BBC, Welsh Assembly, Neighbourhood Watch and CEOP make the final cut in Awards which recognise individuals and organisations using the Internet to make a difference
17 June 2011 – Nominet, the not-for-profit organisation responsible for .uk Internet infrastructure, today announces the shortlisted entries of the Nominet Internet Awards 2011 [http://www.nominet.org.uk/about/internetawards/], which include entries covering Internet safety, empowering young people and citizens, building local partnerships and sharing best practice and knowledge.
The Awards for 2011, which launched in February, aims to highlight UK companies, charities and individuals which are making a difference on, or through, the Internet. These Awards were open to any organisation or person who wanted to highlight their work in raising Internet industry standards. Entrants were reviewed by an independent panel of judges chaired by the Rt Hon Alun Michael MP, and included Will Gardner, CEO of Childnet International, Dr Vicki Nash of the Oxford Internet Institute and Professor Sonia Livingstone from the London School of Economics.
The awards are run in partnership with Nominet Trust [http://www.nominettrust.org.uk/], which supports initiatives that contribute to a safe and accessible internet. The Awards highlight work which embraces the web and tackles the challenge of making the Internet a secure, open, accessible and diverse experience for all. The winners will be showcased at the next Internet Governance Forum [http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/] (IGF) meeting in Kenya, as examples of where British innovation can inform the global community on how the Internet can affect positive change for all.
Lesley Cowley, CEO of Nominet says: "Each year we are impressed by the variety of ways the British businesses, charities and individuals continue to innovate to make the Internet a safe, accessible and helpful place for us all. The Internet has the power to have a positive impact on society and these shortlisted entries represent a small, shining proportion of the phenomenal work taking place in the UK."
Rt Hon Alun Michael MP adds: “These Awards provide an excellent showcase for the outstanding work that takes place in the UK on or through the Internet. There are many examples of innovation, cooperation and leadership which benefit the communities of the online world. Through the Internet Governance Forum, the Nominet Internet Awards allow us to export the best of British innovation to the global Internet community each year.”
The Nominet Internet Award categories and full list of shortlisted entries within each, can be found below [http://www.nominet.org.uk/about/internetawards/?contentId=84...]:
Building a networked nation
• Ace IT
• Digital Unite – Silver Surfer’s Day
• E2BN – Community Broadband
• Go ON adopt a care home – Go ON Adopt
• South West Internet CIC - Improving Rural Connectivity in the South West
• We are what we do – Internet Buttons
Making the Internet Safer
• BBC – CBBC Stay Safe
• Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre (CEOP) – Thinkuknow
• Digital Me – Safe
• Everything Everywhere - e-safety education
• Family Online Safety Institute – GRID
• Scam Detectives
• South West Grid – 360 degree safe
• Welsh Assembly Govt – e-crime Wales
Opening the world of knowledge
• E2BN – Working with Archives
• E RADAR Ltd
• Family Online Safety Institute – GRID
• Lasa – Rightsnet
• Pre-loaded – SuperMe
• Rethink – Rethink Talk
Empowering young people & citizens
• Beat – My Personal Best
• KidsOKOnline – Kids and Media
• Media for development – Young Dads TV
• Unlock democracy – Vote Match
• World Write – WORLDbytes
Nurturing powerful local partnerships
• Neighbourhood watch
• Niche Talk Ltd - Plugin2Peterborough
• Northern Money
• SCIP - Brighton & Hove Community Reporters
• Talk about local
• Ventnor blog - Hyperlocal Community News
About the Internet Awards
The Nominet Internet Awards is an annual competition which is aimed at UK individuals and organisations who are helping to make the internet a secure, open, accessible and diverse experience for everyone who uses it. These awards celebrate great UK internet projects by recognising achievement and innovation.
Building on the success of the past four years, we will recognise those organisations, groups and individuals who have embraced the challenge of making the internet a secure, open, accessible and diverse experience. Winners will be promoted in the UK and internationally as examples of best practice. Supporters of the Nominet Internet Awards include MPs, industry leaders, civil institutions, businesses, public sector and academia.
Nominet is a not-for-profit organisation responsible for the smooth and secure running of the .uk Internet infrastructure. A public service ethos drives everything we do – we strive to make the Internet an ever more trusted space for everyone who uses it.
As one of the world’s largest Internet registries, we maintain a ‘directory’ of domain names ending in.uk, and run the technology which locates the computer hosting the website or email address you are looking for.
We set up and support the Nominet Trust, an independently run charity focussed on increasing access, safety and education on Internet issues.
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