Here are the shortlisted entries for the 2014 Big Chip Awards

The judges apply a rigorous and demanding standard for shortlisting entries and have occasionally declined to shortlist any entries in some categories. This year they have shortlisted entries in every single category, a reflection of the large number of entries and the high standards achieved this year.

The shortlist for the Tasty Website Award will be announced in June when voting will start.

Best e-Business Project

  • Fat Media Ltd with Pure Leisure Web Design and Development
  • Label Media with The Courtyard Dairy eCommerce website
  • MBNA Digital Team with MBNA Responsive Digital Design
  • Shiny Development with iOS Dev Weekly
  • Space 48 with Naylors Go Responsive
  • Space 48 with Charlotte Tilbury eCommerce Launch

Best Public Sector Project

  • IEG4 Ltd. with Digital Local Welfare Assistance
  • Manchester City Council with
  • Reading Room and Greater Manchester Museum's Group with Our Connected History Collections Website
  • University of Salford - Salford Business School with Passport to Trade 2.0

Best Not for Profit Project

  • Abstration Ltd & Guilty Pledgers with Guilty Pledgers Spotify App
  • Code Computerlove with PDSA's Big Pet Check
  • Good For Nothing Girls with Levenshulme Market (Levy Market)
  • Manchester District Music Archive with Website Relaunch

Best User Experience

  • Glow New Media with Liverpool Sound City
  • RE:SYSTEMS with GIG BUDDY companion app for live music fans
  • Shout Digital with Great Run Local
  • Xenzone and Keep It Usable with

Best use of Mobile

  • Code Computerlove with Chester Zoo
  • Degree53 with Betfred Mobile Lottery
  • Modern-English Digital with Maths Everywhere app
  • RE:SYSTEMS with GIG BUDDY companion app for live music fans
  • Rhythm with SWARM PONG, a PlayNow demo
  • Shout Digital with Great Run Local

Best use of Visual Design

  • Shout Digital with South Australia Food and Wine
  • Stardotstar with Building Stories
  • Ubiquitous with Served
  • Ubiquitous with The Bee Plea

Best Application of Technology

  • Formisimo with Creation of Formisimo
  • Shaping Cloud with International Criminal Tribunal Evidence Application
  • Silverchip with Silver World
  • ThoughtWorks with Tramchester

Best use of Animation

  • Mighty Giant with Alesha's Streetdance Stars
  • Red C & Kilogramme Animation with Bensons for Beds 'History of the Bed' video infographic
  • The Neighbourhood with Haatch: The Hub
  • Ubiquitous with The Bee Plea

Best use of Search

  • 9xb with Gioteck
  • Lakestar McCann & Timberland with Developing Timberlands PPC activity for the Golden Quarter
  • Mediaworks Online Marketing for Travelex Netherlands with Boosting Travelex’s online revenue via SEO & PPC
  • Return on Digital with Chancellors Estate Agents

Best use of Social

  • KMP Digitata with Trek Toons: a Facebook competition for Trek America
  • Rule 5 with The BMX Supercross World Cup Comes to Manchester
  • Tunafish Media with Captain Manchester Campaign for Forever Manchester

Best use of Gaming

  • DigitalLabs@MMU with Getting Wasted
  • Playdemic with Village Life App
  • Uniform with 3 Pixel ArtCade Machine

Best Digital Marketing Campaign

  • Axon Garside with Inbound for Kahootz
  • BLISS with Umbro Golaço
  • KMP Digitata with Trek Toons: a Facebook competition for Trek America
  • MBNA Digital Team with MBNA’s Summer Travel Service Campaign
  • R.O.EYE and Harveys Furniture Store with Optimising sales through digital performance marketing

Best Digital Branding Campaign

  • BLISS with Umbro Golaço
  • Purple Riot with The Curious World Of The Blue Pig
  • Mosquito Digital with Zoflora's Fragrance Challenge Facebook App

Little Chip Student Award

  • Manchester Metropolitan University, Andrew Raynes
  • Manchester Metropolitan University, Matt Harney - UXD
  • University of Salford, Vanessa Van Huynh, Rebecca Lee, Luis Santos, Maria Camila Villa - MOOC

Little Chip Placement / Apprentice Award

  • Approach PR, Daniel Greenwood
  • Bright Future, Jakub Wawszczyk
  • ThoughtWorks, Raluca Puichilita

Best Start Up

  • Degree53
  • Formisimo Ltd

Best Established Freelancer / Micro Enterprise

  • Made Greene
  • Mighty Giant
  • Phil Walton Consultancy

Big Chip Digital Agency Award

  • Code Computerlove
  • CTI Digital
  • Degree53
  • KMP Digitata
  • R.O.EYE

Big Chip Imagination Award

  • Rhythm with PlayNow
  • The Neighbourhood with New Work All Play
  • Uniform with 3 Pixel ArtCade Machine