2016 eir Spiders Awards

The eir Spider Awards are the country’s longest-standing and most prestigious digital technology awards. Now in their 21st year the awards have played host to some of Ireland’s most acclaimed online influencers and reputable businesses. The awards highlight standout performances of companies and organisations within the digital community and acknowledge those who have made a significant contribution to the Irish business landscape across the domains of travel, charity, retail, education, financial services, Irish language, and many more. 

Paul Synnott, Country Manager, Esri Ireland; “This is a great opportunity for companies to profile their successes and the power of location based services to a huge audience across Ireland and Northern Ireland. On behalf of the team at Esri Ireland we would like to encourage you to participate and start submitting your nominations. Esri Ireland is delighted to be involved and we’re looking forward to celebrating the work of all nominees and the category shortlist on Eir Spider Awards night, 30th November.”  

Best in Digital Geography and Location Based Services

This year there are a total of 19 award categories and Esri Ireland is proudly sponsoring the 'Digital Geography and Location-Based Services Category', one of only two categories which is still free to enter! 

This is our 4th year to be involved with the eir Spiders Awards and to support the recognition of businesses that are innovatively using Digital Geography and the power of location to improve their business. The award will recognise websites and mobile apps that make effective use of geography by using digital mapping and location-based services to enhance the experience of any website or app. 

Maps relate information found online to the real world – the judges will therefore be looking for websites and apps that make effective use of digital maps to convey business, social or environmental information in an engaging, informative and innovative manner.

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Who Should Enter?

This award category seeks to find innovative businesses who wish to shine a light on their work.

If your business is using Digital Geography and Location Based Services to create a better user experience - then we think you should be rewarded for it! 

Your project will need to be consumer-facing, offering information, products and services focused on digital geography and location-based services, as well as marketing and advertising campaigns to promote products and services in this sector. 

You will find the full category criteria on the eir Spiders website 

Reasons to get involved

The eir Spiders Awards are a great way to showcase your work and ensure you get well deserved recognition among the wider digital community.

As part of the eir Spiders programme, a number of free digital workshops will be held across the country in September. These events give start-ups and growing SMEs the opportunity to take some time out and learn about how they can enhance their business online.

It concludes with a glitzy awards ceremony to celebrate the winners – this year the awards will take place on 30th November in The Double Tree by Hilton, providing a great opportunity to network and celebrate with others in your industry. Check out the pictures and videos from last year’s celebrations.

Don’t forget The Digital Geography / Location based Services Category is free to enter – start your nomination process here!

Get inspired by previous winners

Now in its 4th year The Digital Geography and Location Based Services category has recognised a range of companies that are pushing the boundaries of geography and mapping to improve their user experience.

The 2015 Category Winner, Failte Ireland successfully integrated geography into their promotion of the island of Ireland as a tourist destination through their Wild Atlantic Way Website.

Take a walk through the eir Spiders hall of fame and get inspired by previous winners.

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Visit The eir Spiders website to find out more and submit your entry - closing date for entries is Wednesday October 12th.  Good luck!

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