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Industry experts join CitNOW Video Awards judging panel

CitNOW has revealed a group of industry-leading figures as the judging panel for its 2019 Video Awards.
  • Panel of judges for CitNOW’s Video Awards revealed
  • Industry-leading figures will determine a winner from each of the four categories, choosing from 40 nominees
  • Record number of entries coincides with continued rollout of automotive video across the industry
  • Winners to be announced on 14th January 2020 at the Hard Rock Hotel in London

The communications platform provider has drawn on the senior expertise from across the automotive industry, with each recognising the rising importance of video in automotive sales, training, aftersales and video.

Hosted by CitNOW’s Amir Rizvi and Claire Nicoll, the judging panel will comprise of:

Name  Company
Steve Nash CEO of the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI)
Tom Blades Head of Video Services at Dreamtek
Sabina Hegarty Managing Director of Calibre Group
Samantha James Video Producer and Director at Carwow
Amir Rizvi Head of Academy at CitNOW
Claire Nicoll Head of Marketing at CitNOW

The panel will select the winners of four categories – Best Sales, Best Workshop, Most Creative and Best Overseas – from a list of 40 nominees, before deciding the winner of the prestigious Best Overall CitNOW award.

Customer experience expert, Andrew McMillan, will also feature at the Awards ceremony as a guest speaker, offering advice on how to go above and beyond, and how video can play its part.

CitNOW received a record 1,676 nominations for the fifth running of its Video Awards, corresponding with the increasing use of video throughout the automotive industry.

Winners of each category will be announced at the exclusive awards ceremony on the 14th January 2020, at the Hard Rock Hotel in Marylebone, London.


Claire Nicoll, Head of Marketing, commented:

“We’re delighted to have senior experts from across the automotive industry, in our judging panel, and we can’t wait to see who from the 40 finalists are crowned as worthy winners.

“It’s great to see some of the most respected names in the industry recognise the continued significance of video and lend their rich experience and knowledge to top off what has been a record-breaking year for video.”


Automotive video has further cemented its place in the industry in 2019, reaching one million videos recorded in a single month for the first time in March, and 2020 is expected to be another record year for video.

To watch the shortlisted videos please visit the awards site here.

If you would like to attend the Awards and see who is crowned this year’s best in automotive video, you can register for free here: https://citnowawards.com/ceremony/

Further information on the CitNOW Video Awards can be found at: https://citnowawards.com/