FAQs & Guidelines

FAQs & Guidelines

Who are Digital Leaders?

Digital Leaders is an initiative that has created a shared professional space for senior leadership from different sectors to promote effective, long-term digital transformation. For more information on what we do, visit our website.

How are the winners determined?

Digital projects, initiatives and individuals must submit an application across 10 categories through our platform.

Our judging panel will then have the difficult task of shortlisting the entries to 10 per category, or 100 altogether. The DL100 List will be announced in September. Following the announcement of this list, a public vote is opened to allow the public to choose the winner of the popular vote.

The 10 in each category are then put in a final order by the judges and announced publicly. The top places in the list and the category winners will be announced at an Awards Ceremony as part of Digital Leaders Week in 14 – 18 October.

What is the DL100 list?

The Digital Leaders 100 list was launched in 2013 as a new way to recognise individuals and organisations who demonstrate a pioneering and sustainable approach to digital transformation across the public, private and charity sectors.

When do the entries and nomination close?

Entries and nominations will close on 16 August 2024 at 23:59.

When will the DL100 List be announced?

The 12th DL100 list 2024 will be publicly announced in September when the public vote will open to decide the winner of the coveted ‘People’s Choice’ award.

How do I enter?

Please submit an application via the website. Click one of the buttons ‘ENTER’ or ‘NOMINATE’ found on any page throughout the website.

Is there a charge to enter the awards?

No – entering the Digital Leaders 100 is free.

How do I fill out the ‘title’ and ‘short description’ for my submission?

The title of your entry should be the name of the organisation, initiative or individual that you are entering. The short description should detail (briefly) what it is the organisation/initiative or individual does.

Do you accept entries from outside the UK?

No, unfortunately, these awards are just for organisations, initiatives and individuals based or operating in the UK.

How are the winners decided?

The judging panel decides who will be the winner in each of the 11 categories. Additionally, we also run a public vote to decide the winner of the ‘People’s Choice Award’ – an award that is open to all 100 finalists.

When does the public voting close?

Voting for the Peoples’ Choice Award will close the week of the 14th October 2024.

Are the awards for the organisations or individuals?

Our categories recognise individuals, organisations or a service/product. Please refer to the category description for exact details.

How do I submit a nomination?

Details on how to submit a nomination can be found here.

Is there a charge for submitting a nomination?

No, there is no charge for submitting a nomination.

Can I nominate myself?

If you would like to nominate yourself or your own organisation, please skip straight to the ‘enter’ step by submitting an application here.

Can I submit multiple nominations?

Yes, you are free to submit multiple nominations across all the relevant categories.

Are the nominations anonymous?

Yes, we will not share with the nominee your details or details of your entry.

I have been nominated, what happens next?

We will ask you to ENTER. Start by registering your details for your entry with further information, which will help our Judging Panel and the public select, the top 100 leaders.

Can I announce that I have been nominated?

Yes, be proud of yourself, we are proud of you.

Do I have to work for the organisation or for/with the nominee?

No, you do not have to work for/with a nominated organisation or individual; we want you to let us know who the real heroes are in the Digital Transformation community. We will contact the nominee and request further details to complete the submission.

Do I need permission from the nominee to submit the nomination?

No, we will inform the nominee that they have been nominated, ask them if they wish to be considered for the 2024 list and request further details from them.

Can I vote for more than one finalist?

Yes. You can vote for as many finalists as you like in each category.

Can I contact the Judging Panel directly and get feedback on my entry?

Unfortunately, our judges are unable to provide feedback on individual entries.

When will the category winners be announced?

The top places in the list and the sector winners will be announced at an Awards Ceremony in October.

I have further questions about the DL100 list and awards. Who do I contact?

For any further questions, please use the contact page to send us a message.