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Data: The Irish Web Awards’ shortlist in numbers

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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, techtv101.com, TechCentral.ie, syncni.com, siliconrepublic.com

 

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. Clickonline.com (3 nominations)
  3. Thejournal.ie (3 nominations)
  4. Luas.ie (3 nominations)
  5. Sciencegallery (3 nominations – 3 if you count tcd.ie)
  6. Organicsupermarket.ie (3 nominations)
  7. Thecorknews.ie (3 nominations)
  8. Nosmag.ie (2 nominations)
  9. Irishtheatremagazine.ie (2 nominations)
  10. State.ie  (2 nominations)
  11. Thescore.ie  (2 nominations)
  12. Exordo.com (2 nominations)
  13. Giftgenies.com (2 nominations)
  14. Safefood.eu (2 nominations)
  15. Fatcheese.ie (2 nominations)
  16. Sendmypostcards.com (2 nominations)
  17. Dublinbuslive.com (2 nominations)
  18. Giyireland.com (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
irishtheatremagazine.ie
mayotoday.ie
thejournal.ie
lecool.com/dublin
stylesiren.ie
state.ie
Best Radio Website
98FM
RTÉ 2FM
Spin 1038
Phantom 1052
RTÉ Doc on One
TodayFM
Best Independent Podcaster
SPEAKCast
Wicklow TV
SodShow
The Comic Cast
Irish Fireside

Entertainment and Arts

Best Sports Site
thescore.ie
sportsnewsireland.com
kilkennytriathlonclub.com
irishprocycling.com
GAA
Arseblog
Best Music Site – sponsored by Poll Daddy
goldenplec.com
itma.ie
oxegen.ie
state.ie
swearimnotpaul.com
nialler9.com
Best Entertainment Website – Sponsored by Entertainment.ie
averagefilmreviews.com
scannain.com
Click Magazine
popculturemonster.com
vicarstreet.ie
Movies.ie
Best Arts Website
nch.ie/online
fringefest.com
irishtheatremagazine.ie
templebargallery.com
axis-ballymun.ie
ewaneumann.com

Technology and Social

Best Technology Site – Sponsored by BH Consulting
sociable.co
Click Magazine
techtv101.com
TechCentral.ie
syncni.com
siliconrepublic.com
Best New Web Application/Service – Sponsored by Red Cardinal
sociallocality.com
exordo.com
luas.ie
diarymonitor.com
siternitylite.com
lokofoto.com
Most Innovative Website – Sponsored by ESOF2012, Dublin City of Science
SafeText.ie
thejournal.ie
giftgenies.com
luas.ie
youreport.newstalk.ie
winetimes.ie

Government, Education and Community

Best Discussion forum
politics.ie
photographyireland.net
mrs2be.ie/wedding-forum
foot.ie
Www.Thumped.com
iwf.ie
Best Government and Council Website – Sponsored by Exigent Networks
weigh2live.safefood.eu
military.ie
idaireland.com
cervicalcheck.ie
disabilitybray.ie
enterprise-ireland.com
Best Education and Third Level Website
tcd.ie
ncad.ie
wandesforde.ie
ucd.ie/library
Science Gallery
itcarlow.ie
An Suíomh Gaeilge is Fearr
foinse.ie
rrr.ie
lurgan.biz
cic.ie
nuacht24.com
gaelport.com
cailindeas.ie
gaelsceal.ie
Nós Mag
Best Microsite – Available to sponsor
heritageweek.ie
thescore.ie/rugby-world-cup-2011
waterfordharvestfestival.com
cheffactor.ie
sciencegallery.com/elements
safefood.eu/christmas

Commerce and Mobile

Best eCommerce / Services Website – sponsored by OnlineAdvertising.ie
hairybaby.com
fatcheese.ie
sendmypostcards.com
business.ie
hautemama.ie
organicsupermarket.ie
Best SME/Small Business Website – sponsored by Pivotal Communications
mooregroup.ie
organicsupermarket.ie
daveydavey.com
giftgenies.com
cinnamoncottage.ie
blacknight.com
Best Mobile Site – sponsored by iQ Content
m.sciencegallery.com
rte.ie/storyland
dublinbikes2go.com
thejournal.ie/?switcher=mobile
daft.ie/mobile
DublinBusLive.com

Technical Awards

Best Practice – Sponsored by Surveys.ie
exordo.com
luas.ie
riverdance.com
dunamaise.ie
bonkers.ie
lost.ie
Most Beautiful Website in Ireland – Sponosored by Kooba
sciencegallery.com
The Cork News
giyireland.com
sendmypostcards.com
firestation.ie
organicsupermarket.ie
Most Useful Website in Ireland – Sponsored by DoneDeal.ie
citizensinformation.ie
giyireland.com
fatcheese.ie
RTE.ie
DublinBusLive.com
lactosefree.ie
Web Agency of the Year
pixeldesign.ie
pridedesign.ie
webtrade.ie
emagine.ie
refresh.ie
ican.ie
xcommunications.ie
RoomthreeDesign
spoiltchild.com
Arekibo
modus.ie

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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Piers Dillon Scott
Piers Dillon-Scott is co-editor of The Sociable and writes about stuff he finds. He likes technology, media, and using the Oxford comma (because it just makes sense).