Strawberrysoup on judging panel for .net magazine awards 2010

.net magazine awards 2010It’s a very exciting time at Strawberrysoup right now. As the title suggests, we have been asked to help judge the .net magazine awards 2010.

As regular contributors to the magazine and other publications, we were really pleased to be asked by Future Publishing to help judge their coveted awards

The .net Awards website (http://www.thenetawards.com) – in association with Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 – is open now for votes in sixteen categories; Awards include ‘web personality of the year’ and ‘innovation of the year’, which sees the controversial Wikileaks (http://www.wikileaks.com) competing against nominees including Google’s Android 2.2 OS and Adobe’s Flash Player for Mobile.

Held annually since 1998, the long-running .net Awards mix public opinion with those of a leading panel of 100 industry experts, including the likes of Jeffrey Zeldman, Paul Boag and Molly Holzschlag, who deliberate on the final shortlist.

Winners of the prestigious .net Awards 2010 are announced on Thursday, 18th November at a special event in London.

The award categories for this year are as follows:

  • Design agency of the year
  • Interactive site of the year
  • Blog of the year
  • Mobile site of the year
  • Mobile app of the year
  • Innovation of the year
  • Web personality of the year
  • Redesign of the year
  • Podcast of the year
  • Video podcast of the year
  • Web app of the year
  • Open source app of the year
  • Standards champion
  • Best API use
  • Community site of the year
  • Viral campaign of the year

The awards are heavily promoted across Future’s portfolio of magazines and websites, with editorial and adverts running across 16 titles including T3, MacFormat and the fast-growing TechRadar.com (http://www.techradar.com), which now attracts over 3m unique users worldwide each month.   Influential online magazine, A List Apart – which explores the design, development and meaning of web content, with a special focus on web standards and best practices, becomes the first-ever .net Award’s media partner. The British Interactive Media Association (BIMA) will be promoting to their members as official industry partner, while Sitecore, Fasthosts and Basekit are category sponsors.

Editor of .net, Dan Oliver said:

“.net magazine is read by thousands of professional web designers and developers from around the world, and winning one of our coveted Awards is a great achievement, made even more special by the fact that both the general public and industry peers take part in the decision process. We work in one of the most dynamic and creative industries on the planet, and these Awards showcase the talent, creativity, and passion that help make the web what it is today.”