Big Chip is the UK's longest running digital industry awards and the biggest outside London. It has an unrivalled reputation for judging consistency and integrity. Run by and for the digital industry - not for profit - the Big Chip Awards are for all things digital in the north of England, with special categories for start-ups, micro-businesses, students and apprentices. You can read more about Big Chip and its history here.

Big Chip is run by trade association, Manchester Digital working with partners including Digital Union in the North East, Creative Sheffield, and user groups and networks in Leeds and Liverpool.

2018 awards

This year's awards open for entries on 18 January and close on 19 March 2018. The shortlist will be announced on 27 April.

The winners will be announced at the awards dinner at Manchester's Hilton Hotel on 4 July.