LDF Awards Nominations Are Now Open!

We are thrilled to announce the return of the Leeds Digital Festival Awards for 2021. 

Hosted in partnership with Amsource and Ward Hadaway, the LDF Awards recognise the wealth of talent within the city, and celebrate all that the Leeds Digital sector has to offer. Our hope is that this year will see the return of the Awards in-person, having been forced (like everything else!) to move online in 2020. Regardless of where and how the Awards take place though, we know that providing a platform for Leeds’ best and brightest to be recognised is always going to be a worthwhile endeavour.

“We’re excited to announce the return of the Leeds Digital Festival Awards. Each year, we highlight the incredible talent and innovation we have in the region and come together on the awards evening to celebrate the nominees and winners. We can’t wait to see everyone in person at this year’s Awards.”

Stuart Clarke, Festival Director of the Leeds Digital Festival

This year’s judging panel will be formed of some firm favourites and a couple of new faces, too. Returning to the panel is Eve Roodhouse – Chief Officer for Economic Development at Leeds City Council, where she’s responsible for delivering the city’s Inclusive Growth Strategy – and award-winning journalist and Deputy Business Editor for the Yorkshire Post, Greg Wright

New to the judging panel but certainly no stranger to the LDF Awards, after bagging the title of ‘One to Watch’ in 2020, is Rachel Skelton (Software Engineer Team Lead at Covea Insurance). And rounding off the panel is Rashik Parmar MBE, Vice President of Technology (EMEA) at IBM and board member of the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership. 

This year’s awards will invite our panel to recognise achievements across nine different categories, including; 

“The Leeds Digital Festival Awards are community awards, focussed on highlighting all that is great about the tech scene in the Leeds city region.  Always free to enter and free to attend, they shine a spotlight on the companies, products, innovation and people in the sector for all that they have achieved over the previous year.  We’re in changing times and the last 12-18 months have been challenging, but amongst this there have been some huge successes and we can’t wait for these stories to be told at the 2021 LDF Awards.”

Andrew Maeer, Founder & CEO of Amsource

You can submit your nominations for the 2021 Leeds Digital Festival Awards here and find more information on this year’s judges, award sponsors and previous winners here.

Nominations close on Wednesday 18th August, and will only be recognised if the form has been submitted in full – so make sure you add in all the relevant information before you hit submit. Best of luck!

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