Digital Cinema Media Awards 2019 deadline extended

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The deadline for this year’s Digital Cinema Media Awards has been extended, meaning those planning to submit their best cinema campaigns from the past year have even more time to enter. The new deadline for entries is Friday 26 July 2019.

Now in their fifth year, the annual Digital Cinema Media Awards, held in partnership with Campaign, celebrate and reward the best advertising work showcased in cinema by the media industry. The winners will be recognised at a red-carpet ceremony held at the Ham Yard Hotel in September.

The competition consists of six award categories and one overall Grand Prix prize for the most effective and forward-thinking campaign. This was won by Coty Consumer Beauty UK and Zenith in 2018 for Max Factor’s ‘Putting a Spotlight on the Leading Ladies of Cinema’ campaign, which over a nine-month long period created bespoke content for cinema that recreated the looks of the leading ladies of two of 2017’s biggest blockbusters: Murder on the Orient Express and The Greatest Showman

The competition continues to expand, reflecting cinema as one of the most exciting growth media channels. This year, the competition has two new categories to recognise the ways advertisers are creating bespoke content for cinema, as well as how cinema has become an integral part of an advertiser’s launch campaign.

In 2019, the full list of award categories are as follows:

  • Best use of cinema (small)
  • Best use of cinema (large)
  • Best bespoke for cinema campaign
  • Best cinema launch campaign
  •  Best use of innovation in cinema
  • Best ‘marketing for good’ cinema campaign

Once again, DCM and Campaign have assembled an esteemed panel of industry experts to judge the entries, with key figures across the industry represented, as well as members of the company’s in-house leadership team.

The 2019 judging panel will again be chaired by Claire Beale, Global editor-in-chief at Campaign, and includes:

  • Andrew Stephens, Founding Partner, Goodstuff
  • Charlotte Kernohan, General Manager Advertising and Partnerships, and Jet2holidays
  • Claire Hilton, Managing Director, Global Brand & Insight, Barclays
  • Clare Peters, Executive Director, MGOMD
  • Davina Barker, Sales Director, Digital Cinema Media
  • Hamid Habib, UK Managing Director, Starcom
  • Jo Sutherland, CEO, Carat UK
  • Jon Wilkins, Exec Chairman, Karmarama and Managing Director, Accenture Interactive
  • Karen Stacey, CEO, Digital Cinema Media
  • Lindsay Turner, CEO, Blue449
  • Marie Oldham, Chief Strategy Officer, VCCP
  • Mark Bowles, Marketing Director, PlayStation
  • Mark Howley, Chief Operating Officer, Publicis Media
  • Matt Adams, CEO, Havas UK
  • Maud Cant, Head of AV, MediaCom Edinburgh
  • Satin Reid, Joint Managing Director, MediaCom
  • Verica Djurdjevic, CEO, PHD UK

The awards are free to enter and the new closing date for submissions is Friday 26 July. The judging will take place on Tuesday 3 September and the winners will be announced on Wednesday 18 September at a red-carpet ceremony at London’s 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 2020. No barter. Production not included. Limited to 30” copy. All subject to DCM approval.