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2018 Categories & Criteria ( All Categories)

Please view the general criteria. This criteria applies to all categories and may influence how you fill out your application.

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Best in Education & eLearning

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Best in Education & eLearning

This category is open to entries from educational bodies or any organisation that wishes to educate users/audiences online. This award is given to a website, platform or project which, through innovative ways, uses existing or new information technologies to enhance online learning, further an education mission online, communicate the need of education or provide informational material to current/prospective students. The website/project/platform must combine innovation, pedagogy and technology as key factors for creating more effective and engaging learning and/or content.

Enter nomination Category criteria pdf Submission deadline Thursday, September 27, 2018

Best in AI, Machine Learning & Blockchain

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Best in AI, Machine Learning & Blockchain – (Frontiers in Innovation)

This new Spiders category seeks to highlight the work on behind-the-scenes systems and programmes that is driving fundamental change in how business and services operate and their use of data. This award will focus on real strategic value activities that have leveraged technical advances in Blockchain, AR/VR or AI/Machine Learning (including Bots of any type). It is open to any public or private sector entity based in Ireland.

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The Elevation & International Growth Award

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The Elevation & International Growth Award

This is essentially our “Ones to Watch” category which is open to all businesses that have shown exceptional growth for up to four consecutive years prior to application. This is open to new businesses and also existing businesses who have transformed their business strategies and approaches to improve revenue growth.

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Best in Content Creation for Digital Media

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Best in Content Creation for Digital Media

This category is open to business and agencies, it recognises best in class content created for digital media which may include (but not limited to) blogs and video. Entries are open to content that shows a clear benefit to the organisation and its audience, this may include content created for a marketing/commercial purpose or content created to provide unique value to the audience. A robust methodology and use of best practice will be sought.

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Best in Travel, Tourism and Sport

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Best in Travel, Tourism and Sport

This category is for consumer-facing projects offering information, products and services in the travel, tourism and sport sectors, as well as marketing and advertising campaigns to promote products and services in these sectors.

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Best in Mobile Commerce & Transactions

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Best in Mobile Commerce & Transactions

The entry is open to companies or agencies that can demonstrate a successful campaign strategy and results for an improved, secure, transparent and convenience commerce and transactions on a mobile platform.

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Best in Business to Business (B2B)

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Best in Business to Business (B2B)

This Spiders award will celebrate the best B2B company that provides prospective and current customers with truly impressive levels of service, customer support, and best-in-class communications. The entries might highlight how the company has developed or transformed their B2B offering online to gain market share and competitive edge.

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Best Campaign to support Irish Language and/or Culture

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Best Campaign to support Irish Language and/or Culture

This award is given to a digital campaign to promote the Irish language and/or Irish culture. The campaign should focus on any aspect of the Irish language, customs, traditions, music, art, literature, folklore, cuisine or sport. The campaign can be in Irish, English or multiple languages and is opened to Irish language based business and organisations where Irish Culture is at it’s soul, such as Festivals, Events, Cultural and Heritage sites and venues across music, art, literature, folklore and sport.

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Best in Entertainment, Publishing & News

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Best in Entertainment, Publishing & News

If you have an innovative news media website or mobile app developed for the distribution of up-to date news, features, entertainment and opinion about any subject, then this is the category for you. The category is not open to web services that predominantly list existing aggregated content on third-party websites. The content created must be directed to a targeted audience.

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Large Agency of the Year – More than 10 people

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Large Agency of the Year – More than 10 people

The Agency of the Year award will be awarded to a large agency with more than 10 employees, that specialises in developments and designing websites for clients. Agencies will be judged on creative work that they have completed over the past 12 months. The judges are looking for innovative use of the online environment to execute their website and will be basing their criteria on creativity, development, delivery to brief and overall client experience.

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Small Agency of the Year – Less than 10 people

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Small Agency of the Year – Less than 10 people

The Small Agency of the Year award will be awarded to a small agency with less than 10 employees, that specialises in developments and designing websites for clients. Agencies will be judged on creative work that they have completed over the past 12 months. The judges are looking for innovative use of the online environment to execute their website and will be basing their criteria on creativity, development, delivery to brief and overall client experience.

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Best in Charity and Not-for-Profit (Free to enter)

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Best in Charity and Not-for-Profit (Free to enter)

This award will honour the best charitable and not-for-profit website, platform, project or service. The category is open to local and national government, emergency services and not-for-profit bodies from across Ireland.

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Best Campaign

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Best Campaign

The category is open to all businesses or agencies that can present the full body of their advertising marketing campaign (traditional, digital, advertising and marketing) and relate the digital executions to an overarching creative and business strategy.

 

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Best in User Experience & Design

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Best in User Experience & Design

The category is open to all businesses or agencies that can present the brand’s full spectrum of online customer services, as well as user experience.

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Best Digital Start-Up

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Best Digital Start-Up

In recent years, many businesses have started as digital businesses first. The Best digital Start-Up award will look for new businesses that have successfully brought to the online market an innovative new product, utility, service or store.

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Grand Prix

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Grand Prix

The Grand Prix award will be selected from the overall winners of the individual spiders’ categories in 2O18. Judges will be looking for outstanding levels of achievement in the areas of technology, innovation, functionality & interactivity coupled with a world class user experience.
The Grand Prix award, the highest accolade of The Spiders will be announced on the night at the awards ceremony.