About the Awards
This year marks the 24th anniversary of the prestigious Spider Awards. As the longest running digital awards programme in Ireland, we are dedicated to recognising companies and individuals driving digital excellence in every aspect of their ethos.
Taking place on the 21st of November 2019 at the RDS Concert Hall, Dublin, the gala awards ceremony will see industry leaders take home the iconic Spider award as one of the market’s most sought after recognition for digital, web, community, and brand excellence.
When the Spider Awards first launched 24 years ago, the internet and websites were the prime focus recognising the early adapters to new technology. Since then, digital transformation has impacted every corner of the modern world and the Spiders aim to award the leaders of this digitalisation. Reflecting on our roots this year we will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web, founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a British computer scientist. Presented by the IEDR (IE Domain Registry), we will look back on the journey of the World Wide Web from its inception to its impact on today’s industry.
As part of the Spiders evolution into the digital arena, three key pillars have been established to define the 2019 categories: campaign, create and industry. These pillars explore the interactions between the human, the brand and the technology to identify the best in class harnessing the power of digital.
Our judging committee will be made up of Ireland’s leading web experts, business leaders, luminaries and visionaries, while previous winners have been on the cutting edge of their chosen fields and have since gone on to great success in their respective industries.
Targeting the “who’s who” in the Irish online and digital sector, this is a unique opportunity to capture extensive brand value and ROI as the Spider Awards 2019 Title Sponsor and/or Category Sponsor.
Why enter the Spiders
HERE ARE SOME REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD ENTER
Promotion – Whether you’re a finalist or a winner you’ll receive plenty of promotion throughout the awards process between social media, email announcements and a dedicated PR resource ensuring that the industry will know the good news. We’ll also provide official collateral for you to use across your own platforms and networks.
Benchmarking – Entering the awards is a great way to gain true understanding where you sit in the industry. This is a unique opportunity to have your work scored by our panel of industry leading judges and will give you a clear indication of where you rank among your competitors.
Team Building – What’s a better way to reward your team than a Spider Award? Give your team the recognition for the tireless hours they put in to campaigns and projects – this is the perfect opportunity to show your appreciation. Not only will they be beaming with pride but they will be motivated to keep pushing the boundaries for the next year.
Recruitment – Winning a Spider gives your company an edge when it comes to recruitment. You’ll be a more attractive prospect for top tier talent and having a motivated team is proven to reduce employee turnover.
Networking – The awards night is a unique opportunity to get social with the ‘who’s who’ of the digital industry in Ireland. Make new contacts and align your brand with digital excellence.
New Business – Winning an award on the night can make a big impact on your bottom line by attracting new business. Everybody wants the best and the proof is in the Spider. Take the opportunity to mingle and introduce yourself to some potential new clients.
Client Relationships – Winning a Spider will reassure your clients that they made the right choice of choosing you. Make it worth their while and bring your client along to the awards dinner and build that personal relationship.
Sponsorship opportunities availableSee the categories
- All nominations are recorded and entered into the awards process
- There is a €50 admin cost for an unlimited amount of entries
- Pre-assessment judging is completed before submission to judges
- Entries will be assessed against the standard of information provided, overall quality of campaign or project, consideration for the category criteria. Those that fail may be marked down or excluded from the judging
- From the approved entries submitted the spiders judging panel review each nomination and scores them accordingly based on the category criteria
- The entries that score the highest through the scoring process are then reviewed again by the entire judging panel at the judges meeting and a vote is cast to establish the shortlist and then the overall winners
- Any judge who may have a conflict of interest may not score a category, cast a vote or comment at this meeting
- This is an independent process and the sponsors, Spider Awards staff or organisers do not select the nominees, shortlist or winners and neither do they influence the judges in any way
- The shortlist will be announced in October 2019
- Category winners and the Trailblazer winner are announced at the awards ceremony taking place on November 21st