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.
We received 1,725 nominations from you, then drew up a longlist of 10 nominees per category and opened up the awards to the public, which resulted in more than 23,000 votes that whittled down each list to five contenders. Then the final decision was made by our panel of 100 industry experts, who cast their votes online, blind to how others are voting.
The winners have now been announced and the awards presented during our event at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London. Scroll down to see who we honoured with a net award in 2015.