Royal Television Awards 2018 - Innovation Award
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Top Media Award for DV

26th February 2018

The 2018 Awards for the Royal Television Society in the region presented a Technology Innovation Award to Digital Voice for Communities.

The project was commissioned by Gateshead Council’s Children’s Rights Service because of its pioneering and creative techniques to “give a digital voice” to people who need to retain anonymity. It was also funded by The Ragdoll Foundation.

More than 400 people from the media industry saw the trophy presented by Sky Television’s Pete Graves to Julie Nicholson, DV Director, along with project developers Ronnie Johnston and Robin Cowings. Gateshead’s Children’s Rights Worker Chris Hulme praised the DigitalMe service as “a great project from a great organisation.”

COMMENTS OF RTS JUDGES:


  • “the clear winner of the category”
  • “An ingenious and affecting method of motivating children with tough stories to raise awareness of their experiences and get policymakers onside”
  • “A lovely, humanising project”
  • “An excellent use of technology — anonymity of users to produce creative interaction/engagement”.

Pictured are:

Digital Voice team celebrates with Gateshead Council's Chris Hulme (Children's Rights Worker), Sheena Ramsey (Chief Executive), Martin Gannon (Leader) and Ednie Wilson (Creativity Development Manager)



Julie Nicholson and Olwyn Hocking (DV founder directors) with DigitalMe developers Ronnie Johnston and Robin Cowings



Digital Voice "DigitalMe" team celebrates with Gateshead Council's Martin Gannon (Leader), Chris Hulme (Children's Rights Worker), Sheena Ramsey (Chief Executive) and Ednie Wilson (Creativity Development Manager)

More details:

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Full details of the RTS Technology Innovation Award 2018 available here.