Entrants for the Digital Preservation Awards must submit a nomination by 0800 (UTC) on Monday 25th April 2022 (see ‘How to Enter' for details). These will be evaluated, and finalists decided by the Digital Preservation Judging Panel Meeting in May 2022.

Once announced, finalists will then be required to do the following:

  • Submit a 3-minute lightning video outlining the key elements of the initiative. More details will be provided at this stage.

  • With the exception of the Student Award, attend an online interview with the Judging Panel week commencing 11th July 2022, explaining the importance of the initiative the field of digital preservation.

  • Provide good quality visual material – at least three hi-res jpeg images (e.g., project team, location shots, screen shots, products) – of the project to be used in publicity material relating to the Award and/or the Awards ceremony.

Only finalists will be asked for full details of their projects.

The following gives an outline of key dates. Dates will be finalized and agreed at the earliest opportunity.

28th February 2022

The DPC’s 20th Anniversary and Launch of the Digital Preservation Awards 2022

28th March 2022

Second call for nominations

18th April 2022

Final call for nominations

25th April 2022

Awards close, nominations received, first sift check and distributed to judges

Week commencing 30th May 2022

First Judging Panel (Shortlisting) online

6th June 2022

Finalists announced and invited to presentation

6th June 2022

Online voting for finalists opens

4th July 2022

Online voting closes

Week commencing 11th July 2022

Second Judging Panel with (presentations and interviews with finalists)

12th September 2022

Awards presented at the iPres 2022 Conference

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