Here are the shortlisted entries for the 2018 Big Chip Awards

The winners will be announced at the Big Chip Awards dinner on 4 July. Tickets available now, here.

Best B2B Project

  • The Insights People with Kids Insights - providing brands with real-time data
  • Huddle Digital Limited with Foleo: Secure, trackable document portal

Best B2C Project

  • KMP Digitata with Glasgow Airport Website
  • CTI Digital and High Street TV with modernising omni-channel migration
  • Hydra Creative with Kontakt Hub
  • Ultimate Creative Communications with Play! At Chester Zoo Creative Campaign
  • Space 48 with Cox & Cox website and mobile relaunch

Best Digital Marketing / Branding Campaign

  • Roundhouse Digital with Christmas campaign for The People's Kitchen
  • I-COM for King of Servers with Servers, Sharks, Success
  • Digitaloft & Missy Empire with You vs The Kardashians
  • MountDigital and Brand Interiors with Sales go 'so-far' for furniture retailer
  • Auto Trader with Monthly Price Search

Best Freelancer / Micro Enterprise

  • Pole Star Digital
  • Commit

Best Game

  • Jo Portus and Yoni Alter with dottted
  • Odd Bug Studio with The Lost Bear

Best Mobile Application

  • Apadmi with Argos Financial Services with My Argos Card
  • Co-op Digital with Shifts
  • Sparta Digital with Buzzin - The Manchester Discovery Application
  • Mediaworks & The Royal Mint with The Great British Coin Hunt
  • musicMagpie with The musicMagpie App
  • dictate2us with The dictate2us Transcription Mobile App
  • Shop Local Club Card with Digital Loyalty & Rewards platform

Best Start-up

  • Ruler Analytics
  • PropertyCloud Online Management Limited
  • Tutorful

Best Tech for Good Project

  • Digital Training Solutions with Digital project to support aid workers in Syria
  • Roundhouse Digital with Christmas campaign for The People's Kitchen
  • Greater Manchester Kidney Information Network -GMKIN with Peer support & information
  • Cybertill and Barnardos with Efficient EPoS Roll-out
  • Mashbo with Chasing the Stigma: Hub of Hope
  • Henshaws with The Knowledge Village - Digital Sight Loss Support
  • SteamaCo with Energy Autopilot
  • Mediaworks with Wild In Art

Best Use of Search

  • Integrity Search with Back to Basics with Bows Boutiques and Arrows
  • Code Computerlove with JCT600, driving traffic and accelerating conversion
  • Digitaloft & Missy Empire with You vs The Kardashians
  • Pole Star Digital with Freehold Calculator: Real-World Results in SEO Niches
  • Ascent Digital with "I'd Tap That" for Victorian Plumbing
  • Mediaworks & True Potential Investor with Investing in Search Success
  • Mabo Media and The Framed Picture Company with Gaining Profit For Growth

Best User Experience

  • Valtech with Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM)
  • Co-op Digital with Shifts
  • Platform81 with Stockport County Football Club website
  • Thompson Brand Partners with MindMate Real Stories
  • Ultimate Creative Communications with The Air Ambulance Service
  • Clicks and Links with the VR Bicycle Simulator

Big Chip Digital Business Award

  • Doris IT
  • KMP Digitata
  • Helpthemove Limited
  • StreamAMG
  • e3creative
  • Mabo Media
  • Shop Local Club Card

Big Chip IoT Impact Award

  • BT TSO See.Sense with Manchester CityVerve Cycling Trial
  • Sparta Digital with STORM - The SafeguARd Application
  • SteamaCo with Energy Autopilot

Big Chip Transformation Award

  • Mashbo
  • Silverchip with SPOKD
  • Discerning Digital with The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
  • Co-op Funeralcare

Little Chip Placement / Apprentice Award

  • Jamie Fairhurst
  • Joshua Stevenson-Wood
  • Lewis Marsh
  • Sam Ryan

Little Chip Student Award

  • Manchester Metropolitan University with Rabbia Tul-Zohra
  • Manchester Metropolitan University with Aniello Vallefuoco
  • Manchester Metropolitan University with Michael Orr
  • Manchester Metropolitan University with Emma Davies
  • The Manchester College with Will Seymour Murphy

Most Innovative Application of Technology

  • Digital Training Solutions with Digital project to support aid workers in Syria
  • Glow New Media with SafeTeam Guardian
  • Nuvo with Artificially intelligent digital mortgage broker
  • Cybertill and MUSTO with The Mobile Digital Store
  • Clicks and Links with the VR Bicycle Simulator
  • Mashbo with PropertyCloud

Big Chip Creative Impact Award

  • Thompson Brand Partners with MindMate Real Stories
  • Flow Creative with BBC Ideas - The Trouble with Groupthink
  • Flipbook Studio with Tropico 6 Cinematic Launch Trailer
  • Tomfoolery Ltd with 'Re-Root' - a short animation for Tree House Liverpool
  • Music with Joe Coleman Website

Best Use of Machine Learning

After careful consideration, the judges concluded that none of the entries in this category sufficiently met the criteria to warrant being shortlisted. Big Chip judges have always applied strict criteria and this is a challenging new category. The judges would like to encourage disappointed  entrants to come back in 2019 with any new work or significant developments of current projects