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Shortlist for CitNOW video awards announced


The shortlist for the second annual CitNOW Video Awards has been revealed.

The shortlist of CitNOW videos has been created from hundreds of entries received from leading dealer groups in the UK and abroad, ahead of the awards on Wednesday July 13, 195 Piccadilly, the home of BAFTA.

JCT600 and Jardine Motors (Lancaster) were both successfully shortlisted for multiple awards, with nominations in three categories.

A judging panel of automotive experts, including CitNOW chairman and founder Andrew Howells, has selected the winners in seven categories:

-Best CitNOW workshop video

-Best CitNOW sales video

-Best CitNOW bodyshop video

-Best CitNOW web video

-Best overseas CitNOW video

-Most creative use of CitNOW video

-Best overall CitNOW video.

Auto Trader’s market research and insight director Nick King will be guest speaker.

Andrew Howells, chairman and founder of CitNOW, said: ““The judges have been impressed with the hundreds of entries that have been whittled down to create this year’s shortlist.

“It represents the creativity and diligence of the entrants and is a testament to the increasing employment of CitNOW video technology in the automotive industry, and the opportunities and benefits it offers.”

The judging panel included Institute of the Motor Industry chief executive Steve Nash, former Sytner operations director and now CitNOW senior team member Geoffrey Page-Morris and AM associate editor and digital manager Jeremy Bennett.

Shortlist for the CitNOW Video Awards 2016

Best CitNOW Workshop video 

Howards Citroën Taunton

Lancaster Volvo Reading

WJ King Seat Bromley

JCT600 Mercedes-Benz Chesterfield

Baylis Vauxhall Cheltenham

Best CitNOW Sales video

Sinclair Volkswagen Swansea

Elms Mini Stanstead                                                           

Telford Skoda Carlisle

Mon Motors Audi Bristol

Best CitNOW Bodyshop video  

Arnold Clark Accident Repair Centre Paisley

JCT600 Body Clinic Bradford

Berry BMW Bodyshop Chiswick

Sytner Accident Repair Centre Oldbury

Spraytech Ltd Enfield                 

Best CitNOW Web Video

Renault Retail Group Bolton

Rowes Garage Ltd Plymouth

Arnold Clark Kia Kirkaldy

L&L Automotive Mercedes-Benz Bishop’s Stortford

Peter Vardy BMW Edinburgh

Best Overseas CitNOW video   

DEX Easy Car Shopping Hooglede

Autocenternet AS Nissan Nyborg

L' Auto S.p.A. Cantù Volkswagen Cantù

Barcelona Premium Plaza Cerda BMW Barcelona           

Domina Spa Audi Ancona

Most Creative Use of CitNOW video     

Harwoods Audi Southampton

JCT600 Volkswagen Bradford

Inchcape Volkswagen West London

Jardine Motors Audi Halesowen

Lancaster Toyota Chelmsford

Sytner Audi Wakefield

Sinclair Volkswagen Cardiff

Best overall CitNOW video

To be announced at the CitNOW Video Awards ceremony

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