The .ng Awards celebrate the achievements and innovation of Nigerian Internet initiatives. The .ng Awards aim to showcase Nigerian businesses, individuals, charities, public and private sector organizations that help to make the Internet a more secure, open, accessible, and rewarding 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, has a positive impact on the lives of Internet users. We acknowledge the great work being done within the ecosystem and desire the populace 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 activity online is outstanding, using the .ng domain name.
There will be two categories of awards for the year 2023, the Presidential Awards and the General Awards.
The following award criteria must be met by all nominees of the 2023 .ng Award: The criteria are
Nomination into the .ng Awards will be opened to the public. The nomination for the awards is open to individual and corporate organizations that meet the .ng Awards criteria.
The .ng Awards committee will review and assess all entries/nominations for eligibility and qualification before the final short-listed nominees are released for public voting via the website.
The committee may re-classify 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 is open to the general public. While votes are polled from the general public, a committee made up of representatives of NiRA Accredited Registrars, Executive Board Members and the NiRA Secretariat acts as the jury, verifying the results and submitting same to NiRA's external auditors.
Winners will gain access to .ng Awards Icon for inclusion on websites and marketing collateral.
This award is presented to the company, an organization that has demonstrated excellence in business innovation, online user experience, and commitment to the Nigeria Internet community while embracing best business practices.
This award is presented to the organization that promotes innovative service delivery on the Internet.
This award is presented to the commercial bank website or portal that delivers the best user experience.
This award is presented to the insurance company website or portal that delivers the best user experience.
This award is presented to the E-payment company with the best website or portal that delivers the best user experience.
This award is presented to the .ng FinTech company with the best financial technology that delivers the best user experience.
This award is presented to the E-commerce website with the best website/portal that delivers the best user experience and recognizes excellence for outstanding E-commerce creativity, ingenuity, and innovation.
This award is presented to the Institution 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, the relevance of the website for delivery of educational services, and how dynamic the website is.
This award is presented to the best Primary/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, the relevance of the website for delivery of educational services, and how dynamic the website is.
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.
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.
This award is presented to the best technology hub that creates innovative infrastructure for skills development in ICT, whilst using its website or portal to promote the growth of entrepreneurs and engage with the local community.
This award recognizes the best agricultural company that uses technology for farming to improve efficiency and profitability.
This award recognizes the State Government that has invested in technology to promote innovation and local content development.
This award is presented to the best website/portal of the Federal Government that provides the best user experience.
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 consists of four award groups.