NIRA UNVEILS CATEGORIES UP FOR NOMINATIONS AT THE FORTHCOMING NIRA 2017 .NG AWARDS


The Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), managers of Nigeria’s .ng Internet domain name, has unveiled categories for nomination for the NIRA 2017 .ng Awards.



NIRA recently called for nominations for its 2017 .ng Awards scheduled to hold later this year.

Revered Sunday Folayan, President of NIRA, says the awards seek to recognise and acknowledge those who are contributing to the growth of the domain name registration and the promotion of the  Domain Name System (DNS ) industry in Nigeria.

According to NIRA, 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 6 months.

    3. The website associated with the domain name must be active on the Internet.


The nomination for the .ng Awards by the general public which has commenced January 31, closes at midnight February 14, 2017.

According to NIRA, 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, says the Association.

Folayan also says that 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 earn 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 (BOT) member. Voting will close on April 3, 2017.

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

According to the NIRA President, 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.

NIRA has announced the underlisted categories for the nomination:

  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.


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