The Big Chip Awards were founded in 1997 by Annie Millar and are now the largest digital awards outside London and the longest running in the UK.
This year's awards open for entries on 18 January and close on 13 March 2017. The shortlist will be announced on 27 April. The winners will be announced at the awards dinner at Manchester's Hilton Hotel on 15 June.
19 years of excellence
Now in their nineteenth year, the awards are eagerly awaited by people in the industry and the fabulous awards evening has become a must-attend event for digital and technology businesses from across the North.
The awards are known for the highest standards of objectivity and integrity and are judged by a distinguished panel of experts from the industry.
Big Chip 2016 video
Take a look at the highlights video made in 2016 by Video Ink.