Data: The Irish Web Awards’ shortlist in numbers

October 10, 2011


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In this edition of the data blog we look at the Irish Web Awards in numbers.  The awards’ nominations were revealed today and we are very pleased to be nominated in The Best Technology Site category along with some of your favourite sites and friends; Click Magazine,,,,


Irish Web Awards

There are 145 nominations for 123 separate websites, in 22 categories this year.  Some 16 websites received more than one nomination with RTÉ being the most nominated website, with 4 nods. Click Online, Thejournal, Luas, The Science Gallery, Organics Supermarket, and The Cork News receive three nominations each.  Eleven websites receive two nominations.

There is a near even mix of .IE and .COM domains (62 .IEs to 56 .COMs) with a handful of others (.CO, .NET, .EU).

Most nominated domains (excluding duplicates)

  • 62 .IEs
  • 55 .COMs
  • 1 .BIZ
  • 1 .CO (us)
  • 1 .EU
  • 1 .NET
  • 1 .TV

Most nominated sites

  1. RTÉ.ie (4 nominations)
  2. (3 nominations)
  3. (3 nominations)
  4. (3 nominations)
  5. Sciencegallery (3 nominations – 3 if you count
  6. (3 nominations)
  7. (3 nominations)
  8. (2 nominations)
  9. (2 nominations)
  10.  (2 nominations)
  11.  (2 nominations)
  12. (2 nominations)
  13. (2 nominations)
  14. (2 nominations)
  15. (2 nominations)
  16. (2 nominations)
  17. (2 nominations)
  18. (2 nominations)

So, without much further ado, the nominees are;

Best Online Publication
The Cork News
Limerick Post
Click Magazine
Irish Times
Cork Independent
Nós Mag
Best Web Only Publication
Best Radio Website
Spin 1038
Phantom 1052
RTÉ Doc on One
Best Independent Podcaster
Wicklow TV
The Comic Cast
Irish Fireside

Entertainment and Arts

Best Sports Site
Best Music Site – sponsored by Poll Daddy
Best Entertainment Website – Sponsored by
Click Magazine
Best Arts Website

Technology and Social

Best Technology Site – Sponsored by BH Consulting
Click Magazine
Best New Web Application/Service – Sponsored by Red Cardinal
Most Innovative Website – Sponsored by ESOF2012, Dublin City of Science

Government, Education and Community

Best Discussion forum
Best Government and Council Website – Sponsored by Exigent Networks
Best Education and Third Level Website
Science Gallery
An Suíomh Gaeilge is Fearr
Nós Mag
Best Microsite – Available to sponsor

Commerce and Mobile

Best eCommerce / Services Website – sponsored by
Best SME/Small Business Website – sponsored by Pivotal Communications
Best Mobile Site – sponsored by iQ Content

Technical Awards

Best Practice – Sponsored by
Most Beautiful Website in Ireland – Sponosored by Kooba
The Cork News
Most Useful Website in Ireland – Sponsored by
Web Agency of the Year

The awards take place on Saturday 20 of October and are the second big award ceremony of the digital awards season, after the IIA’s Dot IE Net Visionary Awards.


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Ajit Jain

Ajit Jain is marketing and sales head at Octal Info Solution, a leading iPhone app development company and offering platform to hire Android app developers for your own app development project. He is available to connect on Google Plus, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


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