The deadline for the Local Media Digital Innovation Awards (Local Media Association’s annual awards program) is approaching soon. If you need a little inspiration as you’re preparing your entires, we’ve got you covered.

The categories: The contest recognizes the best in local digital media in 11 categories such as Best Local Website, Best Digital Agency, Best Branded Content Strategy and more. 

Goal of the contest: It is a highly competitive contest designed to recognize both large and small media companies for their outstanding and innovative work.

Awards: The winners will receive their awards during the Digital Revenue Summit program (May 11-12 in Chicago). All local media companies can submit entries into the contest for free.

Deadline: Friday, Feb. 7.

More details:  Get them right here.

And now for that inspiration. Here are a bunch of the award  winners we wrote about last year that should get you fully ready to submit your submissions for this year’s contest. 

How Rebecca Capparelli has helped grow GateHouse Media’s promotions business to $20 million

How not trying to be everything to everyone helped The Greeley Tribune grow its audience

The 4 pillars of a successful social media strategy from award-winning WPIX in New York

This is how Black Press Media got 25k submissions for its amateur photography contest

What makes The Buffalo News’ digital subscription strategy so strong

Digital News Innovator of the Year Steve Baron’s secret to Tribune’s innovative success? Make things as easy as possible

Why WNBC created Listen Up, a daily 2-minute Instagram show built for audiences on the go

Connecting readers and sponsors has been key to the Daily Herald Media Group’s successful events strategy