Nominations are open for the region’s leading tech awards – which will be a live event this year.

The Dynamites Awards, organised annually by tech network Dynamo, shine a spotlight on successful regional tech companies, organisations and departments and recognise the talent within the North East digital and IT sector.

Last year’s event was held virtually, but this year’s awards will be held on Thursday, November 11, at the Banqueting Suite at Newcastle Civic Centre.

There are ten categories this year, including the Rising Star, which will be awarded in memory of Nate Sterling who won the category in 2019, and died earlier this year.

Chair of judges this year is Cate Kalson, Director at Oliver Wyman and Dynamo advisory board member, who said: “The Dynamites Awards have become an important date in the tech sector’s calendar - this year more so than ever before as we’re going to be able to formally recognise the significant contribution and innovation that has happened in the sector over the extraordinary past 12 months.

“We as the judging panel are looking forward to receiving a bumper crop of entries. They’re the perfect opportunity to celebrate and amplify the excellent work being done at so many tech companies.”

Tickets can be booked here, and you can enter the awards on the Dynamo website.

The deadline for entries into this year’s awards, the eighth Dynamites, is 5pm on Thursday, September 9.

Dynamo is part funded by the ERDF as part of the Catalysing Innovation in North East Clusters project.