AWArds Karen Hollywood

The 2014 Australian Web Awards are OPEN.

And we’re open until midnight AEST, Monday September 1st.

You’ve done great work; now use it to impress your clients, acknowledge your people and dress up in a tux/frock.

These are the web industry’s own awards - judged by people who really know their onions.  Rewarding sites that meet web standards and best practice.

The entry process is straight-forward and allows you to upload screenshots and screen captures of your behind-the-scenes mastery. Even those who don’t win awards benefit from the discipline of entering a site. There are state awards in each category as well as a national final in Sydney.

Go to town. Make it part of what you do. And come along to the party.

National Winners

Congratulations all: a great collegial atmosphere and really a lot of fun.

The McFarlane Prize for excellence went to the Get on Track Challenge by Equilibrium. That site also won the Not for Profit category.

The personal category was won by John Cinquina.

The eCommerce category was won by Humaan for Main Peak.

Humaan also won the award for the Commercial category with Bonfire.

Revium won the Government category with Energy Made Easy.

Clever Starfish were a winner in Culture & Events for the Perth Theatre Trust.

In the Innovation category, the award went to 12Scan, a batch scanning application that automates the scanning, naming, indexing and storing of documents direct into a database or document management system. One judge described it as a great example of the web reaching into everyday objects.

Social Media was won by 303 Lowe and Clarity Communications for Celebrate WA.

And the Mobile category went to Razorfish, for Simply Send It; the Australia Post parcel despatch service.

Thanks to all judges, sponsors, entrants and helpers for your interest and selflessness. You are the right stuff.

Tasmanian Winners

tornadoes - tasmanian state web awards winner - walker designs

Congratulations to Walker Designs for their wins in the Australian Web Awards:

Bondi Chai in the Commercial category and Tornadoes (pictured) in the Not for Profit category.

National Awards Night

Celebrate the Web Industry's night of nights

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.

Honorable Mentions

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 - [email protected] - and we'll do our best to provide helpful information. 

SA Winners

digital embassy

eCommerce: Tuan Nguyen by Captovate and HON MENTION Mollydooker Wines by The Digital Embassy

Commercial: Andres Cucina by Lithe and Wastelander Panda by Freerange Future

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

NSW Winners

warringah council

Commercial: HON MENTIONS SmartDoc by SmartDoc and Barossa Be Consumed by Deloitte Digital

eCommerce: Love Me Again Boutique by Web Showroom and OnMedia by OnMedia

Government: HON MENTION Warringah Council by Warringah Council

Education: HON MENTION: TAFE Western, NSW by Daemon Internet Consultants

Not for Profit: Sochi 2014: Australian Olympic Winter Team by Daemon Internet Consultants and Wesley LifeForce Service Finder by Rowan Atkinson. HON MENTION Sydney Philharmonia by The Web Showroom

Mobile: GoGet by Thinkun

Innovation: Women Love Tech by Women Love Tech. HON MENTIONS Financial Review Data by the Australian Financial Review and Frequency Finder by FIRST

Queensland Winners

pomo screen grab - web awards winner

eCommerce: HON MENTION Folio Books. Winners: A2K Technologies by Digital Glare, Caravan Pro by Zeroseven
Government: HON MENTION State Library of Queensland 
Not for Profit: Queensland Teachers Union Health by ZeroSeven 
Innovation: HON MENTION QCOMP Annual Report by Zeroseven 

Victorian Winners

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

WA Winners

Personal: John Cinquina (Red Meets Blue) Blog and 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