The search has once again begun to find Ireland’s best websites. Realex have supported the awards for the past five years and to coincide with the recent launch of their personal payment account, Realex Fire will sponsor this year’s awards.
The free to enter awards have 29 categories recognising websites in News and Media, Entertainment and Arts, Technology and Social, Government, Education and Community, Commerce and Mobile sectors as well as Technical Awards.
The Realex Fire Web Awards stand out from other awards as anyone can nominate a site, and the long list of nominees is drawn solely from public nominations by a judging panel. All nominations are listed on the awards website. There were in excess of 600 nominations last year.
Over the years many well-known sites have scooped a Realex Web Award including; Irishtimes.com, Luas.ie, DoneDeal.ie, Siliconrepublic.com, and Thejournal.ie. Last year Entertainment.ie claimed the title of the Best Website in Ireland alongside a Best Entertainment category award.
This year’s awards include Best Online Publication, Best Student Web Project, Best Financial Services Website, Most Useful Website in Ireland, Best Sports Site, Web Agency of the Year and Most Beautiful Website in Ireland, amongst others. New categories on this year’s list are Best Website of a Start-up and Best Daily Web Publication. Additional new category Ugliest Website in Ireland can only be nominated by yourself and not others; the prize is €4,500 of web design from V7.
Speaking at the launch, founder and organiser of the Realex Fire Web Awards, Damien Mulley said; “The unique aspect of these awards is that they are open to anyone to enter and whether you are a multinational or a one-person business your website has an equal chance of winning. Simply securing a nomination can be a great boost to your business.”
Head of Business Development for Realex Fire, Paul Dunne, commented, “We are delighted to once again sponsor the web awards which showcase the best that Ireland has to offer online. It is a natural fit with the Realex Fire personal payment account, which is bringing innovation to e-commerce.”
Entry to the Awards is on the website at www.webawards.ie/nominations . Nominations close on 12th September with finalists announced in October and winners in November, at a ceremony in the Four Seasons Hotel.
For further information:
Justin Bowers – 087 279 0477
The full list of categories is:
News and Media
- Best Online Publication
- Best Web Only Publication
- Best Daily Web Only Publication
- Best Radio Website
- Best Independent Podcaster
Entertainment and Arts
- Best Sports Site
- Best Music Site
- Best Entertainment Website
- Best Arts Website
Technology and Social
- Best Science and Technology Site
- Best New Web Application/Service
- Best Website of a Start-up
Government, Education and Community
- Best Government and Local Government Website
- Best Education and Third Level Website
- Best Student Web Project
- An Suíomh Gaeilge is Fearr
- Best Microsite
Commerce and Mobile
- Best Financial Services Website
- Best eCommerce / Services Website
- Best SME/Small Business Website
- Best Mobile Site
- Best Responsive Design
- Best Practice
- Most Beautiful Website in Ireland
- Ugliest Website in Ireland
- Most Useful Website in Ireland
- Most Innovative Website
- Web Agency of the Year
- Best Website in Ireland