On Friday 17th June, we welcomed 350 digital professionals to the Park Plaza Riverbank in London, where we held our 5th UK Digital Experience Awards.
With a record number of Finalists and Judges, the stage was set for a memorable day – and it didn’t disappoint.
— Claire Bonniol (@ClaireBonniol) July 12, 2019
Throughout the morning, Finalists presented their initiatives in front of 19 independent judging panels. Many presentations were open to other attendees, who took advantage of this opportunity to learn expert strategies on improving the digital experience.
With time in between presentations, guests took the chance to network with other digital professionals and share best practice.
Presentations complete at the @UKDXAwards. Really pleased with how it’s all gone and looking forward to the afternoon. Best of luck to all involved #teamsysdoc @Nik_Hannay @clarebuglerhill @guysorrill @TalwynW pic.twitter.com/54KJWNQVY0
— Nik Hannay (@Nik_Hannay) July 12, 2019
We’d also like to thank all of our expert judges, who did such a thorough and fair job of assessing the entries. Their insights will go into Feedback Reports for every Finalist, giving them constructive feedback on their entries and advice on how to improve.
— Mark Stodgell (@stodgeblog) July 12, 2019
As guests filed into the ballroom for the luxurious gala lunch and Awards ceremony, we were treated to an exhibition of magic from Britain’s Got Talent Finalist and member of the Inner Magic Circle, Ben Hart. He astonished audience members with his inexplicable tricks and also proved an engaging and charming host of the Awards themselves.
— SB Animation (@slicedbreadanim) July 12, 2019
In our charity raffle for Barnardo’s, we were very pleased to raise £4100, contributing to our total of £11135 so far this year. This money will go towards helping vulnerable young people regain control over their lives.
When it came to the announcing the winners, 23 categories reflected the many aspects of digital experience in need of recognition. The standard of entries was exceptionally high, and it was fantastic to see the joy that winning brought to hardworking teams and organisations. You can see the full list of winners here.
We have scooped up 3 more awards for the Blue Badge digital service!! Today at the UK Digital Experience Awards #DXA19 we won SILVER for Not for Profit & Charity (including public services), SILVER for Transport/ Leisure/ and Tourism and GOLD for Best Digital Team 🎉 #HappyFriday pic.twitter.com/ciF4lS3kt8
— Valtech UK (@Valtech) July 12, 2019
Special mention goes to our Overall Winner, Swimtime UK. With a team of just five people, they have developed a remarkably user-friendly website that enables thousands of parents across the country to book swimming lessons for their children. It was inspirational to see that any initiative can win at the Awards, as long as you can demonstrate its value to the judging panel.
Booking for next year’s edition of the Awards opens on 23rd November. We can’t wait to see you there!
For more digital experience stories from Awards International, click here.