What we celebrate…

In 2021, the National Digital Awards will recognise stand-out
companies, innovators and individuals in their respective sectors.

Websites

Website of the Year

This award recognises and rewards an exceptional website that has won a website category of the National Digital Awards 2021. The judges will be looking at the user experience, creativity, functionality, quality and compliance of the website.

New Website of the Year

This award recognises and rewards an exceptional website less than 18 months old. The judges will be assessing the user experience, creativity, functionality, quality and compliance of the website.

Small Business Website of the Year

This award recognises and rewards an exceptional website which represents a small business of under 50 employees. The judges will be assessing the user experience, creativity, functionality, quality and compliance of the website.

Medium Business Website of the Year

This award recognises and rewards an exceptional website which represents a small business of between 50 and 200 employees. The judges will be assessing the user experience, creativity, functionality, quality and compliance of the website.

Large Business Website of the Year

This award recognises and rewards an exceptional website which represents a small business of over 200 employees. The judges will be assessing the user experience, creativity, functionality, quality and compliance of the website.

Health, Beauty, Well-being Website of the Year

This award recognises and rewards an exceptional eCommerce website retailing beauty products, medicines or pharmaceuticals, health supplements or treatments. The judges will be assessing the user experience, creativity, functionality, quality and compliance of the website.

Hospitality, Food, Beverage Website of the Year

This award recognises and rewards an exceptional the hospitality sector website ie. a hotel, restaurant, bar or niteclub. The judges will be assessing the user experience, creativity, functionality, quality and compliance of the website.

Electrical, Technology Website of the Year

This award recognises and rewards an exceptional food or electrical/technology website ie. electrical store, electricians, gaming, computers etc. The judges will be assessing the user experience, creativity, functionality, quality and compliance of the website.

Not-for profit Website of the Year

This award recognises and rewards an exceptional website of a not-for-profit organisation ie. a representative body, a charity, community group. The judges will be assessing the user experience, creativity, functionality, quality and compliance of the website.

Professional Services Website of the Year

This award recognises and rewards an exceptional professional services website ie. law company, financial or advisory company. The judges will be assessing the user experience, creativity, functionality, quality and compliance of the website.

Most Trusted Website of the Year

This award recognises and rewards and celebrates a website which has garnered the trust of their customers/users. Judges will be looking at trust scores as well as customer service.

People

Digital Trailblazer of the Year

This award celebrates the achievements of a leader in digital business who has scaled new heights and made substantial progress in the past year. Entrants must include details of their career to date and the contribution they make to their business or organisation and the wider digital industry.

Women in Digital Award

This award celebrates an exceptional female professional working in a company that embraces digital. Entrants must include details of their career to date and the contribution they make to their business or organisation and the wider digital industry.

Next Generation Award (U-30)

This award celebrates an exceptional digital professional under 30 years old working in an agency or in-house. Entrants must include details of their career to date and the contribution they make to their business or organisation and the wider digital industry.

Digital Advocate of the Year

This award acknowledges the advocacy work of a digital hero in the political, public service or state agency realm over the past 12 months.

Innovation

Sustainable Business of the Year

This award celebrates and rewards a digital business that has embraced sustainability in their daily business operations. The entrant must demonstrate how they have reduced their carbon foot-print and made a conscious effort to drive a more environmentally friendly business model over the past 12 months.

Social Media Campaign of the Year

This award celebrates and rewards an outstanding social media campaign that scaled new heights in 2021. Entrants should demonstrate in their submission that  key performance indicators were met or exceeded including reach, impact on conversion rates and sales.

Digital Impact of the Year

This awards celebrates and rewards an innovative tool, product or service that has changed business for the better or delivered outstanding results using digital means. The judges will be assessing innovative products or services that had a positive impact on customers in the last twelve months.

Business Hub of the Year

This award celebrates and rewards a business hub that has delivered outstanding service to the community in the last twelve months. Judges will be assessing the facilitation of remote workers, customer experience and on-site facilities.

Enter the 2021 National Digital Awards today!

Key Dates

Thursday 11th November

Entries close

Monday 15th November

First-round judging commences

Monday 6th December

Short-list announced

Friday 14th January

Final submissions close

Thursday 20th January

Final-round judging commences

Thursday 3rd February

National Digital Awards Night

The Judges

First-round

Lorraine Higgins

Secretary General, DBI

David Campbell

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Niall Horgan

Chairperson, DBI

Peter Walsh

Openout

Catherine Doyle

permanent tsb

Gillian Forde

permanent tsb

Rose O’Donovan

Further Group

Tracy O’Brien

The People Password

Orla Cooney

Magico

Moji Akbari

Grouper Technology

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