Congratulations to Walker Designs for their wins in the Australian Web Awards:
The Australian Web Industry's night of nights is almost here. On Thursday 24th October, The Australian Web Awards will be presented at an event in Sydney during Web Directions South.
Book tickets here. Hurry, it's filling up fast.
Dress code is geek chic. Bring your partner, bring your team. Come and enjoy a few drinks and nibbles with us and celebrate the best websites created in Australia this year.
This year we've given out some Honorable Mentions (as you can see from the posts below). These were awarded to sites that judges considered meritorious but not national finalists. Sites that won a state award are automatically national finalists.
We'll give all entrants a basic report after the national event and they'll be able to follow up to get more detail if they wish. Once that's done, honorees can ask us for additional feedback - firstname.lastname@example.org - and we'll do our best to provide helpful information.
Government: HON MENTION Skills for All, SA by The Digital Embassy and Department of Further Education, Employment, Science & Technology
Education: HON MENTION Wilderness School by Captovate
Not for Profit: HON MENTION Relationships Australia - South Australia by Atomix
Culture and Events: South Australian Museum by Lithe
Innovation: Stereopublic by Freerange Future
Government: HON MENTION Warringah Council by Warringah Council
Education: HON MENTION: TAFE Western, NSW by Daemon Internet Consultants
Mobile: GoGet by Thinkun
eCommerce: HON MENTION Folio Books. Winners: A2K Technologies by Digital Glare, Caravan Pro by Zeroseven
Commercial: HON MENTION POMO, HON MENTION Web3
Government: HON MENTION State Library of Queensland
Not for Profit: Queensland Teachers Union Health by ZeroSeven
Innovation: HON MENTION QCOMP Annual Report by Zeroseven
Commercial: Snooze by Get Started, The Loop by Carter Digital, Ratio by Blocks Global, Tiffiny Hall by Thirst Studios
Government: Energy Made Easy by Revium, Victoria Legal Aid by Victoria Legal Aid, HON MENTION Bushfire Patrol by Equilibrium
Culture & Events: HON MENTION Swinburne Student Amenities Association by Get Started
Not for Profit: ClimateWorks Australia by Weave Web Communications, Ian Potter Foundation by Blocks Global
Mobile: Arthritis Victoria by Get Started, Simply Send It by Razorfish
Personal: John Cinquina (Red Meets Blue) Blog and bollig.co by Michael Bollig
eCommerce: Mainpeak, Highs and Lows by Humaan, The Seventh Duchess by Clever Starfish
Commercial: Bonfire, Airflite, Aphrodite Gold by Humaan, Tiffiny Hall by Thirst Studios, Bam Creative by BAM Creative, Ventura Homes by Sumo Group
Government: Maritime Archaeology by WA Museum
Culture & Events: Perth Theatre Company by Clever Starfish
Not for Profit: Bibbulmun Track Foundation by iPixel, Riverview Church by Red Meets Blue, Get on Track Challenge by Equilibrium
Mobile: Lions Australia and Budii - iinet by Humaan, We don't need a map by Juicebox Creative
Social Media: CelebrateWA and the WA Electoral Commission by Lowe303 & Clarity Communications, WA Vegetables by BAM Creative
Innovation: I2Scan by I2Scan Software, Budii - iinet by Humaan, Got App by Frontier Group
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All events are priced low so you can bring friends and colleagues. All events except the national event are BLACK TIE. Dress up. Wear a frock or bring someone who is. These awards should be a great, big party and if they're not, it's YOUR FAULT because you're boring. We are about congratulating the gutsy bastards who put their work up to scrutiny. So don't let the side down; show up, complain about the judging and share a glass of champagne with the top talent. They deserve your attendance and acknowledgement.
Two new categories: Political and Social Media.
The Political category is open to web sites and online campaigns developed between July 2012 and the federal election, on September 14th. Eligible sites include those of political candidates, political parties, advocacy groups and political campaigns of all descriptions. Entrants can nominate Desktop, Social Media or Mobile implementations.
The Social Media category will be judged on campaign effectiveness – level of engagement, campaign structure, how well it was measured, and what results were achieved. Entries can be for single platform or cross-platform campaigns.
Increasingly, the web industry offers clients strategic direction as well as technical services. These awards acknowledge that shift.