Nominations

Read all of this if you want your nomination to go through

  • Only someone from the business/org or an agreed representative can nominate a site in the business categories for this event.
  • We suggest copying and pasting your entry into a Word document just in case anything goes wrong as you’re nominating.
  • An email from web@webawards.ie will be sent to you to verify your entry. If you don’t verify it, your nominations won’t go through.
  • Once verified you will be sent a link which allows you to edit your entry up to the close of nominations.
  • Nominations close on August 20th at 4pm
  • A person can enter sites in up to 4 categories. If you want to nominate multiple sites in one category or are nominating multiple clients then use a unique email per entry.
  • If a single site is entered in more than 4 categories by you, we will delete ALL entries.
  • Late entries (up to 48 hours) incur an admin fee of €300. Asking us to edit your nomination after entries close also incurs this fee. So don’t be late.
  • Your entry will be judged by the public and cranky web developers.
  • Our contact email is 2015@webawards.ie but we won’t answer emails about extensions or exceptions.
  • Be careful when copying and pasting with the word count. Delete any white spaces before first and last words.. Google docs is better than Word for word counting!

You can jump to the category that you're interested in by clicking on the links below :

1.Best Online Publication

2.Best Web Only Publication

3.Best Daily Web Only Publication

4.Best Radio Website

5.Best Sports Site

6.Best Sports News Site

7.Best Music News Site

8.Best Entertainment Website

9.Best Arts and Culture Website

10.Best Podcast

11.Best Science and Technology Site

12.Best Website of a Startup

13.Best New Web Application/Service

14.Best Government and Local Government Website

15.Best Education and Third Level Website

16.An Suíomh Gaeilge is Fearr

17.Best Microsite

18.Best eCommerce – Micro / Small

19.Best eCommerce – Medium

20.Best eCommerce – International

21.Best eCommerce – Retail

22.Best SME Website – Micro / Small

23.Best SME Website – Medium (20 employees or less)

24.Best SME Website – Large

25.Best Financial Services Website

26.Best Mobile site

27.Most Beautiful Website in Ireland

28.Most Innovative Website

29.Best Practice

30.Most Influential Irish Website ever




1. Best Online Publication





This is for the website of a regular print publication. This publication must be printed at least once per month over the past 12 months.

2. Best Web Only Publication





This is for the website of an online only publication. This publication must be updated at least once per month over the past 12 months. There is another category for Daily Online Publications, do not enter this category if the site updates daily

3. Best Daily Web Only Publication





This is for the website of a online publication that updates at least daily. Do not enter this site in other “publication” categories.

4. Best Radio Website





This is for the website of a radio station that broadcasts on terrestrial frequencies in Ireland.

5. Best Sports Site





This is for the website of a Sports organisation, whether professional or amateur or for a site that covers a historical sporting event. There is a category devoted to Sports news. Only one Sports category can be entered.

6. Best Sports News Site





This is for the website devoted to news of a Sporting organisation. This can be a site for one particular sport or sporting organisation or encompassing all sports. The website has to be solely devoted to Sports and not a section of a larger site. Yes, eSports is Sports too.

7. Best Music News Site





Irish website dedicated to music news. If you want to nominate the website of an artist or music organisation, use the Arts and Culture category.

8. Best Entertainment Website





A website dedicated to entertainment and entertainment news. Entertainment has to be the main offering of the site.

9. Best Arts and Culture Website





An Irish website dedicated to Arts, Culture, Music.

10. Best Podcast





Podcast, the category, the sequel! This is for a podcast and we don’t really care where you host it or how the website looks. This is all about the content of the Podcast. Only the owner of the Podcast or a rep for them can enter this category.

11. Best Science and Technology Site





An Irish website dedicated to Science and Technology with an Irish take. This can include science and tech news.

12. Best Website of a Startup






This is for a fulltime startup created between August 2013 and December 2014. If you were set up before that date, you are not a startup under our criteria. Only owners or their representatives can nominate in this category.

13. Best New Web Application/Service





This is for a new web app created between August 2014 and July 2015. It needs to be accessible to the general web public. It cannot be an iteration of an existing web app. Only the creator/owner of this web app can nominate in this category.

14. Best Government and Local Government Website





This is for the website of a Government, semi-state or local Government entity.

15. Best Education and Third Level Website





This is for a registered educational organisation: School, post Leaving Cert, College/University etc.

16. An Suíomh Gaeilge is Fearr





This category is rarely nominated in and the majority of winners haven’t bothered to attend the event. This category will not be moved forward this year if it doesn’t reach a threshold of entries.

17. Best Microsite




This is for a single serving event or initiative. This is valid for a Microsite created after September 2014 and before August 2015. Only the owner or a representative can nominate in this category.

18. Best eCommerce – Micro / Small







This category is for an eCommerce company with 5 or less employees. Only the owner or a representative can nominate in this category. A company can only enter one eCommerce category.

19. Best eCommerce – Medium







This category is for an eCommerce company with 20 or less employees. Only the owner or a representative can nominate in this category. A company can only enter one eCommerce category.

20. Best eCommerce – International







This category is for an eCommerce company that sells mainly to an International audience. Only the owner or a representative can nominate in this category. A company can only enter one eCommerce category.

21. Best eCommerce – Retail







This category is for the eCommerce site of an Irish retailer. Only the owner or a representative can nominate in this category. A company can only enter one eCommerce category.

22. Best SME Website – Micro / Small







This is for the website of an Irish SME with 5 employees or less. This business must be a full-time business and can be a Ltd company or sole trader. Only the owner or a representative can nominate in this category. A business can only enter one SME category.

23. Best SME Website – Medium (20 employees or less)







This is for the website of an Irish SME with 20 employees or less. This business must be a full-time business and can be a Ltd company or sole trader. Only the owner or a representative can nominate in this category. A business can only enter one SME category.

24. Best SME Website – Large







This is for the website of an Irish SME with 21 employees or more. This business must be a full-time business and can be a Ltd company or sole trader. Only the owner or a representative can nominate in this category. A business can only enter one SME category.

25. Best Financial Services Website





This is for the website of a financial services company such as a stockbrokers, insurance company, bank etc.

26. Best Mobile site





This is for the mobile version of a website. This is not for responsive websites as every site for these awards will not be judged on if they are responsive. This is for the m.domainname.ie type sites.

27. Most Beautiful Website in Ireland





This is for the most beautiful website in Ireland. Taste is subjective so maybe a beautiful site to one person is a Ling’s Cars site to someone else.

28. Most Innovative Website




This is for a website that uses technology, design and insights to create a website that is innovative enough to be remarkable. Only the owner of the website or a representative can enter this category.

29. Best Practice







The builders shall inherit the Web. This is for those that have built a website, why they built it, how they built it and how it has performed.

30. Most Influential Irish Website ever



This is for the Irish site which you believe to be the most influential since the Web arrived to Ireland. Is the site gone now, is it still around, is it one that helps Irish people every day? Let us know. This is an Irish built and designed website, not the Irish version of an International website.