Submission Date Extended for the Fourth Annual DAMMY Awards

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DAMMYs Honor Excellence in the Digital Asset Management Industry

Createasphere's 4th Annual DAMMY Awards

Createasphere, the leading community builder uniting business professionals, content creators, emerging technology providers and thought leaders working in entertainment and media, has extended the submission date for the Fourth Annual DAMMY Awards.

In the three years since their launch, the DAMMY Awards have become the standard for excellence in the industry, sought after by a wide variety of companies and individuals at work in asset management. The deadline for written submissions has been extended to September 16, 2013. The DAMMY Awards will take place on October 8, 2013, at the Westin New York Grand Central during a gala luncheon ceremony at Createasphere's Digital Asset Management Conference.

The DAMMY Award winners are chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of judges who review the entries. The submissions process is a rare opportunity for entrants to articulate their process, work, and excellence. After the submission period ends and judging has been completed, an abstract of all the entries will be published online so others in the community can pick up information and learn more about asset management challenges and solutions.

Categories include:

Best Storage, Archive, and/or Preservation Solution
Recognizing the most innovative solution for storage, archive, and/or preservation, which could include software, hardware, a specific project or services. The winner’s solution will demonstrate the most user-friendly option(s), revolutionary design and maximum return on investment. This must be presented in the form of a case study and include the components of the challenge/problem, solution, examples and results.

Best Strategy or Solution for Digital and Media Asset Management during the Acquisition of Content
Recognizing streamlined and innovative workflow at the content acquisition or creation stage. The winner’s solution must demonstrate core understanding of digital and media asset management through development of strategic processes and implementation of software or hardware. Submissions can include content providers, software, hardware or consultants. This must be presented in the form of a case study and include the components of the challenge/problem, solution, examples and results.

Best Example of Asset and Media Repurposing
Recognizing a company, organization or technology that has demonstrated profitability with multi-use of assets and media to increase or create an additional revenue stream or product. This must be presented in the form of a case study and include the components of the challenge/problem, solution, examples and results.

Best Strategy Ease of Use for End-User Interface
Recognizing a company, organization or technology that has created ease of use for end users in a DAM System interface reflecting an intuitive user experience. This must be presented in the form of a case study and include the components of the challenge/problem, solution, examples and results.

DAMMY of the Year
Recognizes an outstanding individual that has positively impacted the success and growth of the digital asset industry and community. A well-known and respected individual that exemplifies forward thinking, leadership, and innovation, and has made global contributions to the standards and best practices for management of digital and media assets.

The entry fee for each category is $125 and there is no charge for DAMMY of the Year submissions.

Past winners across the categories have included Yale University, Hallmark Cards, UPS, 5th Kind, Showtime Networks, Sesame Workshop, and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. DAMMY of the Year winners, which calls out industry contributions, have included Jason Bright of Media Beacon, Steve Cronan of 5th Kind and Thomas Schleu of Canto Software.

For more information about the DAMMYs, and complete submission guidelines please visit http://createasphere.com/event/t5/dammy-awards or call Chris Webb at 818.842.6611, ext. 1386.

About Createasphere
Createasphere is the premier business development partner for technology enabled entertainment, marketing, and communications organizations. We advance careers and technologies by connecting world-class professionals globally online and in person.

Createasphere was founded in 2001, and over the past decade has grown into a global company that in 2011 produced seventeen events over three continents as well as five websites. Createasphere became part of Diversified Business Communications in 2008, and now drives its entertainment, media, technology strategies and properties division. Currently, Createasphere produces the Entertainment Technology Expos in Los Angeles; the Digital Asset Management Conference in New York and Los Angeles; The DAMMY Awards in New York; the Post Production Master Classes in New York and Los Angeles, the Digital Process Workflow Lab; The TransVergence Summit and the online news and content portals ProVideoCoalition.com, DamCoalition.com, TransmediaCoalition.com and ProPhotoCoalition.com.

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