Createasphere, the leading professional community builder for the entertainment and digital asset management industries, announces that the submission period for the DAMMY Awards, recognizing excellence in digital asset solutions, begins Monday, April 22nd at 5:00 p.m. PDT. Entrants can begin to submit their materials on that date at https://www.etouches.com/dammy2013.
Now in their fourth year, the DAMMYs are recognized as the most prestigious awards in the field of Digital Asset Management, honoring the people and organizations whose creativity and innovation made a positive impact in the previous 12 months.
DAMMY categories include :
DAMMY of the Year
Recognizing an outstanding individual that has positively impacted the success and growth of the digital asset industry and community.
Best Storage, Archive and/or Preservation Solution
Recognizing the most innovative solution for storage, archive, and/or preservation, which could include software, hardware, a specific project, or services.
Best Strategy or Solution for Digital and Media Asset Management during the Acquisition of Content
Recognizing streamlined and innovative workflow at the content acquisition or creation stage. Submissions can include content providers, software, hardware, or consultants.
Best Example of Asset and Media Repurposing
Recognizing a company, organization or technology that has demonstrated profitability with multi-use of assets and media to increase or create an additional revenue stream or product.
Best Strategy Ease of Use for End-User Interface
Recognizing a company, organization or technology that has created ease of use for end users in a DAM System interface reflecting an intuitive user experience.
The entry fee for each category is $125 US and there is no charge for the DAMMY of the Year submission.
Past winners across the categories have included ADAM Software; Hallmark Cards; UPS; Showtime Networks; and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. DAMMY of the year winners have included Steve Cronan of 5th Kind; Jason Bright of Media Beacon; and Thomas Schleu of Canto Software.
The entry submission period closes August 30 and the DAMMY Awards will be presented on October 8, 2013, at a gala luncheon ceremony held during Createasphere’s Digital Asset Management Conference at the Westin New York Grand Central Hotel. Reservations for the luncheon can be made at https://www.etouches.com/dammyawards2013 beginning April 22nd. The luncheon is included with full DAM Conference registration available now at https://www.etouches.com/ereg/index.php?eventid=58749&.
This year’s judges include :
- Fran Alexander, Information Architect, BCA Research. From 2009 to 2013, Alexander worked for the BBC’s Information and Archives division as Taxonomy Manager, using metadata and taxonomies to support search, browse and content management.
- Lisa McIntyre, GSD&M. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin's School of Library and Information Science, McIntyre has filled various roles at GSD&M. Positions as an Information Professional and an Account Executive have uniquely prepared her to help lead the company’s charge into the DAM arena.
- David Riecks, ControlledVocabulary.com. Riecks founded ControlledVocabulary.com as a resource to help others learn how best to build controlled vocabulary lists, thesauri, and keyword hierarchies for describing images in databases. Riecks was named “Pioneer of Digital Preservation” by the Library of Congress for his work in photo metadata standards.
For more information about the DAMMYs and complete submission guidelines please visit http://provideocoalitionexpo.com/event/t5/dammy-awards or call Createasphere at 818.842.6611.
Createasphere is the premier business development partner for technology enabled entertainment, marketing, and communications organizations. We advance careers and technologies by connecting world-class professionals globally online and in person.
Createasphere was founded in 2001 and over the past decade has grown into a global company that in 2011 produced seventeen events over three continents as well as five websites. Createasphere became part of Diversified Business Communications in 2008 and now drives their entertainment, media, technology strategies and properties division. Currently, Createasphere produces the Entertainment Technology Expos in Los Angeles; the Digital Asset Management Conference in New York and Los Angeles; The DAMMY Awards in New York; the TransVergence Summit in Los Angeles; Post Production Master Classes in New York and Los Angeles; and the online communities ProVideocoalition.com, DAMCoalition.com and TransmediaCoalition.com.
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