The Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) has opened nominations for its 2018 .ng award to celebrate the achievements and innovation of Nigerian Internet initiatives.
The awards aim to showcase Nigerian businesses, individuals, charity, public and private sector organizations which help to make the Internet a more secure, open, accessible and rewarding experience for all.
The .ng annual award is open to organizations or individual who use the .ng domain with outstanding online activities.
NiRA believes that the .ng domain name space has a positive impact on the lives of internet users. They choose to honour and acknowledge the great work being done out there and desire the populace to know about it, talk about it, engage with it and put it into the spotlight.
The award criteria to be met by all nominees of the 2018 .ng award are: company, organization or individual must have registered and is doing business with the .ng domain name; the Domain name must have been registered for over six (6) months; and the website associated with the domain name must be active on the Internet.
Nomination into the .ng Awards was opened to the public on Friday, 16th March, 2018 and will close at midnight on Friday 30th March, 2018. The nomination for the awards is open to individual and corporate organizations that meet the award criteria.
The 2018 .ng Awards is scheduled to hold at 6:00 pm on Friday, 27th April, 2018 in Lagos and the award categories for this year’s edition are as follows:
- .ng Company of the year
This award is presented to the company, organization that has demonstrated excellence in business innovation, online user experience and commitment to the Nigeria Internet community while embracing sound business practices.
- Most Innovation Service Provider Online
This award is presented to the organization that promotes innovative service delivery on the internet.
- Best Banking or Insurance Website/Portal
This award is presented to the bank or insurance company website or portal that delivers the best user experience.
- Best E-payment Website/Portal
This award is presented to the E-payment company with the best website or portal that delivers the best user experience.
- Best Tertiary Institution Website/Portal
This award is presented to the Tertiary Institution/University with the best .edu.ng website/portal; based on how current the website is, the level of local content on the website, ease of use, relevance of the website for delivery of educational services and how dynamic the website is.
- Start-up company of the year
This award is presented to the startup company (companies less than 5 years) that uses the internet creatively & innovatively to scale up their business and achieve business competitiveness.
- Best Local Hosting Company
This award aims to continuously encourage the growth of local website hosting companies, in Nigeria. This award is presented to the best local hosting company in Nigeria.
- Best Local Government in Digital Innovation
This award recognizes the Local Government that has invested in Technology to promote innovation and local content development.
- Best State Government in Digital Innovation
This award recognizes the State Government that has invested in Technology to promote innovation and local content development.
- Best Federal Government Agency/ Parastatal/MDAs in Digital Innovation
This award is presented to the best website/portal of the Federal Government Agency/Parastatal/MDAs that provides the best user experience.
THE .NG MEDIA AWARD
The .ng media Award recognizes excellence in journalism and other media-related activities; based on the level of local and original content promoted. These award categories consist of four award groups.
- Best Print Media Website
- Best Online Media Website
- Best Electronic Media Website (Television)
- Best Electronic Media Website (Radio)
Members of the public who wish to participate in nominating any organization or individual are to note the nomination criteria. To participate in the nomination, or find out more about the awards, click here.