The Irish Web Awards are upon us again. We were delighted to have been involved last year as a sponsor for the inaugural awards. What a refreshing experience. We tried to sponsor a category again this year but were told that if we or any of our clients wanted to enter that we would be precluded as a sponsor. This is the way it should be – awards ceremonies take note.
Given that a number of our clients were keen to submit entries (which doesn’t cost a thing…) we decided that sponsorship could wait until another year. In any case our sponsorship budget has been used up with the Digital Media Awards where we have designed and developed the site for this year’s event.
The great thing about the Irish Web Awards is the democracy of it all. There are approximately 85 judges on board – any one can apply to be a judge – and they are each given 25 sites to judge. This means that every single entry is judged a number of times by a wide variety of judges which should mean that you are getting the fairest and most objective view possible. Sponsorship, table purchase, advertising and other financially lucrative activities do not play a part in the decision making process here.
We are delighted to say that 34 of our clients have been included on shortlists in a number of categories and we can only hope now that at least one of them comes home with some glassware! Whoseview and Media Contact are both in the Best Practice category which is a testament to the efforts of the Lightbox development team – we are firmly on the fence in terms of who we want to see win!
- Whoseview.ie appears in the following categories Best New Web Application/Service, Best Social Media Campaign and Best Practice.
- Media Contact is shortlisted in the Best Practice category
- Newstalk is shortlisted in the Best Radio website category for the second year in a row.
- Totally Dublin is shortlisted in the Best Entertainment Website Category
Well done to all shortlisted websites and looking forward to a great night on October 10th.