The 2013 .net Awards: open for nominations!

Join our celebration of the best new talent, trends and technologies in the web design and development industry and tell us about the people and projects worthy of special recognition. Hurry! Nominations close on 26 Feb

NOMINATE NOW!

Here we are again: the .net Awards return after a little break, and this time it’s all about the future!

It's an exciting time in the industry. We want to mark this by highlighting the best new talent and new projects that are shaping the next generation web. So, in its new incarnation, the .net Awards will recognise the best new designers, developers, entrepreneurs and agencies on the scene, honouring the most exciting new tools and technologies to see the light of day over the last 12 months.

You’ve got until 26 February to let us know your favourites (and yes, you can nominate yourself!), after which we’ll draw up a shortlist in each category. We’ll then open up the awards to a public vote, which will whittle down each list to just three nominees. Then the final decision will be made by our panel of industry experts.

We can’t do it without your input. Please spare a few moments to make your nominations TODAY! As a little thank you, we will enter you into a draw to WIN one of FIVE pairs of must-have tickets to our exclusive Awards ceremony in London. Just leave your details at the bottom of the form to be included.

The categories

1. Young Designer of the Year

Submit your nomination for Young Designer of the Year.

We're looking for an outstanding web designer under 25 who has an impressive portfolio and has made a name for themselves in web or app design over the last 12 months.

" Winning the first .net Young Designer of the Year award was an absolute honour. Being recognised by such a large magazine within the design industry and some industry experts was a wonderful way for me to validate my skills and hard work. It has presented me with new opportunities and clientele that I may not have encountered before. I'd like to thank everyone who voted for me " Janna Hagan

2. Brilliant Newcomer of the Year

Submit your nomination for Brilliant Newcomer of the Year.

This award honours the shooting stars in web design or development who have excelled in their given field over the last 12 months. There is no age restriction.

3. New Entrepreneur of the Year

Submit your nomination for New Entrepreneur of the Year.

Here we are looking for a new entrepreneur who had a great business idea that’s made an impact on the industry. There is no age restriction.

4. Best Online Portfolio

Submit your nomination for Best Online Portfolio.

This award honours the best online portfolio (standalone site or using portfolio platforms like Behance, Cargo or Dribbble) by a web designer or developer.

5. Side Project of the Year

Submit your nomination for Side Project of the Year.

We love side projects! We want to honour a pet project by a freelancer or someone at an agency, which was noted by the community and maybe even turned into a money-making business.

6. Young Developer of the Year

Submit your nomination for Young Developer of the Year.

This gong will go to an outstanding web developer under 25 who has consistently produced good work and made serious waves in the world of web development over the last 12 months.

" The .net awards give everyone involved great exposure.
I was lucky enough to win 'Young Developer of the Year',
which meant I got more enquiries, which ultimately led to
me being able to go freelance. It's such an
amazing opportunity! "
Paul Adam Davis

7. Open Source Project of the Year

Submit your nomination for Open Source Project of the Year.

Here we are looking for the best new open source project. It’s as simple as that.

8. Best New Web Technology

Submit your nomination for Best New Web Technology.

This award recognises a company’s or an individual’s contribution to making the web work better.

9. Game Changer of the Year

Submit your nomination for Game Changer of the Year.

This category celebrates something that really helped the industry and the community move forward. It can be a new web design tool, a GitHub project, an outstanding article that kicked off an important discussion, etc.

10. Best New Agency

Submit your nomination for Best New Agency.

We’re looking for the best new digital agency. Must have produced outstanding work, employ at least two people and been formed within the last 12 months.

Right, you have until 26 February. Ready... steady... GO! And remember the prize draw for those free tickets!