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Great digital opportunity for students : Feb 27, 2012
Creative Hive was shortlisted last year and The Big Chip awards are open once again. There is a Little Chip award for student digital work with the chance to win a prestigious Big Chip award for the institution
If you are responsible for a course or courses where students work with digital technology then please consider entering work they have done for this year's awards. If you have colleagues who are in this position, then please share this information with them.
High Profile Awards
Big Chip is the biggest and best-known digital awards event outside London – now in its 14th year, it’s also one of the two longest-running in the UK. Organized by not-for-profit trade body Manchester Digital, Big Chip has built a reputation for integrity and attracts 250+ entries of a very high standard from the best and brightest technical and creative businesses in the North. The Big Chip awards ceremony will take place in Manchester on 5 July 2012.
Easy to enter
The Little Chip Student Award was created in 2010 for institutions to enter their best student work. The judging criteria for entries is broad:
An entry must be a digital artefact - such as a website, mobile application or animation. Submissions should demonstrate creativity or technical ingenuity in the design or creation of the artefact.
Entries need to be in by 5pm, 12 March 2012 (an extension on the previous deadline of 5 March), but institutions can choose whether to submit new or existing work, so long as it was executed by students studying at the institution during the year to 12 March.
Entries are welcomed from any further or higher educational institution up to a maximum of one for any one course. Each entry can be the work of a single student, or it can be a collaborative work involving a number of students.
The institution must be in the North of England – defined for Big Chip as “anywhere north of Derby and south of Scotland”.
Last year’s winner was the University of Central Lancashire for a celebration of the 20th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog by students Matt Slade and Naseem Naeem.
Good for the institution and its students
Entering Big Chip offers educational institutions an opportunity to showcase their best digital work. A shortlist will be drawn up by the judging panel and the institutions submitting shortlisted entries will be named in publicity surrounding the awards. Students who are shortlisted have a fantastic addition to their CV. The winning institution and students credited with the work will receive publicity in the Big Chip media partners, Manchester Evening News, Liverpool Post and The Journal in Newcastle.
Full details of the awards are on line at http://www.bigchipawards.com. There you can find details of the award categories, judging panel, rules, previous Big Chips and background information.
Details of the Little Chip award are at: http://www.bigchipawards.com/LCSA2012
Entries should be submitted on line at the site.
If you have any questions then you can contact Big Chip at firstname.lastname@example.org