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The Digital Media Awards honor nine categories of traditional and emerging communications technologies, including culinary blogs, television, video, audio, and other digital forms.

The Culinary Blog category previously contained in the Bert Greene Awards program has been restructured and is now recognized in the IACP Digital Media Awards.  IACP members and non-members are eligible to enter all categories.

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Digital Media Awards: Categories

Awards are given in nine categories to honor traditional and emerging communications technologies, including culinary blogs, television, video, audio and other digital formats.

Best Commercial Food Instagram Account

This category applies to Instagram campaigns that are commissioned and used in any advertising, branding, or other marketing campaign focused on food or beverage. The account must include a minimum of 20 posts published during 2016, but more will be accepted and reviewed.

Best Personal Food Instagram Account

This category applies to individual Instagram accounts which are not created by or intended for a commercial enterprise. The account must address food or beverage and include a minimum of 20 posts published during 2016, but more posts by this account will be accepted and reviewed.

Culinary Audio Series

Awarded to an audio series originally aired on radio, podcast, or online. Programs may be any length. A series is defined as a minimum of six produced programs; three programs must be submitted for consideration. Entries are judged on presentation, informational value, entertainment value, originality, production quality, and overall excellence.

Culinary Group Blog

A blog authored by a group of individuals, either as an independent entity or an extension of an existing newspaper, web site, television show or retail site. To be eligible in this category, a blog must involve a slate of multiple contributors over the eligible time period. The focus of the blog may be news, entertainment, literary or recipe-driven. This award is meant to recognize the collective strength of these voices in shaping the final editorial product and reader experience. Entrants should submit no less than three URLs that represent at least three writers for the judges’ consideration, although the entire experience of the blog will be considered, and other posts from contributing writers within the eligible time frame are likely to be reviewed.

Culinary Video Series

A series is defined as a minimum of six video programs, primarily focused on culinary instruction, information or entertainment that originally were broadcast on television, in digital format or online within the eligible time frame. Each individual video may be of any length. Three episodes must be submitted for consideration. Entries are judged on efficacy of stated purpose, ability to engage the targeted audience, production quality, information and entertainment value, depth of research, originality, and overall excellence.

Culinary Website

A culinary-related online publication that is produced by one or more individuals. The site can be an extension of other media such as a television show, magazine, or newspaper. To differentiate from a blog, entrants in this category are more likely to be database driven and/or include user-generated content (such as recipes), rather than simply organized by post or in a journal format. The focus of the site may be primarily news, information, entertainment, and may also be a product or retail site. The site may or may not contain recipes. Sites are judged on mastery of language, clarity of purpose, ease of use, overall design, photography, organization, and originality. Entrants must submit three URLs for specific pages/stories for the judges' consideration, although the entirety of the site will be considered.

Narrative Culinary Blog

A culinary-related blog primarily authored by one or two individuals as a personal endeavor independent of another blog or corporate website. The blog should be primarily journal-focused and organized by time-categorized entries that may or may not contain recipes. Blogs are judged on mastery of language, depth of content, clarity of thought, and originality of voice, followed by the strength of research, photography, and design. Entrants must submit three URLs for specific posts for the judges' consideration, although the entire experience of the blog will be considered and other posts within the eligible time frame may be reviewed.

Photo-based Culinary Blog

A culinary-related blog primarily authored by one or more individuals as a personal or career-based endeavor independent of another blog or website. Judges in this category will put the primary weight of consideration into the quality of the photography on the site, followed by overall design, ability to articulate a story visually, originality, organization and ease of use. Entrants for this category may be professional or avocational photographers. The site may or may not contain recipes. In general, blogs submitted in this category should be primarily photos, and make up the majority of the content on the site. Entrants must submit three URLs for specific posts for the judges' consideration, although the entire experience of the blog will be considered and other posts from the eligible time period may be reviewed.

Recipe-based Blog

A culinary-related blog primarily authored by one or two individuals as a personal endeavor independent of another blog or website. The blog must contain recipes and be recipe focused. Blogs are judged on mastery of language, depth of content, clarity of thought, explanatory skills, and originality of recipe development and the quality of the recipes themselves, followed by the strength of research, photography, and design. Entrants must submit three URLs for specific posts for the judges' consideration, although the entire experience of the blog will be considered and other posts within the eligible time period may be reviewed.

Single Food-focused Video

Awarded to a video originally aired on television, digital format or online. Video may be any length, and may focus on news, entertainment (including humor), instruction or other subject. While submissions to this category may have been part of a series, please note that any video entered in the Culinary Series is not eligible to be re-entered into this category. (Both entries will be invalidated.) Entries are judged on presentation, informational value, entertainment value, originality, production quality, and overall excellence.

The Culinary Trust Award for Food Video That Makes a Difference

IACP recognizes that the culinary world in general and food policy in particular have profound cultural and political impacts and that in-depth examination of relevant issues can have far-reaching results in areas such as health and wellness, nutrition, ethics, the environment, and the economy. This category recognizes outstanding writing/videography/photography from a local, regional, or global perspective that may challenge traditional wisdom and potentially highlight the resolution of issues with a view toward establishing new directions. Entries are judged on topicality, scope, depth of research and thought, clarity and coherence, mastery of language, and resonance with the reader.

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