The winners of the Eircom Spider Awards were announced last night at Dublin’s Burlington Hotel.
The ceremony, hosted by funnyman Jimmy Carr, were presented across 20 categories and notable winners were Dylan Collins – voted 2010 Internet Hero by a judging panel; Fota Wildlife, which scooped the Grand Prix and Travel and Tourism award; as well as the two public choice awards, which went to Humphrey Jones and Jeremy Stone (The Bigmouth Category) and www.tattoo.tv.
Innovation and creativity
Stephen Beynon, chairman of the judging panel for the awards and group managing director, consumer and small business, Eircom, said that innovation and creativity won out on the night and it was proof we must continue to support out pool of talent.
“Congratulations to each and every winner. I really do believe that it’s important to focus on the positive and to reward innovation and creativity wherever and whenever we can.
“Ireland has a huge pool of talent within the Irish internet and digital media sector and we must continue to support and foster this talent in every way we can."
The full list of winners on the night:
- Best Financial Services Website: www.paylesstax.ie
- Best Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Website winner: www.fotawildlife.ie
- Best Charitable and Non-Profit Organisation Website: www.sendaribbon.ie
- Best Retail Excellence Website: www.jameswhelanbutchers.com
- Best eBusiness (joint winners): www.hostelworld.com and www.eventelephant.com
- Best Campaign: Nissan LEAF Irish market launch
- Best News Media: www.newstalk.ie
- Best Education Website: Sixth Form Survivor Campaign
- Best Sports Website: www.irishfa.com
- Best Entertainment Website: www.heinekenmusic.ie
- Best Listings Website: www.whoseview.ie
- Graduate Award: Lydia Smolin
- Best Web Design and Development Agency: www.strata3.ie
- Big Mouth Award (as voted by the public): Humphrey Jones and Jeremy Stone
- Best Community Website (as voted by the public): www.tattoo.tv
- One to Watch Award: www.safetext.ie
- Digital Editor Award:Vincent Donnelly from www.movies.ie
- Best Mobile App: Hostelworld.com iPhone app
- Internet Hero: Dylan Collins
- Grand Prix Winner: www.fotawildlife.ie