Archive for the ‘Irish Web Awards’ Category

Hotel discounts/rates for the 09 Web Awards

Monday, September 21st, 2009

We’ve negotiated a few rooms for the Web Awards on October 10th.

Rooms are being held at the Radisson Royal Blue Hotel. There are limited rooms available at the rate of €160 – first come first served! You must quote “The Irish Web Awards” in order to avail of these rates. After that the rate increases to €215. Call 01 898-2900 or email – if you book on line the only rate available is €215.

We have also reserved rooms at a great rate of €129 (room only) at the nearby Jurys Christ Church Hotel – call 01 454-0000 Please note you must quote the “Irish Web Awards” to avail of these rates.

Meanwhile Pat O’Neill has also pointed out cheap(ish) rates for other hotels in Dublin for that evening.

09 Realex Irish Web Awards – Raw nominations list

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Apart from one or two exceptions we have not removed any sites from any of the nomination lists even if they are obviously not right for some of the categories they’re in. This is what the public decided and how they nominated. In round 2 of judging sites that do not fit the category they were nominated in will find themselves removed.

An Suíomh Gaeilge is Fear, Best Practice, Best Irish Facebook App and Social Media Campaign will be listed in the next few days.

Here are the nominated sites, congrats if you were nominated. Why not thank the sponsors for their help up to now and maybe also congratulate those also nominated in your category.

*(If you have nominated a site and did not get a confirmation email, please check your spam filters for emails from

Headline Sponsor – Realex Payments

Best Online Publication – sponsored by Maximise

Best Radio Website – sponsored by IGOPeople

Best Podcaster – sponsored by 3 Ireland

Best Videocaster – Sponsored by Irish Mortgage Brokers

Best Sports Site – sponsored by

Best Music Site – sponsored by Poll Daddy

Best Entertainment Website – sponsored by Radical

Best Technology Site – Sponsored by BH Consulting

Best New Web Application/Service – Sponsored by Red Cardinal

Most Innovative Website – Sponsored by iQ content

Best Discussion forum – sponsored by KRO IT Solutions

Best Government and Council Website – Available to sponsor

Best Education and Third Level Website – sponsored by National Digital Research Centre

Best eCommerce / Services Website – sponsored by Cybercom

Most Beautiful Website in Ireland – Sponsored by

Most Useful Website in Ireland – Sponsored by

Most Accessible Website – Sponsored by

Best Arts Website – Available to sponsor

Social Media Campaign Award

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Announcing the Social Media Campaign category for the 2009 awards.

If you’ve run a successful social media campaign in the last twelve months, then why not submit details of it for consideration for an award at this year’s event?

Nominations close on September 17th at 6pm

Full details and entry form here »

Care about the Web? Why not judge the 09 Web Awards?

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

You don’t have to be a developer or designer or business person to judge websites. You just have to like the web and want to highlight good sites and amazing talent. Want to? Apply to become a Web Awards judge.

Friday 6pm is the closing date for 2009 Realex Irish Web Awards

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

If you’ve not done so yet, you still have a few days to get nominating your favourite websites for the Realex Irish Web Awards. Many site owners have issues with nominating themselves. The trouble is others sometimes assume that your site has already been nominated. Nominate it yourself or encourage your users to do so. Be proud, not shy.

We’ll be opening up a form where the general public can sign up to be judges for the Awards too. This will go live before Friday.

The Social Media category will also have a special form added later this week and the closing date for nominations will be mid-September. Watch out for that!

Realex Payments are headline sponsors for 2009

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Realex Payments

Many thanks to Realex Payments who approached us months back asking to be headline sponsors for the 2009 Irish Web Awards.  We hope to improve in our second year and there’ll be some changes with the categories. The scorecard will be changed slightly too and is still going to be public and this year the aggregated scores for websites entered will be made public too.

Naturally, we’re on Twitter too. A few competitions and announcements to be communicated in the next few days and weeks.

High Quality Group Photo for 2008 Web Awards

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

A high quality group photo of the Web Awards can be downloaded here.

Best School Website/Best Youth Created Website

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Web Awards for schools

Nominations have now been opened for these two categories. RTE’s ICE TV programme will announce this later today too. You can nominate here and nominations are open until November 7th. The winners will be announced in early December.

Oh and we have a Bebo Profile too!

Copies, clones, replacements

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Web Awards Trophies pic by Rick O'Shea

I’m going to be putting in an order for more Web Awards trophies with the trophy maker in the next few days. It seems some people broke or had their Web Awards trophies broken on them and other people want copies of them as both the designers and website owners want to keep the lovely bits of glass. Trophies cost about €70 each or thereabouts.

If you want to order trophies then email contact < at > with details of the trophy you want.

More roundups from people that were at the Awards

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Anthony from

Enda from Access NUIM.

A great pic of the Silicon Republic crew by John Williams.

Love this summary of the Irish Web Awards from Gita.

And this one from Maryrose on what it means to win an award.

This is a great photo from Phil
Rick and the gang at the Web Awards

Loads more photos here.

Laura has her take. took the W and made it an M:
Muzu TV and Web Awards