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 1st 2016 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 team@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.

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

1.Best Web Only Publication

2.Best Daily Web Only Publication

3.Best Media Website

4.Best Sports Site

5.Best Sports News Site

6.Best Music News Site

7.Best Entertainment Website

8.Best Arts and Culture Website

9.Best Original Writing for a Website (Single author)

10.Best Original Writing for a Website (multi-authors)

11.Best Podcast Series

12.Best Science and Technology Site

13.Best Website of a Startup

14.Best New Web Application/Service

15.Best Government and Local Government Website

16.Best Education and Third Level Website

17.An Suíomh Gaeilge is Fearr

18.Best Microsite

19.Best Financial Services Website

20.Best Mobile site

21.Most Beautiful Website in Ireland

22.Most Innovative Website

23.Best Practice




1. 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

2. 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.

3. Best Media Website





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

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. Best Entertainment Website





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

8. Best Arts and Culture Website





An Irish website dedicated to Arts, Culture, Music.

9. Best Original Writing for a Website (Single author)




A company/org can only enter ONE of the Original Writing catgeories.

We want to recognise original writing this year. Good web content that’s not quick pieces full of Twitter quotes or super-positive bought opinions. This is for longer form writing for a website. Wordcount must be over 750 words and was written after October 1st 2015 and before June 15th 2016. You can submit from one to three pieces.

The content needs to be unique to the website and so can’t be a digital version of a print article or a piece you wrote for another site and republished on your own site.

10. Best Original Writing for a Website (multi-authors)




A company/org can only enter ONE of the Original Writing catgeories.

We want to recognise original writing this year. Good web content that’s not quick pieces full of Twitter quotes or super-positive bought opinions. This is for longer form writing for a website. Wordcount must be over 750 words and was written after October 1st 2015 and before June 15th 2016. You can submit from one to three pieces.

The content needs to be unique to the website and so can’t be a digital version of a print article or a piece you wrote for another site and republished on your own site.

11. Best Podcast Series





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.

12. Best Science and Technology Site





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

13. Best Website of a Startup






This is for a ful ltime startup created between October 2014 and December 2015. 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.

14. Best New Web Application/Service






This is for a new web app created between August 2015 and May 2016. 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.

15. Best Government and Local Government Website





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

This is not a category for schools, universities or educational organisations. There is a devoted category for that.

16. Best Education and Third Level Website





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

17. 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.

18. 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.

19. Best Financial Services Website





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

20. 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.

21. 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.

22. 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.

23. 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.