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5 March 2014

Digital Publishing Innovators Wanted

We're bringing global innovators in digital publishing to London in April to be part of an insight trip taking in the Publishing for Digital Minds Conference and The London Book Fair.

One winner from each country will be chosen as Digital Publishing YCE of the year. They will travel to London in April 2014 to meet up with the other country winners for a specially curated tour. A major element of the tour will be attendance at thePublishing for Digital Minds Conference and The London Book Fair, where each country winner will be asked to pitch their businesses to a panel of experts. One of the YCEs will subsequently be awarded the title of Digital Publishing Entrepreneur of the Year at LBF’sInternational Publishing Industry Excellence Awards.

As well as taking part in LBF, other elements of the tour will include connecting with the UK digital publishing sector, networking with UK creative entrepreneurs and take part in a international YCE peer mentoring programme developed byNesta. The tour will be curated byTLP Collective, publishing winners of the2013 UK version of YCE.

Applicants should have been running creative businesses for 2 – 7 years and should be able to demonstrate that they are using new business models to make a significant impact on their sector. We are looking for people with leadership potential who are committed to developing the sector and inspiring others. All winners will be part of the global network of YCE winners, a powerful global network pioneers and disruptors in the creative industries.

To apply for the Digital Publishing Award, please contact the relevant British Council office.

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