Nominate

Nominations for the 2014 awards are now open and close September 5th.

Please read the criteria below. eCommerce and SME categories can only be entered by business owners/reps for the business.

Note: One email address per set of nominations. If you want to come back and nominate more sites, you need to use another email.

You can only enter one SME category and one eCommerce category.

If you enter Daily Web Publication then you cannot enter the Web Only Publication and vice-versa.

The fee for changing your nomination is €200 or €400 when you get shitty with us and suggest our nomination system somehow became sentient and entered you in the wrong category. Every year we get this.

Please provide your name and email address. You must enter a valid email address as we’ll send you a verification email in order to confirm your nominations. Thank you.

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Please email me details of short lists, finalists and when tickets go on sale.

Best eCommerce – Micro (5 or less employees)





In order to nominate a website in this category you must either be the owner or you must have authorisation from the owner to nominate it on their behalf.

We reserve the right to contact you in order to confirm your affiliation with the website that you nominate.

Website owners/admins can only enter this category. You can only enter your site into one of the four eCommerce categories. Choose wisely. This category is for an Irish eCommerce company that sells online locally or internationally and has 5 or less full-time employees.

The online presence will be judged on website structure, design, ease of use, ability to pick and buy products with ease and how the site is displayed on various devices and the desktop.

Please include a contact email address along with your reason for nomination.

Best SME Website – Micro (5 employees or less)





In order to nominate a website in this category you must either be the owner or you must have authorisation from the owner to nominate it on their behalf.

We reserve the right to contact you in order to confirm your affiliation with the website that you nominate.

Please read this carefully: Website owners/admins can only enter this category. You can only enter your site into one of the three SME categories. This category is for an Irish SME website of a Limited company with 5 or less employees.

The online presence will be judged on website structure, interactions, ease of access to information, how unique the content is, how findable the content is and how that content is displayed on various devices and the desktop.

Please include a contact email address along with your reason for nomination.

Best Financial Services Website





This category is for an Irish Financial Services website. The online presence will be judged on website structure, interactions, how unique the content is, how findable the content is and how that content is displayed on various devices and the desktop.

If possible, please include a contact email address for the website owner along with your reason for nomination.

Best eCommerce – Trading Internationally





In order to nominate a website in this category you must either be the owner or you must have authorisation from the owner to nominate it on their behalf.

We reserve the right to contact you in order to confirm your affiliation with the website that you nominate.

Website owners/admins can only enter this category. You can only enter your site into one of the eCommerce categories. Choose wisely.

This category is for an Irish website that sells online with a focus on International markets. Based in Ireland, focusing on the world. This website must have country specific domains or sections.

The online presence will be judged on website structure, design, ease of use, ability to pick and buy products with ease and how the site is displayed on various devices and the desktop.

Please include a contact email address along with your reason for nomination.

Best eCommerce – Retail





In order to nominate a website in this category you must either be the owner or you must have authorisation from the owner to nominate it on their behalf.

We reserve the right to contact you in order to confirm your affiliation with the website that you nominate.

Website owners/admins can only enter this category. You can only enter your site into one of the eCommerce categories. Choose wisely.

For those that sell goods and services online and also have their own physical location(s) where the public can buy from too.

The online presence will be judged on website structure, design, ease of use, ability to pick and buy products with ease and how the site is displayed on various devices and the desktop.

Please include a contact email address along with your reason for nomination.

Best SME Website – Medium (20 employees or less)





In order to nominate a website in this category you must either be the owner or you must have authorisation from the owner to nominate it on their behalf.

We reserve the right to contact you in order to confirm your affiliation with the website that you nominate.

Please read this carefully: Website owners/admins can only enter this category. You can only enter your site into one of the three SME categories. This category is for an Irish SME website for Limited companies with 20 or less employees can enter into this category.

The online presence will be judged on website structure, interactions, ease of access to information, how unique the content is, how findable the content is and how that content is displayed on various devices and the desktop.

Please include a contact email address along with your reason for nomination.

Best eCommerce – Medium (6+ employees)





In order to nominate a website in this category you must either be the owner or you must have authorisation from the owner to nominate it on their behalf.

We reserve the right to contact you in order to confirm your affiliation with the website that you nominate.

Website owners/admins can only enter this category. You can only enter your site into one of the four eCommerce categories. Choose wisely. This category is for an Irish eCommerce company that sells online locally or internationally and has 6 or more full-time employees.

The online presence will be judged on website structure, design, ease of use, ability to pick and buy products with ease and how the site is displayed on various devices and the desktop.

Please include a contact email address along with your reason for nomination.

Best SME Website – Large (21 employees or more)





In order to nominate a website in this category you must either be the owner or you must have authorisation from the owner to nominate it on their behalf.

We reserve the right to contact you in order to confirm your affiliation with the website that you nominate.

Please read this carefully: Website owners/admins can only enter this category. You can only enter your site into one of the three SME categories. This category is for an Irish SME website of a Limited company with 21 or more employees.

The online presence will be judged on website structure, interactions, ease of access to information, how unique the content is, how findable the content is and how that content is displayed on various devices and the desktop.

Please include a contact email address along with your reason for nomination.

Best Sports Website





This category is for an Irish website dedicated to sports and recreation. The main focus of the combined website must be on sports/recreation. Sports subsites of larger media organisations will not be considered.

The online presence will be judged on website structure, interactions, unique content and how the content is displayed.

If possible, please include a contact email address for the website owner along with your reason for nomination.

Best Music Website





This category is for an Irish website dedicated to Music. The main focus of the combined website must be on music. Music subsites of larger media organisations will not be considered.

The online presence will be judged on website structure, interactions, how unique the content is, how findable the content is and how the content is displayed via the desktop and other devices.

If possible, please include a contact email address for the website owner along with your reason for nomination.

Best Entertainment Website





This category is for an Irish website dedicated to entertainment. The main focus of the combined website must be on entertainment. Subsites of larger media organisations will not be considered.

The online presence will be judged on website structure, interactions, how unique the content is and how that content is displayed.

If possible, please include a contact email address for the website owner along with your reason for nomination.

Best Arts Website





This category is for an Irish website dedicated to the arts or a website of an arts organisation.

The online presence will be judged on website structure, interactions, how unique the content is, how findable the content is and how that content is displayed on various devices and the desktop.

If possible, please include a contact email address for the website owner along with your reason for nomination.

Best Government / Local Government Website





This category is for an Irish Government or Council website.

The online presence will be judged on website structure, interactions, ease of access to information, how unique the content is, how findable the content is and how that content is displayed on various devices and the desktop.

If possible, please include a contact email address for the website owner along with your reason for nomination.

Best Education and Third Level Website





This category is for the websites of accredited Irish educational institutes such as schools, institutes, colleges and universities.

The online presence will be judged on website structure, interactions, ease of access to information, how unique the content is, how findable the content is and how that content is displayed on various devices and the desktop.

If possible, please include a contact email address for the website owner along with your reason for nomination.

An Suíomh Gaeilge is Fear





This category is for websites where the main language used to share information is Gaeilige.

The online presence will be judged on website structure, interactions, ease of access to information, how unique the content is, how findable the content is and how that content is displayed on various devices and the desktop.

If possible, please include a contact email address for the website owner along with your reason for nomination.

Best Microsite





This category is for a microsite created for a particular event or campaign with a stated start and end time.

If possible, please include a contact email address for the website owner along with your reason for nomination.

Best Student Web Project





A web project carried out between August 2013 and August 2014 by a student or group of students for their academic institution. Can be a school or college project.

If possible, please include a contact email address for the website owner along with your reason for nomination.

Best Mobile Site





This category is for the mobile version of an Irish website. The online presence will be judged on whether the site is optimised specifically for handheld devices, taking into account both the opportunities and constraints that mobile provides. The mobile site should work across different platforms (iPhone, Android, Windows, Blackberry).

If possible, please include a contact email address for the website owner along with your reason for nomination.

Best Online Publication





This category is for the web presence of a regular print publication such as a newspaper or magazine.

The online presence will be judged on website structure, social interactions and how the content is displayed on the desktop and via other devices.

If possible, please include a contact email address for the website owner along with your reason for nomination.

Best Radio Website





This is the web presence of an Irish radio station that broadcasts terrestrially.

The website will be judged on structure, original content, style, ability to access the radio streams from different devices and the ability to have their content distributed wildly.

If possible, please include a contact email address for the website owner along with your reason for nomination.

Best Web Only Publication





This is the web presence of a publication that does not have a non-digital counterpart. Online comics, magazines, satirical sites, news sources that update on a strict regular pattern can be entered here.

The website will be judged on structure, unique non-aggregated content, style, how findable the content is and how that content is displayed on various devices and the desktop.

If possible, please include a contact email address for the website owner along with your reason for nomination.

Daily Web-only Publication





This is for those Web-only news/sport/cat gif publications that update on a daily basis. You must be publishing at least 4 times a week to be able to qualify for this category. (We will give leeway but you must be a regular publication)

You’ll be judged on look and feel, quality content (that means not Buzzfeed rips), consistency, amongst other things.

If possible, please include a contact email address for the website owner along with your reason for nomination.

Best Practice





In order to nominate a website in this category you must either be the owner or you must have authorisation from the owner to nominate it on their behalf.

We reserve the right to contact you in order to confirm your affiliation with the website that you nominate.

This category is for website owners or website developers only to show the work, techniques and technology used to build this website. Entrants here are compared on their ability to build a website.

You must include the following mandatory Information:

  • Overview of website
  • Website features
  • Describe the website architecture
  • What unique technology/IP has been developed for this site
  • Describe how the architecture/technology was implemented
  • Describe any techniques such as SEO to get traffic to the website
  • Describe any additional information to be considered by the judges

By submitting your nomination you are confirming that you have permission to disclose these details to the organisers of the Web Awards.

Please include a contact email address along with your reason for nomination.

Most Beautiful Website in Ireland





This is for a website that exudes beautiful design. Here we look at how the information on the website is displayed in a beautiful and memorable way.

If possible, please include a contact email address for the website owner along with your reason for nomination.

Most Useful Website in Ireland





This is a category for websites that are the ones you use the most or find “of use” the most. The leatherman or Swiss Army Knife of websites. To nominated a website in this category you need to consider it something that makes you life more efficient due to the service it offers.

How is this website the most useful out there?

If possible, please include a contact email address for the website owner along with your reason for nomination.

Most Innovative Website





This category is for an Irish website that uses design or technology in an innovative way to provide a service or display information.

The submission will be judged on technology used, design, stability and adoption by the web community.

If possible, please include a contact email address for the website owner along with your reason for nomination.

Best Responsive Design





In order to nominate a website in this category you must either be the owner or you must have authorisation from the owner to nominate it on their behalf.

We reserve the right to contact you in order to confirm your affiliation with the website that you nominate.

Responsive design sees “users across a broad range of devices and browsers will have access to a single source of content, laid out so as to be easy to read and navigate with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling.” We’ll evaluate your design on: Layout, How it scales, Sizes/devices supported

Please include a contact email address along with your reason for nomination.

Ugliest Website in Ireland





In order to nominate a website in this category you must either be the owner or you must have authorisation from the owner to nominate it on their behalf.

We reserve the right to contact you in order to confirm your affiliation with the website that you nominate.

This is for those that are afraid to mention their website in their email signatures or when tallking to clients. Does your own website make you cringe when it loads? Did it seem obsolete in 1997? This is your chance to tell the world that you want a makeover.

Only website owners can submit to this category or we may get sued.

Please include a contact email address along with your reason for nomination.

Best Science and Technology Website





This category is for an Irish website dedicated to technology. The main focus of the combined website/majority of content must be on technology.

The online presence will be judged on website structure, interactions, how unique the content is, how findable the content is and how that content is displayed on various devices and the desktop.

If possible, please include a contact email address for the website owner along with your reason for nomination.

Best New Web Application/Service





This category is for an Irish web application or service released anytime between October 2012 and the end of August 2013.

The submission will be judged on technology used, unique features and impact of the life of a user of this service.

If possible, please include a contact email address for the website owner along with your reason for nomination.

Website of a Startup





In order to nominate a website in this category you must either be the owner or you must have authorisation from the owner to nominate it on their behalf.

We reserve the right to contact you in order to confirm your affiliation with the website that you nominate.

This is for Irish startups and their websites. There is another category for Web App if you want to submit your web app/service.

This category will judge a startup on their website design, whether they communicate well what they do and whether it entices people to sign up for/buy their products, amongst other things.

Please include a contact email address along with your reason for nomination.

Web Agency of the Year (Open to sole traders too)





This category is for the body of work from a Web Agency or Web Developer from November 2013 to the end of August 2014. Please submit websites you have worked on that you want to be considered and that have been submitted in other categories for the Web Awards. You do not have to enter every website you have worked on. Developers or agencies who solely use off-the-shelf templates will be severely marked down.

If possible, please include a contact email address for the website owner along with your reason for nomination.