UK film, TV and media development agency North West Vision is sponsoring a category at the Big Chip Awards, in recognition of the northwest region's Best Innovation in digital technology.

Chris Moll, Head of Funds for NWV, said: 'At North West Vision we are determined to expand and support the region's emerging and high growth digital companies. In particular, we are seeking to drive innovative collaboration between broadcast, film and digital content companies. By sponsoring the Best Innovation Award we are hoping to encourage even more digital content on screen.'

Now in its ninth year, the awards are open to local organisations that have designed or commissioned digital or IT-based projects over the past 12 months, which may include website, DVD, animation, wireless or SMS projects.

The Big Chip Awards ceremony will take place on Thursday May 24 at New Century Hall, Manchester.