10 Categories To choose from
We have tried to make the Awards as accessible as possible with ten open categories to choose from allowing anyone from the broad spectrum of creative industries to take part.
- Make & Trade
- Putting Derby & Derbyshire on the Map
- Best Digital/Creative Upscaler
- Emerging Digital Creative Star (under 25)
- Creativity for Good
- Best Digital/Creative Start Up
- Digital Disruptor
- Mainframe Unsung Hero
- Best Local Network
- Digital/Creative Ambassador of the Year
You can enter up to two categories giving you the best chance to show the jusges your skills and achievements.
Why Take Part
There are so many reason to take part in awards both for you and your business. From the opportunity to look back and plan forward to improving your credability and attracting new opportunities to improving employee moral.
You can read more on the benefits of entering awards on this blog post.
This Year's Judges
Each year we bring together an amazing group of people who are excelling in their own fields to judge the Mainframe Awards and 2022 is no exception.
Job: Founder of Pedddle & Tresstle
Category: Make & Trade
Job: CEO at Derby City Council
Category: Putting Derby & Derbyshire on the Map
Job: Development & Partnerships Manager at Creative UK
Category: Best Digital/Creative Upscaler
Job: Programme Leader Media Production & Principal Lecturer TV Production at the University of Derby
Category: Emerging Digital/Creative Star (under 25)
Job: Executive Director at the Level Centre
Category: Creativity for Good
Job: Relationship Manager - Creative Media (Midlands), Art’s Council England & Owner, Miraj Films
Category: Best Digital/Creative Start Up
Chris Hotham & Keith Cox
Job: Directors at Bloc Digital
Category: Digital Disruptor
Job: Head of Development at Derby Theatre
Category: Mainframe Unsung Hero
Stephen Goddard &
Chevalier Philip Brooks-Stephenson, KL
Job: Co-Founders at KuKu Connect
Category: Best Local Network
Don't Take Our Word For It
We've had forty winners to date and they've all felt the value of being taking part. Here are just a few winners words from previous year's:
Its a joy to carve wood.
Still Time To Take Part
This could be your year!
The deadline for the Mainframe Awards 2022 is Monday 31st January
- Totally Free
- Just 500 words
- Add anything you'd like to support your submission
- Enter up to two categories
- Nominate yourself, your colleagues, you community
Need some tips on how to write an amazing awards entry? Check out this post.
Mainframe is an initiative that aims to bring together a community of digital and creative business across Derby and Derbyshire, enabling real business growth and jobs. Mainframe is part of The Big House project, a collaboration providing sector specific support across the D2N2 area. The Big House aims to make it easier for digital creative business to understand and access the free help available in the region.
For more details about the free business support available to creative and digital businesses in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire through The Big House project, visit www.bighouse.org.uk.