1. General Provisions
1.1. The CANADIAN DIGITAL INFLUENCER AWARDS is an initiative of the company Azevedo Lewko Holdings Incorporated produced in collaboration with FMA Entertainment. The CDIAwards design to recognize excellence and highlight the outstanding achievements of Canadian Influencers. Winners will reveal at the OUR SPECIAL EDITION Virtual Awards Gala on October 23, 2020, in Vancouver.
1.2 The CIDAwards nominations & submissions will be open from July 1 to Aug 30, 2020. Upon the close of nominations, the CDIAwards team will research to verify nominees. The top 5 influencers for each category will be selected by four (4) industry judges. The nominees' finalist will be notified and then announced on the event website on September 6.
Public voting stages will be open from September 7 to Oct 2.
Nominations and Voting Schedule
Submissions and Nominations July 1– Aug 31
Top 5 finalist nominees announcement Sept 6
Final awards voting per category Sep 7 – Oct 02
The Awards Virtual Ceremony Oct 23, 2020
Voters and Influencers through voting on the CDIAwards website (https://www.cdiawards.ca), as detailed in item 4 of this regulation. After the disclosure of the 5 digital influencers in each of the categories and consequently will continue into the competition
Voting for the finalists in each of the categories;
1.3. In each voting phase(s) of the CDIAwards, users will be able to vote only ONE time per Category. For the vote to be properly counted by the prize organization, the internet user must necessarily:
Having the Facebook profile, used in the voting register, active for more than six months;
Be analyzed as a true profile (the use of robots is prohibited).
1.4. An independent audit firm, through its team of professionals specialized in risk management, will monitor the voting of users in all voting process: the choice of the five finalists and the big winner of each category of the Canadian Digital Influencer Awards 2020.
2 -Judges Guidelines
The judges will be assigned the categories by the CDIAwards committee.
Each category’s nominees are verified and qualified by the CDIAwards team.
Judges will determine the five finalists in each of the Canadian Digital Influencer Awards
The finalists will move on to the public voting stage for the award winner.
Finalists Quality Criteria
Marketers love metrics (followers/ engagement rate)! Usually, this can make it difficult
when it comes to considering what matters when it comes to influencer selection.
However, CDIAwards go beyond the metrics and outlines. We are focusing on some
important aspects of an influencer.
Style - consistent look, feel, tone, and production value
Contents tailored for the audience
2. Authenticity and Credibility –
100% Unique, the content framework being true to one’s self (authenticity) and
being true to one’s audience (credibility).
Multi-faceted stories that resonate in real terms with real people
Reliability, honesty, and professional
5. Brand Friendly-ness:
Elements of point of view, organic fit for a brand and perspective on content and
3.1. Nominee - Must have an active profile in at least one of these social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or YouTube which has at least 2000 followers, subscribers, or fans.
3.2. Nominee - resident or citizen of Canada (proof of status and identification document will be required).
3.3 Employees and collaborators of CDIAwards, as well as their relatives and directly related, cannot be nominated.
4. VOTER SUBSCRIPTION
To subscribe as a voter for the Canadian Digital Influencers Award, you must have a valid registration (profile) on the platform used as a voting tool.
The five finalists in each category will be announced by the CDIAwards on Sept 06, 2020.
5. VOTING FOR THE WINNERS
5.1. After the disclosure of the five finalists in each category, internet users will be invited to vote for the winner of each category, according to their preferences, exclusively over the internet, from September 7 to Oct 02. Each Internet user you can vote for ONE professional per category, only once.
5.2. Internet users will make their nominations considering the set of work on the social networks of each influencer. The following platforms will be considered: YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
5.3. Employees and sponsors of CDIAwards, as well as their relatives and directly related, cannot be nominated.
5.4. At the end of the period of this phase, the votes will be analyzed by CDIAwards.
5.5. The criteria for choosing the finalists will be the sum of the valid votes of registered users. Each category will have its votes analyzed separately.
5.6. If there is a tie in the number of votes, the following tiebreaker criteria will be used, respecting the respective order, and successively:
5.6.1. The winner will be considered the candidate who obtains the highest number of valid votes in the previous phase;
In case of a tie, the following criteria will be used:
5.6.2. The group of industry professionals will vote for the winner. The number of votes for each finalist will not be released. The independent auditing company will monitor the execution of the tiebreaker process.
6. THE WINNERS
The winners of the Canadian Digital Influencer Awards will be those professionals who obtain the highest number of votes in each category.
7. DISCLOSURE OF THE WINNERS
The winning professionals from each category will be announced during the award ceremony Online on the night of Oct 23, 2020.
8. THE PRIZE
The winners will each receive a trophy, as merit for being the big winners of the edition and a digital certified badge .
9. FINAL PROVISIONS
9.1. CDIAwards decisions are sovereign and there will be no resources of any kind to challenge them, a device with which all participants tacitly express their full agreement.
9.2. The CDIAwards reserves the right to change dates or reformulate part of the regulation without prior notice to the participants, if necessary, according to its discretion, for the best progress of the Canadian Digital Influencer Award.
9.3. All rights of the Canadian Digital influencer Award are reserved to the company Azevedo Lewko Incorporated.
9.4. Any doubts regarding this regulation can be clarified through the e-mail subject Awards