Jan 09 2009

2009 Irish Blog Awards Nominations

Category: InternetTeknovis @ 8:20 pm

The Irish Blog Awards are now accepting nominations for 2009 on 2009 Nominations. The available categories are:

  • Best Popculture blog
  • Best Blog from a Journalist
  • Best Food/Drink Blog
  • Best Fashion Blog
  • Best Arts and Culture Blog
  • Best Political Blog
  • Best Group Blog
  • Best Use of the Irish Language in a Blog
  • Best Technology Blog/Blogger
  • Best Sport & Recreation Blog
  • Best News/Current Affairs Blog
  • Best Specialist Blog
  • Best Newcomer
  • Best Blog of a Business
  • Best Music Blog
  • Best Personal Blog
  • Best Humour Blog
  • Best Photo Blog
  • Best Blog Post

Further details of each category are described in 2009 Nominations. Well done to Damien Mulley for organising these awards!

I certainly will be voting. My problem is that I have definite ideas about which blogs to nominate in certain categories, and I am not aware of even a single blog in other categories!

I think that the launch timing of my blog was too late to enable it to mature sufficiently to be considered for the best newcomer category :(

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Oct 31 2008

IIA Net Visionary Awards Winners

Category: InternetTeknovis @ 2:37 pm

The winners of the IIA Net Visionary Awards were announced last night at a black tie event in Dublin. Some of the nominations, and indeed the eventual winners, are very interesting. Congratulations to all involved, and in particular to Blacknight for picking up two awards!

The first winner that caught my attention was Pixie. I heard of them before, but I never actually visited their website. It seems to be very user friendly, and I happily browsed through random photos for a while. I think that they are in a very competitive market, especially if they want to have a global audience rather than an Irish audience.

The other winner that caught my attention was lichens.ie. Yes, this really is an entire website about lichen! The website is well designed, and it is interesting to look at, even if you are not a biologist! I really like the magnifying glass cursor that appears over the photos on the top of each page.

Of course, I am not saying that the other sites are not worthy of a look either!

There are several other similar types of awards during the year in Ireland, such as the Irish Web Awards and the Irish Blog Awards. I think that both of these are the brain children of Damien Mulley. I am not familiar enough with them to know the differences!

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