The Irish Internet Association are delighted to announce the 15 shortlists for the 2009 IIA & Enterprise Ireland Net Visionary Awards. The awards will take place on May 21st 2009 in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Santry, Dublin. The Net Visionary Awards are an annual awards ceremony that celebrate the best in online business in Ireland. On the night of the awards, an overall Net Visionary is announced. Previous overall Net Visionary award winners include most recently Pat Phelan, MAXRoam, Fergus Burns, Nooked.com, and Ray Nolan of Hostelworld.com.
Fergal O’Byrne, commenting on this year’s shortlist, said, "This year’s shortlist covers a broad range of businesses from a variety of sectors. It includes gardeners, car maintenance companies, companies in the media and hospitality sectors, financial services, educators and communicators. This wide range of companies, small and large, demonstrates that more and more business people are turning to the internet as a cost effective, easy to use and measurable resource. All of these elements are key to maintaining a profit in difficult times. Awards like the Net Visionary Awards highlight the very best of the best, inspiring other Irish businesses and demonstrating the potential of moving your business online."
Nominations were accepted online from the public between February 23rd and March 27th 2009. Over 350 valid nominations were received, more than any previous year. Each of these nominations were assessed by a panel of judges who whittled them down to 15 shortlists of 5 each. The public are now invited to vote in each category until May 1st 2009.
Tickets for the awards can be booked online at www.netvisionary.ie. The awards are preceded this year by the IIA National Congress: Better Business Online in a Tough Economy: Money, Marketing, Monitoring & Mobile which continues until Friday May 22nd 2009 in the same venue.
There are 15 categories. This year’s supported charity is the Irish Multiple Births Association.
The IIA and Enterprise Ireland Net Visionary awards are over for another year. Congratulations to all of those who went home with a bit of crystal tucked under their arm. Also a big congratulations to all of those shortlisted – you should be proud: you were nominated by your peers and the judges chose you as examplars in your field.
Many thanks to Peter Knight from Edenweb.ie for creating these badges and the shortlist badges too.
Winners please feel free to proudly display the following badges wherever you choose!
In preparation for this week’s announcement of the shortlisted nominees in the 2008 IIA & Enterprise Ireland Net Visionary Awards badges have been created which you can add to your site when you read that you are shortlisted…
All those years in the Guides weren’t wasted on me…
On a PC Right-click and choose “Save picture as…” to save the badge for the category in which your company is nominated.
On a Mac Ctrl+Click and save the image from the contextual menu.