Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), managers of Nigeria’s .ng Internet domain name, is calling for nominations for its 2018 .ng Awards scheduled to hold April 27, 2018 in Lagos.
The .ng award which now in its 3rd edition seeks to recognize and acknowledge those who are contributing to the growth of the domain name registration and the promotion of the Domain Name System (DNS ) industry in Nigeria.
According to NIRA, nomination for the .ng awards will commence on Friday, 16th March, 2018 and close at midnight on Friday 30th March, 2018.
To participate in the nomination visit http://www.nira.org.ng/nomination
”The 2018 .ng Awards serve to promote and commend the excellent achievements of members, stakeholders and the general public, who contribute towards building a sustainable economy using technology, uplift the image of .ng locally and internationally and stimulating the development of local content on the Internet space”, NIRA says in a statement made available to Technology Times.
The following award criteria must be met by all nominees of the 2018 .ng award: The criteria are company, organization or individual must have registered and is doing business with a .ng domain name.
The domain name must have been registered for over six months.
The website associated with the domain name must be active on the Internet.
Nomination into the .ng Awards will be opened to the public. The nomination for the awards is open to individual and corporate organisations that meet the award criteria.
The Awards committee will review and assess all entries/nomination for eligibility and qualification before the final short-list nominees are released for public voting via the website.
The committee may reclassify or re-categorize entries and may remove entries that do not meet the entry requirements. Entries that differ substantially from the award criteria will be disqualified without prior notice to the entrants.
VOTING AND JUDGING
Voting is open to the general public. Voting for nominees by the general public carry 40% of the total voting score, while the jury vote carries 60% of the total voting score.
Winners will gain access to .ng Awards Icon, available in various sizes and various formats for inclusion on websites and marketing collateral.
.ng Company of the Year
This award is presented to the company, organization that has demonstrated excellence in business innovation, online user experience and commitment to the Nigeria Internet community while embracing sound business practices.
Most Innovative Service Provider Online
This award is presented to the organization that promotes innovative service delivery on the Internet.
Best Banking or Insurance Website/Portal
This award is presented to the bank or insurance company website or portal that delivers the best user experience.
Best E-payment Website/Portal
This award is presented to the e-payment company with the best website or portal that delivers the best user experience.
Best Tertiary Institution website/portal
This award is presented to the tertiary institution/University with the best .edu.ng website/portal; based on how current the website is, the level of local content on the website, ease of use, relevance of the website for delivery of educational services and how dynamic the website is.
Startup Company of the year
This award is presented to the startup company (companies less than 5 years) that uses the internet creatively & innovatively to scale up their business and achieve business competitiveness.
Best Local Hosting Company
This award aims to continuously encourage the growth of local website hosting companies, in Nigeria. This award is presented to the best local hosting company in Nigeria.
Best Local Government in Digital Innovation
This award recognizes the Local Government that has invested in Technology to promote innovation and local content development.
Best State Government in Digital innovation
This award recognizes the State Government that has invested in Technology to promote innovation and local content development.
Best Federal Government Agency/Parastatal/MDAs in Digital innovation
This award is presented to the best website/portal of the Federal Government Agency/Parastatal/MDAs that provides the best user experience.
THE .NG MEDIA AWARD
The .ng media Award recognises excellence in journalism and other media-related activities; based on the level of local and original content promoted. This award category consist of four award groups.
Best Print Media Website
Best Online Media Website
Best Electronic Media Website (Television)
Best Electronic Media Website (Radio).