Businesses and groups in the creative and digital sectors across Chesterfield and Derbyshire are being urged to get their nominations in for the Mainframe Awards 2022.
The ceremony, now in its fifth year was created to highlight the digital and creative community across the whole Derby and Derbyshire region.
People can nominate themselves, their colleagues or friend and their communities and it’s free to get involved.
Mainframe 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.
The categories are:
- 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 judges your skills and achievements.
Each year Mainframe brings together an amazing group of people who are excelling in their own fields to judge the Mainframe Awards and 2022 is no exception.
The judging lineup will include
- Nicki Capewell, Founder of Pedddle & Tresstle – Make & Trade
- Paul Simpson, CEO at Derby City Council – Putting Derby & Derbyshire on the Map
- Andrew Liddell, Development & Partnerships Manager at Creative UK – Best Digital/Creative Upscaler
- Phil Basi, Programme Leader Media Production & Principal Lecturer TV Production at the University of Derby – Emerging Digital/Creative Star (under 25)
- Kerry Andrews, Executive Director at the Level Centre – Creativity for Good
- Rajita Shah, Relationship Manager – Creative Media (Midlands), Art’s Council England & Owner, Miraj Films – Best Digital/Creative Start Up
- Chris Hotham & Keith Cox, Directors at Bloc Digital – Digital Disruptor
- Daniel Poole, Head of Development at Derby Theatre – Mainframe Unsung Hero
- Stephen Goddard & Chevalier Philip Brooks-Stephenson, KL, Co-Founders at KuKu Connect – Best Local Network
There have been forty winners to date, and they’ve all felt the value of being taking part.
Previous winner, Kamran Hussain commented: “It was a great honour and opportunity to be involved and linked with lots of creative people and businesses around the Derby and Derbyshire area, and show our appreciation to the great talent and businesses we have in our local area. Being nominated for the award was a privilege alone and hopefully, more people can be involved next year and get the recognition they deserve.”
Jen Sumner said: “Creativity and Culture play a vital role in making positive change and supporting wellbeing on a personal, community and global level. The last year has highlighted this even more and creatives have committed to supporting and connecting with communities, despite funding challenges and insecurity about what lies ahead. So many companies and artists are worthy of a Creativity for Good award which makes winning feel even more meaningful to us.”
The deadline for the Mainframe Awards 2022 is Monday 31st January. If you would like to submit a nomination, go to: https://info.mainframederby.co.uk/mainframe-awards-2022