ABOUT THE .ng AWARDS

The .ng Awards celebrate the achievements and innovation of Nigerian Internet initiatives. The awards aim to showcase Nigerian businesses, individuals, charity, public and private sector organizations which help to make the Internet a more secure, open, accessible and diverse experience for all.
At the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA), we believe in the power of the Internet and are determined that the .ng domain name space that we are responsible for, has a positive impact on the lives of Internet users. We know there is a lot of really great work out there and we want people to know about it, talk about it, engage with it and put it into the spotlight. Our annual .ng Awards are open to any organization or individual whose work is outstanding online using the .ng domain name.



AWARDS CRITERIA

The following awards criteria must be met by all nominees for the 2017 .ng awards. The criteria are:
  1. Company, organization or individual must have registered and is doing business with a .ng domain name.
  2. The Domain name must have been registered for over 6months.
  3. The website associated with the domain name must be active on the Internet.


NOMINATION MECHANISM

The nomination for the .ng Awards by the general public will commence from January 31, 2017. Members of the public are to note the nomination criteria.
The Awards committee will review all entries/nominations for eligibility and qualification to produce the final short-list of nominees. The list of nominees will be released for general 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. Nomination closes February 14, 2017.



VOTING AND JUDGING

Voting will be opened to the general public by February 20, 2017. Out of the 100% mark, voting for nominees by the general public will be earned 40% of the total voting score, while the Jury vote carries 60% of the total voting score. The jury is headed by Mr. Shina Badaru, NiRA Board of Trustees. Voting will close on April 3, 2017.



AWARD ICONS

Winners will gain access to .ng Awards Icon, available in various sizes and various formats for inclusion on their websites and marketing collateral.


.ng AWARDS

  1. .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.
  2. Most Innovative Online Service Company
    This award is presented to the organization that promotes innovative service delivery on the Internet.
  3. Best Banking Website/Portal
    This award is presented to the bank’s website or portal that delivers the best user experience.
  4. Best Insurance Company Website/Portal
    This award is presented to the insurance company website or portal that delivers the best user experience.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Best Secondary School website/portal
    This award is presented to the Secondary school with the best .sch.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.
  8. Best Primary School website/portal
    This award is presented to the Primary school with the best .sch.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.
  9. Startup Company of the year
    This award is presented to the startup company that uses the Internet to creatively & innovatively to scale up their business and achieve business competitiveness.
  10. 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.
  11. The .ng Media Award
    The .ng media Award recognizes 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)

  12. Most valuable Youth organization
    This award is presented to the youth organization that advocates positive Internet usage by Nigerian Youths.
  13. Public Sector Star Website Award
    This award is presented to the best website/portal of the Local, State, Federal or Government Agency that provides the best user experience.
  14. E-Government Star Website Award
    This award is presented to the best website/portal that actively promote delivery of public service through the Internet
  15. Digital innovation in State Government
    This award recognizes the State Government that has invested in Technology to promote innovation and local content development.
  16. Digital innovation in Federal Government
    This award recognizes the Federal Government establishment that has invested in Technology to promote innovation and local content development.
  17. Digital innovation in Local Government
    This award recognizes the Local Government that has invested in Technology to promote innovation and local content development.
  18. Making the Internet a safer place
    This award recognizes the organization that has actively promoted the safe use of internet to help stimulate the safe, responsible and positive use of the Internet for Nigerians.