Oxford, UK 21st March 2013: Nominet, the not-for-profit organisation best known for running the .uk internet infrastructure, has announced that nominations for the Nominet Internet Awards 2013 will close on 28th March 2013.
The annual awards celebrate the internet as a force for good, recognising and raising awareness of projects and initiatives that are making a difference using the internet.
Nominet is now accepting entries from organisations or individuals who are doing great work online, whether it benefits the wider economy, local communities or UK internet users in general.
This year’s categories include:
• Innovative internet business
• Online skills and training
• Making the internet a safer place
• Doing good online
• Digital innovation in public services
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.
“The internet seems to get its fair share of bad publicity,” said Lesley Cowley, CEO of Nominet. “However, the Nominet Internet Awards allow us to recognise and celebrate good positive internet projects taking place around the UK. Whether they help a small community get online or make an impact on a national scale, we look forward to receiving this year’s entries and being inspired by the great things they’ve achieved.”
For more details on the Nominet Internet Awards 2013, the individual categories and how to enter, please visit: http://nia.nominet.org.uk/. You can also join or follow the conversation on Twitter, using #nia2013.
Domain names are one of the key building blocks of the internet – an essential component of every email address and website. Millions of businesses and consumers now depend on Nominet’s services, which underpin a critical part of the UK Internet economy.
Nominet is a private, not-for-profit business, responsible for the smooth and secure running of the .uk internet infrastructure. We have over 2,800 members and are committed to acting in the public interest.
With the proceeds of our successful registry business, we set up and support the Nominet Trust, an independent charitable foundation focussed on increasing access, safety and education on internet issues.
As part of our commitment to making the internet a more trusted space, we have also developed an information and advice portal - www.knowthenet.org.uk - which helps internet users to get the most of being online by staying safe, legal, and informed.
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