LONDON 6 January 2011 - The Association of Online Publishers (AOP) opens entry to its 10th Digital Publishing Awards. The awards, designed to celebrate excellence in digital media across AOP’s varied membership, are open for entry from 6 January 2011 and will close 11 March 2011; full details of entry criteria and entry forms here AOP Awards 2011.

The finalists will be announced at the AOP Awards showcase to be held at the Roundhouse, Camden, London on
9 June 2011.

The 19 categories this year include two new awards: Product Team 2011 – a category open to product development and product management teams within a publishing operation; and Ad Ops Team 2011 – open to publishers, agencies and advertising networks who sell or buy online display advertising media. For the first time this year, there will be an overall “AOP Grand Prix 2011” prize which can be awarded by the judges additionally to a winning entry.

Tim Faircliff, AOP Chairman and General Manager, Consumer Media, Thomson Reuters “We’re pleased to open the 2011 AOP awards for entries. While the key awards for Consumer and Business Digital Publishers are popular, and Digital Editorial Individual category is always keenly fought; overall, we feel these awards reflect and applaud the diversity and talent within the UK publishing industry. The new categories for Product Team and Ad Ops Team are indicative of the importance of, and recognition of the key skills, these teams bring to the industry and to our members’ businesses. The Innovation category is a chance to acknowledge the new, imaginative and original use of media or technology. We’re looking forward to a great night in June to commend and reward all that is great in UK digital publishing and celebrate the first decade of the AOP awards.”

Further information from:
Lorette Nettar, PR, AOP – 07968 521 684 /

About AOP
The UK Association of Online Publishers (AOP) is the industry body representing online publishing companies that create original, branded, quality content. AOP champions the interests of companies from newspaper and magazine publishing, TV and radio broadcasting, and pure online media. The AOP raises awareness, and addresses concerns relating to all areas of online publishing to industry and Government; covering topics such as paid-for-content, online subscription models, data protection, copyright, content management, new technologies and audience measurement. AOP publishes original research including the annual Census now in its seventh year. It also hosts forums, conferences and events, where members can debate issues, meet peers and network.

The AOP hosts two annual flagship industry events, the AOP Digital Publishing Awards – 9 June 2011, and the AOP Digital Publishing Summit scheduled for 14 October 2010.

AOP Members include AN Media, Bauer Consumer Media, BBC, BBC Worldwide, BSkyB, CBS Interactive, Centaur, Channel 4 New Media, Condé Nast Digital, Economist Group, Financial Times, Future Publishing, Global Radio, Guardian Media Group, Haymarket Media Group, Incisive Media, Independent Print Limited, IPC Media, ITV, The National Magazine Company, News International Ltd, PPA, Reed Business Information, Telegraph Media Group Ltd, Thomson Reuters, Trader Media, Trinity Mirror, TSL Education

2/The 10th AOP Awards 2011 Open for Entries

Association of Online Publishers AWARDS 2011
Open for Entry : 6 January 2011


Launch 2011

Editorial team 2011 – Business/Consumer

Research and insight project 2011

Digital advertising sales team 2011

Product Team 2011 – New!

Ad Ops Team 2011 in association with AdMonsters – New!

Commercial Partnership 2011

Innovation 2011

Cross-media project 2011

Ad Technology Platform 2011

Use of Mobile 2011

VoD 2011

Digital Editorial Individual 2011

Website 2011 – Business/Consumer

Independent Digital Publisher 2011

Digital Publisher 2011 - Business/Consumer

Published on: 10:46AM on 6th January 2011