Sponsor the Awards

A number of exciting sponsorship opportunities are available for the Northern Dev Awards.

There are several benefits from being involved in sponsorship. These include:

  • A unique opportunity to promote your brand and engage within the northern digital industry;
  • An unrivalled corporate hospitality opportunity with networking at a prestigious event;
  • Branding opportunities at the event and within event marketing materials.
  • By sponsoring one of our events, you open up several months of marketing and PR activity via the event website, email marketing, social media promotion and at the event itself. Your investment will give your company the opportunity to meet key influencers & professionals from the industry whilst reinforcing your brand positioning.

Our sponsorship packages allow you to measure ROI through a number of metrics which may include interactions, increased footfall to your website, increased social platform follows or face-to-face connections. Just a couple of calls post-event to these connections could result in a valuable new contact and the generation of new business.

12 Dec 2019

Final Entry Deadline

16 Jan 2020

Judging Session

17 Jan 2020

Shortlist Announced

25 Feb 2020

Awards Ceremony


All award ceremony packages benefits include:

•  Sponsor credit on promotional eShot mailers and marketing materials;

•  Sponsor credit logo and url link on sponsors page of awards website.


•  An assigned number of tickets for the event;

•  Opportunity to present an award at the event;

•  Logo credits on screen and stage branding at the event;

•  An advert in the event programme.


•  Promotional video post event that showcases the awards, and will include sponsor logos.

Headline Sponsor

The Northern Dev Awards in association with XXXXX

Additional benefits include:

•  Headline sponsor status on all materials

•  Opportunity to deliver a welcome speech at the event

•  Double page spread advert in brochure

Drinks Sponsor

Host the welcome drinks reception and provide our guests with a bit of bubbly before the award show begins.

Additional benefits include:

•  Opportunity to brand the drinks area

•  Opportunity to provide additional drinks beer mats and event literature

Photo Booth Sponsor

A photo booth full of fun props for guests to remember the night.

Additional benefits include:

•  Logo placement on the external walls of the booth

•  Logo placement on the photo cards given out to each participant

•  Opportunity to have logo and url link on slideshow of photos displayed on awards website, post-event

Social Wall Sponsor

A social wall dedicated to the event hashtag, interacting with guests by displaying their tweets and Instagram posts.

Additional benefits include:

•  Opportunity to brand the social wall

•  Opportunity to receive post event analysis on the social wall activity on the night

Karaoke Booth Sponsor

A karaoke booth full of classic hits for the awards guests to sing along to.

Additional benefits include:

•  Opportunity to brand the area around the karaoke booth

Category Sponsor

Become a category sponsor and present your business to a specific audience.

Additional benefits include:

•  Opportunity to present your category award at the event

Get Involved

Opportunities are limited and we do expect them to prove popular so if you would like to get involved call Michael Cass at Don’t Panic on 01706 828855 or e-mail michael.cass@dontpanicprojects.com.

We understand that sponsors are an essential part of any successful event and we are very keen to create partnerships that provide real benefits to the sponsors, so if none of the packages above achieve your aims and you have any other ideas then give us a call and we’ll be happy to chat.

To receive the sponsorship brochure or for further details about the opportunities available, please complete the form below.