Digital Cinema Media Awards 2016 open for entries

    Author Zoe Aresti

Digital Cinema Media (DCM) is now accepting entries for The Digital Cinema Media Awards 2016, which celebrate and reward the best advertising work showcased in cinema by the media industry over the last year.
The awards, which are now in their second year, are held in conjunction with Campaign. There are six award categories and one overall Grand Prix for the most effective and forward-thinking campaign of the last year, which Starcom Mediavest Group won for their work for Heineken at the inaugural Awards ceremony in 2015.
This year a new award has also been announced, the ‘Best ‘marketing for good’ cinema campaign’, to recognise campaigns that have delivered a tangible and lasting impact for good.
The award categories are: 

  • Best use of dynamic targeting in cinema
  • Best use of cinema in an integrated campaign
  • Best long-term cinema campaign
  • Best newcomer to cinema 
  • Best use of innovation in cinema
  • Best ‘marketing for good’ cinema campaign

The 2016 Judging panel will be chaired by Claire Beale Editor-in-chief at Campaign and consists of a selection of senior industry professionals, including Andy Edge, Commercial Director, ODEON; Daren Rubins, CEO, PHD; Davina Barker, Sales Director, Digital Cinema Media; Gayle Noah, Media Director, L'Oréal; Helen McRae, CEO UK & Chair Western Europe, Mindshare; Jonathan Durden, Co-Founder of PHD, Founder Below the Belt Grooming, Consultant; Josh Krichefski, UK CEO, MediaCom; Justin Skinner, SVP of Marketing, Cineworld; Karen Stacey, CEO, Digital Cinema Media; Kevin Brown, Partner, The Garage Soho; Laurence Thomson, Co-President & CCO, McCann London; Richard Morris, Chief Growth Officer, EMEA, Dentsu Aegis; and Simeon Adams, Partner, Goodstuff.
Karen Stacey, DCM’s CEO, said: “Cinema continues to deliver for advertisers and is becoming an essential part of AV schedules, proving an effective way for advertisers to really build incremental campaign reach and maximise ROI. 
“The Digital Cinema Media Awards recognise the very best in cinema advertising, campaigns with the WOW factor that truly engage and influence people through the unique, uncluttered cinema environment. Last year set the bar high in terms of quality of entries but I’m confident we can surpass that this year and we hope the industry will be keen to show off how they’ve used cinema to produce outstanding results for brands!” 
The awards are free to enter and the closing date for submissions is Friday 15 July. The judging will take place on Monday 5 September and the winners will be announced on Thursday 22 September at a red carpet ceremony at the Ham Yard Hotel. Prizes include a red carpet experience for four people and a cinema screen-time campaign to the value of £100,000.* 
For more details, or to register for updates, hints and tips, go to or email

*To be used in Q1 2017. No barter. Production not included. Limited to 30” copy. All subject to DCM approval. 

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