The best & most innovative UK internet initiatives shortlisted for 2013 Internet Awards

Nominet, the not-for-profit organisation best known for running the .uk internet infrastructure, has announced the shortlist for the Nominet Internet Awards 2013.

From an all-time high number of entries, a shortlist of 29 organisations and initiatives has been selected. The public and businesses can show their support for the shortlisted projects and organisations on the website or by Tweeting the hashtag #nia2013 alongside the name of the project they hope to win in each category

A panel of judges will then select the winners, which will be announced at an awards ceremony on Thursday 4th July at The British Library, hosted by technology journalist Kate Russell.

Lesley Cowley, CEO of Nominet, says:  “Once again the Nominet Internet Awards nominees represent the diversity of online innovation found in the UK. From online safety and awareness through to innovative new public services, the last twelve months has seen a number of strides across a wide range of sectors focussed on making the internet an even greater source of economic and social good for all.  In an environment where the internet doesn’t always get good press, the awards have uncovered some shining examples of the positive impact the internet is having around the UK.”

A full list of shortlisted entries in each category can be found below.

Innovative Internet Business  
4Networking –
My Mummy made it Ltd
Signable –
Rubix Media Ltd –
Trademark Direct –

Online Skills and training

Enterprise Education Trust
The Dementia Centre Virtual Care Home – –
Listening Books –
Brightside Online Mentoring –
BrainPOP UK –
Connect <> Lockleaze –

Making the Internet Safer
BBC – Share Take Care –
Business Crime Reduction Centre  –
Internet Watch Foundation – I –
Oii My Size –
Online Compass –
Safer Internet Day 2013 –

Doing good online
Age UK –
Global Giving UK- –
Guess 2 Give- –
Pennies – –
Selfless – –
V-inspired- Http://

Digital innovation in Public services
G-Cloud with Skyscape-
Lambeth Library Challenge-
Online Watch Link (OWL) –
Run a Club –
School Guide –
UK Online

The annual awards are open to any organisation or individual who is doing great work online, whether it benefits their business, the wider economy, local communities or the UK’s internet users in general.

Last year’s winners included; The Raspberry Pi Foundation, a charity aiming to promote the study of computer science and electronics in schools, and Ltd, which provides employment and training for autistic people via the medium of 3D virtual world technology.