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The Big Chip Awards recognises talent outside London

The Big Chip Awards, recognising excellence in the digital and technology industries in the North of England, will unveil the winners on June 15th, 2017.

Annie Millar founded the Big Chip Awards in 1997, recognising creativity and innovation in areas including animation, search, user experience, eCommerce and digital transformation The event is now the largest digital awards outside London and the longest running in the UK.

Businesses, individuals and students from the Scottish borders all the way down to Derbyshire are eligible to enter the popular awards – whether they are a digital or technology company, studying a related course at university, a freelancer, or an organisation from another sector that has undertaken excellent digital work over the past year.

Chair of the Big Chip Steering Group Shaun Fensom said: “Over its 19 years Big Chip has always been about celebrating the best in digital and tech from the North – from both big businesses and small. That’s why we make the first two entries free of charge. We know this is a very a busy period for many so we’re giving this extra time to make sure everyone has a chance to enter.

Entrants have the chance to triumph in 22 awards in total, including three new categories: Big Chip Transformation Award, Big Chip IoT Impact Award and the Big Chip Leadership Award. The Anthony Wilson award, in honour of the late Tony Wilson, and the Grand Prix award, awarded to the best overall entry, will be chosen from shortlisted entries.

The shortlist will be announced on 27th April 2017, with the Big Chip Awards dinner taking place at Manchester’s Hilton Hotel on 15th June 2017.