4th Screen Nation Digital is Media Awards 2017/18 Announcement & Open for Entries

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Celebrating its 4th edition, the Screen Nation Digital is Media Awards is now established as the definitive benchmark recognising black British excellence and innovation in digital media. This unique awards show is set to return early next year on Sunday 14th January 2018 at its new home of Tiger Tiger right in the heart of London’s west end.

Fronting the show will be two very diverse but distinct creative talents; actor, writer, producer and all around loveable dad, Nii Odartei Evans who hosts alongside actress, writer and twerk fitness guru Kelechi Okafor.

These two dynamic talents have carved out highly respected careers for themselves with their unique brand of creative energies that has seen them make constant appearances across most UK broadcasters, mainstream press and social media, to now fronting these prestigious awards.

The Digital is Media Awards which are open to professional and non-professional content creators, online publishers, editors and creative on screen talents has launched its Call for Entries and is seeking final entries (ends Tues 5th Dec, 12pm).

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Full details of the 2017 categories and nominations to be voted for by both the public and nominees alike including Favourite Web Series, Short Film, Online Presenter, Web Series and Fav Podcast are announced on Friday 8th Dec across social media. Screen Nation judges also bestow up to four Special Achievement Awards recognising outstanding efforts and innovation in the digital landscape.

Previous winners have included some of Europe’s leading digital creative talents, such as multi-millionaire SBTV founder Jamal Edward MBE, sensational fashion & beauty lifestyle vlogger Patricia Bright, online giant GRM Daily and famed online comic A Dot Comedian, as well as rising international cultural brands such as Gal Dem, and unstoppable content creator Kayode Ewumi.

The 4th Screen Nation Digital is Media Awards 2017 are sponsored by Venue Partner: Tiger Tiger London (@TigerLondon) and supported by film, TV & digital industry Online Media Partner: Scene TV (@Scene_TV); Online Media Partner: The Fempire Collective (@WeAreFempire); Creative Event & Styling Partner: INOIR (@_INOIR_); celebrity Hair & MakeUp Partner: Latenda Hair (@LatendaHair) and newly appointed Creative Content Production Partners: PIR Cineart(@PIR_Cineart) and Visionary Entertainment (@VisionaryEntUK)

Angelica Bagot aka GeGe, the high energy creative online entrepreneur and newly appointed Creative Director of the next awards ceremony, who has been given the unenviable mission of taking the event to the next level said:

“The Screen Nation Digital is Media Awards is very close to my heart and I am so proud that it has grown to become an important annual event honouring many of the UK’s leading content creators. As the only awards platform dedicated solely to black British online work, I’m both humbled and excited to contribute to cheering on and helping raise the profile of these awards through showcasing the incredible work being created by these digital innovators.”

Angelica ‘GeGe’ Bagot (@TribalUnicorn) described by Hiive (the professional network for creatives run by Creative Skillset) as one of the top 21 Creatives to Watch in 2018 is the founder of female entrepreneur empowerment network The Fempire Collective and online gift company @TribalUnicornUK. A highly connected content creator who has written, produced, directed and acted in short films and is ever present at all the top social media events and GeGe has worked in branded content with Oxfam, Topman, The Brits, 1xtra Future Sounds, Sky Arts Guitar Star, BBC’s Best Before and more. She now works as Social Media Production Manager at Bauer Media home of brands as diverse as 4 Music, Empire, Heat and Magic.

Kelechi Okafor – Host
NiiOdartei Evans – Host

With the constant debate around the lack of inclusion across mainstream media channels, the Awards is a positive response providing emerging voices with a platform that recognises and rewards the wealth of talent succeeding in the digital arena.

Public submissions, peer voting, live audience recognition and live streaming create a powerful combination that set the Digital is Media Awards apart from every other in the market.

As the new digital era continues to grow from strength to strength, the Digital iS Media Awards have never felt more relevant. Digital-is Media-is our Reality.

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