DUBLIN - The nominated list for the Realex Payments Web Awards has been released with record numbers of people and entries. Media organisations have featured heavily in nominations this year with newspaper sites like IrishTimes.com, Examiner.ie, Independent.ie and DailyMail.ie being nominated, while the websites for 98FM, Spin 1038, RTÉ Radio 1, RTÉ 2FM and Phantom 1052 have been nominated too. Media websites have won the overall Grand Prix the last two years.
Organiser Damien Mulley noted "A large deal of media organisations now realise that the web is another distribution channel and not just print, Radio or TV and have invested heavily into moving their content online where their is infinite space and time to continue on a news story or media show"
As well as media nominations, between the e-commerce and SME categories there have been over 100 sites nominated. Mulley added "While companies are finding it tougher to do business in the past few years, the number of new businesses being created and existing companies going online has exploded and this is certainly reflected in the nominations this year".
Tracy Glynn from overall sponsor Realex Payments added "We’re very proud to support the Web Awards again this year. They provide a terrific opportunity to acknowledge the achievements of the Irish Internet industry; an industry that not only creates employment but encourages entrepreneurial spirit
The Web Awards are the only web/digital awards that sees all of the nominated websites get judged by 100s of web experts, as well as people that use the web on a daily basis. Nominations and the judging process is free with tickets to the event priced at €30, up to 1/10th of the cost of other award events.
All details are on http://webawards.ie/ Judging of the nominations will begin shortly and the ceremony is on October 22nd with 2FM's Rick O'Shea as host.