Titan Octane’ entry. Network18’s, ‘Button Dabao Desh Banao' took home Gold in the ‘Best Use of Social Media’ category.
The Quint - Chhattisgarh Elections 2018: Village that Inspired ‘Newton’ Still Awaits Change (Best Article/Video Feature)
Vice Media - Sex Rated (Best Article/Video Series)
ALTBalaji - Breast Buffer (Best Audience Engagement on Site)
Arré - HDFC Presents Dishaheen Navyuva Helpline For Clueless Millenials (Best Brand Partnership)
ALTBalaji - Breast Buffer (Best Innovation in Publishing)
BBC News Hindi - Price calculator: Are you paying more for your daily life products? (Best Interactive Story)
Mathrubhumi, Mr. Krishnarajeev (Fukru) interview (Best Interview)
Vice Media - C se Crime (Best Podcast)
Aawaz.com - Krishna ki Nagri Mathura aur Vrindavan (Best Podcast)
BBC News Hindi - How many promises did the Narendra Modi Government keep? (Best user experience)
Bloomberg Quint - Website of the Year (Business)
ALTBalaji / White Rivers Media - Website of the Year (Emerging)
The Quint / Quintillion Media - Website of the Year (General News and Features)
Pinkvilla - Website of the Year (Lifestyle, infotainment, sports, entertainment)
BBC News Hindi - Website of the Year (General News and Features)
Hoichoi - Website of the Year (Lifestyle, infotainment, sports, entertainment)
Dainik Bhaskar (Indian Languages)