Blacknight Sponsor 2015 IIA Net Visionary Awards

Best Website category currently open for nominations

Nominations for the 2015 Irish Internet Association (IIA) Net Visionary Awards are open and Blacknight is sponsoring the award for Best Website- Joyous to Look At and Splendid to Use.

Nominations for the 2015 Net Visionary Awards are open and Blacknight is sponsoring the award for Best Website- Joyous to Look At and Splendid to Use.

Now in its 17th year, the Net Visionary Awards are organised by the IIA (Irish Internet Association) and honour the best of Ireland’s online community. The ceremony will be held October 9, 2015 at the RDS Concert Hall in Dublin.

This Best Website Award will recognise the importance of the design aesthetic married with user experience and functionality. The award will go to the agency or freelance designer whose client website illustrates excellence in graphic design, navigability, accessibility and usability.

Blacknight CEO Michele Neylon, the 2013 recipient of the Overall Net Visionary Award states: “Blacknight loves the Net Visionary Awards and are proud to be a sponsor in the ceremony’s 17th year. We admire that the awards are not pay to play and that all nominees, big and small are all treated equally and judged on their merits. “ 

Blacknight, which has been a sponsor of the awards over the years has also been honoured with several Net Visionary Awards.

Blacknight are big supporters of the IIA who show their commitment to Irish technology by organising the community’s biggest night out of the year. In addition to the award for Best Website, the Net Visionary Awards also honour categories such as Best Use of Technology for Social Good, Best Social Media Campaign and Best in Universal Design Award.

“We are very eager to see the nominees of the Best Website category.” Neylon continues. “We are firm believers that Ireland is home to one of the strongest tech communities in the world and look forward to honouring the work of those dedicated to creating beautiful websites that enhance the online community world wide.”

The nominations, which are currently open, will close on July 28, 2015. Tickets to the Net Visionary Awards dinner and ceremony are €220 for non-members, €180 for members and those who are shortlisted. The ceremony will be followed by the now legendary Net Visionary after-party.

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About Blacknight

Blacknight ( are an Irish based, ICANN accredited domain registrar and hosting company. Recipients of several awards for their revolutionary use of social media, Blacknight are one of Europe’s most cutting edge Internet companies. Blacknight constantly seek to lead the way by introducing innovative solutions for its client base and provide dedicated servers and co-location as well as a comprehensive range of Microsoft Windows and Linux based hosting services and domain name registration services to business globally. IP transit services and other solutions for more demanding business and academic customers are offered a la carte. Fibre broadband services for both business and domestic users are also available throughout most of Ireland.

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