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BathSPARK Message Board › SPARKies 2013: Nominations are now open!

SPARKies 2013: Nominations are now open!

David Maher R.
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Dear all,

The SPARKies are back! Nominations are now open for the West's premier tech awards - celebrating the best people, companies and products in our region.

This year, thanks to the incredible support from our headline sponsors, The Innovation Centre, as well as our Gold Sponsors, Deloitte, Eden Ventures and The Agency, The SPARKies are going to be even bigger than in 2012! We will be accepting entries from companies and individuals from a wider region; across Somerset and Wiltshire, including Bristol, Swindon and Bath, and are therefore expecting to beat the 100 entries we received in 2012.

Competition will be a lot tougher in 2013 and to help us score the entries we have recruited an expert panel of 24 judges from some of the very best tech and digital companies around. The judges include Bonnie Dean (CEO of Bristol Science Park), Paul Douglas (Global Editor in Chief, TechRadar), Tessa Cook (MD, Dyson Ecommerce), Gerry McQuade (CMO, EE), Lorna Probert (Head of Digital, Aardman) and Nick Perrett (Group Digital Director, Harper Collins) to name just a few. The full list of judges along with the categories they will be judging are available on The SPARKies website.

There are 12 categories this year (including Best App, Best Startup, Biggest Success Story, Best Mentor, Best Founder, The 'Good Award' for doing good with Tech, The 'totally killing it abroad' Award and Best Digital Design Project), and you have from 4th Feb until 21st Feb to get your entries in. The online nomination forms and all information about the judges, categories and sponsors are on The SPARKies website.

The winners will be announced and celebrated at The SPARKies Awards ceremony on Wednesday 20th March at Komedia in Bath. We are delighted to announce that the brilliant Jarrad Christmas has agreed to compere the event once again. Last year the event was a complete sell out, and so if you don't want to miss out, make sure you put the date in your diary. Tickets will be made available in early March.

We have almost sold out of sponsorship opportunities, however, there are a small number of award categories that still need a sponsor. If you would like your company to be involved in supporting The SPARKies and to benefit from one of the highest profile events in the calendar (as well as to guarantee tickets for the event), please get in touch.

Good luck!

The BathSPARK & SPARKies 2013 team
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