The Irish Web Awards are a go. Contract signed with the Radisson SAS in Dublin for October 11th. Rick O’Shea will be the MC. You may have heard of him. Same informalities as the Blog Awards: no bland meal, no tux requirements, no having to pay to nominate a website, no paying 200 quid to attend. Also judging criteria will be public. It will not be a popularity contest so the site or people with the most friends will not win for anything other than having the best site out there.
There’s a pending announcement of the critera for the Web Awards (you can still contribute here) and the 20 or so categories for the Awards will be announced in two weeks.
I’ll be looking for sponsorship and require one headline sponsor and a sponsor for each category too. Like the Blog Awards, for category sponsorship I’d prefer to see smaller businesses with the intent that they will get as much from the Awards as those nominated. Now here’s a shocker. If you sponsor the overall event or any category then you CANNOT be nominated in any category.
If you’re interested in sponsorship (I don’t have prices worked out yet) then give me a bell on IrishAwards@gmail.com
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Planning on shafting us Northerners again, Mulley? 😉
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Andy that’s fighting talk. Yer gonna give us a bad name!
Really hope to make it on the night. Definite networking opportunities with talented people from the best sites. Sounds great.
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It is in my calendar. The Radisson Royal is a great venue for a party… I mean awards ceremony. A weekend will have to be made of it.
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‘Well done, you won. Here’s a ridiculously large fruit bowl..’
One For The Road is right. Large fruit bowls are naff.
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