The Big Chip Awards are the top digital awards outside London and the longest running in the UK.
This year's awards close for entries on 18 March 2013. The shortlist will be announced on 2 May. The winners will be announced at the awards dinner in Manchester on 27 June.
By the Industry, for the Industry
The Big Chips are run for the industry, not for profit, by independent trade association Manchester Digital - with support and help from organisations including Digital Union in the North East, the Leeds Digital Festival and Liverpool Vision and as well as industry volunteers.
The awards are known for the highest standards of objectivity and integrity and are judged by a distinguished panel of experts from the industry.
15 years of excellence
Now in their fifteenth year, the awards are eagerly awaited by people in the industry and the fabulous awards evening has become a must-attend event for digital businesses from across the North.
In the past most of the awards were restricted to the North West, but from 2011 all the awards were open to entries from anywhere in the North of England, while the Big Chip Imagination Award is open to all-comers.
Big Chip Ten (2008) Video
A short video made in 2008 by Let's Go Global gives a flavour of Big Chip