Friday, 2 October 2015

Web Award honours Finalists


Blacknight really does have a business outside of sponsoring awards shows - however, Ireland’s leading domain registrar and hosting company are just as passionate about recognising the behind-the-scenes heroes of the Irish tech community as they are about bringing best of breed Internet technology to their customers.

The Web awards honour the best work produced by the Irish Internet community and promise one of the most irreverent, fun filled nights for the tech industry.

This year, Blacknight is sponsoring the Web Awards in two categories, Best Start Up Website and Best Large SME Website.

The Finalists in the category of Best SME Website – Large (21 employees or more) are: barnacles.ie, jammedia.ie,mcgowansprint.com, micksgarage.com, nesta.ie, openet.com,pallasfoods.com, toniandguy.ie, topeleven.com/support/ andwebsummit.net.

The Finalists for best website of a Startup are:fandomapp.com, Friday.ie, funnymonkey.ie,letsgetchecked.com, maven46.com, mummycooks.ie,myname.irish, simplezebra.com, treatbox.com andwebdoctor.ie.

“We are impressed with the finalists in both categories and look forward to presenting the winners with their awards,” states Blacknight CEO Michele Neylon. The awards evening takes place in the RDS Concert Hall in Dublin on October 15, 2015. Doors open at 6:45pm and the event begins at 8pm, sharp. The show has no dress code, so come as you are from jeans and a t-shirt to an evening gown. Tickets are general admission with no allocated seating with the ceremony lasting two hours followed. The awards will be followed by Damien Mulley’s famous after party featuring finger food and fun.

“I realise that it looks like we sponsor every tech awards show under the sun, but it’s because we do,” Neylon continues. “We know first hand how difficult it is to run an SME, design and operate a good website and engage our customers online. We know that it is lonely, thankless work and that users rarely notice the flawless experience they are getting when they come to your site. We sponsor awards because we believe that everyone who is doing good, unseen work deserves to be noticed. We especially enjoy sponsoring the Web Awards because we are philosophically in line with a purely merit based show, where absolutely anyone can win. Also, I can show up in a t-shirt and no one cares.”

This year, the Web Awards is debuting a new category: most influential Irish website since 2000. The companies competing in this category are: UCC, Irish Times, RTÉ, TheJournal, Done Deal, Revenue.ie, Broadsheet.ie, and Boards.ie.

“This is an award that fascinates me,” Neylon concludes “and the shortlist is a very interesting cross-section of new, old, serious and “light”.

Register for the awards show before October 14 to book a seat for the most interesting awards show of the year. Early bird tickets may be purchased online for €35. Full price tickets are €50 from October 1-14.Tickets on the door will be €100 each.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visithttp://Webawards.ie