Nominet Publish UK Internet Awards Shortlist

Nominet Internet Awards 2013 logoNominet have publish the shortlist for this year’s Nominet Internet Awards from an all-time high number of entries.

The annual awards for British businesses online celebrates the internet as a force for good, recognising and raising awareness of projects and initiatives that are making a difference online.

The news release announcing the finalists is below:

Some of the best and most innovative UK internet initiatives shortlisted for the Nominet Internet Awards 2013

Nominet, the not-for-profit organisation best known for running the .uk internet infrastructure, today announces the shortlist of entries for the Nominet Internet Awards 2013.

From an all-time high number of entries, a shortlist of 29 organisations and initiatives has been selected. The public and businesses can show their support for the shortlisted projects and organisations on the website or by Tweeting the hashtag #nia2013 alongside the name of the project they hope to win in each category.

A panel of judges will then select the winners, which will be announced at an awards ceremony on Thursday 4th July at The British Library, hosted by technology journalist Kate Russell.

Lesley Cowley, CEO of Nominet, says:  “Once again the Nominet Internet Awards nominees represent the diversity of online innovation found in the UK. From online safety and awareness through to innovative new public services, the last twelve months has seen a number of strides across a wide range of sectors focussed on making the internet an even greater source of economic and social good for all.  In an environment where the internet doesn’t always get good press, the awards have uncovered some shining examples of the positive impact the internet is having around the UK.”

A full list of shortlisted entries in each category can be found below.

Innovative Internet Business

Online Skills and training

Making the Internet Safer

Doing good online

Digital innovation in Public services

The annual awards are open to any organisation or individual who is doing great work online, whether it benefits their business, the wider economy, local communities or the UK’s internet users in general.
Last year’s winners included; The Raspberry Pi Foundation, a charity aiming to promote the study of computer science and electronics in schools, and Hao2.eu Ltd, which provides employment and training for autistic people via the medium of 3D virtual world technology.