The first ever Digital Media Awards launched in Dublin in January 2003. The objective of the event was to raise awareness of the emerging digital media sector in Ireland and more importantly to act as a showcase for the creative and dynamic work of Irish companies and third level institutions across a broad spectrum of categories. The first event attracted 220 entries across 20 categories. Over 500 people attended the event. The main sponsors for the inaugural event were O2, Nokia, The Irish Film Board and the Department of Communications.
Since then the event has grown both in terms of entries and attendees, culminating last year in an entry level of 350 and an attendance level of 650.
The Digital Media Awards continuously seeks to recognise and reward excellence in the digital media sector by introducing new categories, involving more companies and generating more press interest with each event.
The 4th Digital Media Awards will be once again seeking to reward the best and most innovative companies and pieces of work.