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Celebrating the best in
web design and development

The net awards are back! We're now accepting nominations

The net awards, run by net magazine, are a firm fixture in the calendar of the web design and development industry. Now in their 16th year, the awards recognise the new talent, trends and technologies that have pushed the web forward over the last 12 months, as well as outstanding contributions by more established players. But the net awards are unique: there's no entry process, nor an entry free. The awards are solely based on nominations and are awarded by the winners' peers.

You have until 19 April to tell us about your favourites (and yes, you can nominate yourself!). We’ll then draw up a long-list of 10 nominees per category and open up the awards to a public vote, which will whittle down each list to five contenders. Then the final decision will be made by our panel of 100 industry experts, who cast their votes online, blind to how others are voting. The winners will be revealed at a lavish ceremony at the Grand Connaught Rooms after Generate London on 18 September.

The net awards can’t happen without your input. 
Please spare a few moments to make your nominations TODAY!

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Cast your nominations for as many of the 20 categories below as you like. 

Important rules

  1. Eligibility: nominated work must have been completed after 10 January 2014. Team and Individual categories will be judged on the work nominees have produced since 10 January 2014
  2. Last year’s winners cannot win the same category this year
  3. Judges will not be allowed to vote for themselves and their projects if they get shortlisted

As a little thank you, we will enter you into a draw to win one of two pairs of tickets to our exclusive ceremony on 18 September. Just leave your details at the bottom of the form.


Agency of the Year

The big one! This coveted award will go to an agency that has pulled off something truly spectacular over the last year.

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New Agency of the Year

We're looking for the best new digital agency. Must have produced outstanding work, employ at least two people and been formed since 10 January 2014.

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Team of the Year

This category rewards a bunch of great minds who have come together to do terrific things. This could be any kind of team: a UX team, an in-house design or development team, a content strategy team and so on.

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Outstanding Contribution

The Hall of Fame award! This award honours somebody who just keeps on giving. It will go to a person who has made a significant impact and helped move the web forward.

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Developer of the Year

Our Developer of the Year will be a clever coder (aged 25 or older) who has produced ingenious work over the last 12 months.

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Designer of the Year

This is an individual (aged 25 or older) who has amassed an excellent body of work and done something truly over the past year.

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Young Developer of the Year

This award will go to an outstanding web developer under 25 who has consistently produced good work and made serious waves in the world of web development.

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Young Designer of the Year

We're looking for an outstanding web designer under 25 who has an impressive portfolio and has made a name for themselves in web or app design over the past 12 months.

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Emerging Talent of the Year

This award recognises up-and-coming developers and designers who have really started to make their mark this year. There is no age restriction but we’re especially thinking of the under-20s here.

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Conference Talk of the Year

An outstanding conference talk has a special power to motivate and inspire. This award will honour those who have shone in this area.

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Grassroots Event of the Year

We’re looking for grassroots meet-ups that provide useful resources and networking opportunities for designers and developers around the world.

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Podcast of the Year

This award will reward those who have expressed their passion for web design and development with an informative and inspiring audio or video podcast.

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Best Collaborative Project

Often our best work comes about when we join forces. This award recognises outstanding projects built by the combined powers of multiple agencies/companies or individuals.

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Redesign of the Year

Here we’re looking for the most inspired redesign by an agency, individual or collaborative team. ‘Wow’ factor essential!

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Best Online Portfolio

This award honours the best online portfolio by a designer or developer – it’s as simple as that.

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Side Project of the Year

We love side projects! We want to honour a pet project by a freelancer or someone at an agency, which was noted by the community and maybe even transformed into a money-making business.

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Game Changer of the Year

This category celebrates something that really helped the industry and the community move forward. It could be a new web design tool, a GitHub project, an outstanding article that kicked off an important discussion, and so on.

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Best New Web Technology

This award recognises a new technology, a new spec or feature, or even a new language that is making the web work better.

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Open Source Project of the Year

Here we are looking for the best open source project that really hit a mark with the community and came into its own over the last year.

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App of the Year

We’re looking for an app with outstanding design, user experience and performance that made itself indispensable over the last 12 months.

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