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NZ Net Awards - Categories and Finalists

NZ Net Awards - Categories and Finalists

(for a version with clickable links see...
http://www.netawards.org.nz/categories.php

to vote for your favourite site see...
http://www.netawards.org.nz/vote.php)

The following is a list of the categories for the 2001 NZ Internet Awards and the finalists as selected by our Judges. You can vote on your picks now, which includes submitting write-in votes for those not amongst our finalists.

NB: All categories refer to recognising a predominately New Zealand owned or based endeavour.

Best Internet Coverage
The best regular (no less frequent than monthly) column, radio, TV show or other form of coverage dedicated to Internet themes.
Russell Brown, The Listener, "Computers"
Peter Sinclair, New Zealand Herald, "Web Column"
Peter McLennan, Real Groove, "Future Sound WWW"
Paul Stowers, PC World, "Nothing but Net"

Best Internet Publication
The best publication that dedicates significant space to cover a variety of Internet themes.
Infotech Weekly
Netguide
Internet Magazine
Pulp eSpy

Top On-line Personality
The individual whose "Internet personality" attracts the most attention for non-industry related activities.
Ryan Sproull www.wataki.com
Ani Moller www.animoller.com
Robyn Gallagher www.secret-passage.com
Dean Gray www.deangray.org

Top Industry Personality
The individual that has the most (public) impact on the local Internet industry.
Nigel Horrocks www.netguide.co.nz
Russell Brown www.mediawatch.co.nz
Bruce Simpson www.aardvark.co.nz
Sharon Weaver www.ecentric.co.nz

Best Learning Tool
The web site, software or other production that makes the best use of the Internet to educate people on any topic.
Consumer Kids www.consumerkids.govt.nz
Homebiz Buzz www.homebizbuzz.co.nz
Bands.co.nz www.bands.co.nz
Galaxy Kids www.galaxykids.co.nz

Best (Internet Released) Single
The best single song available for Internet download.
Debris - She's the Bomb artists.mp3s.com/artists/0/debris.html
Concord Dawn - Ragga Girl www.mp3.net.nz/mp3/view?item_id=2739
Pitch Black - Alternate State www.mp3.net.nz/mp3/view?item_id=1333
Golden Horse - American Wife www.mp3.net.nz/mp3/view?item_id=1774

Best Internet Software
Best Internet related software application for any platform.
BulletProof FTP www.bpftp.com
WebCam Watcher www.webcam-watcher.com
Pegasus Mail www.pmail.gen.nz
WinGate www.wingate.com

Best Personal Site
The best web site produced by a single individual with the predominate theme being "themselves".
Moira Clunie www.nutmeg.gen.nz
MediaWhore www.mediawhore.co.nz
Elevenfortyeight www.elevenfortyeight.com
Clara Chan clarachan.pitas.com

Best Personal Writing
The most interesting and well-written personal journal.
Amanda Wheeler www.livejournal.com/users/explode
Robyn Gallagher www.secret-passage.com
Joanna Mcleod www.hubris.co.nz
Josh O'Connor-Chen www.angstygeek.net

Best On-line Writing
The writer or group that displays excellence in writing ability in producing material (anything from news stories to features to site copy) exclusively for the Internet.
CD Sludge @ Scoop www.scoop.co.nz
SportGirl @ XtraMSN www.xtramsn.co.nz
Bruce Simpson @ Aardvark www.aardvark.co.nz
Kate Oliver @ Studentz www.studentz.co.nz

Best On-line Retailer
The best Internet retailer of products or services, whether they are solely Internet based or have a bricks and mortar component.
D-Vice www.dvice.co.nz
Wild Poppies www.wildpoppies.co.nz
Ascent www.ascent.co.nz
TradeMe www.trademe.co.nz

Best Content Site
The web site or other Internet project that has the most interesting and well-executed content, whether they are solely Internet based or have a dead tree or other media outlet as well.
SoapBox www.soapbox.co.nz
Noizyland www.noizyland.com
Scoop www.scoop.co.nz
FashionNZ www.fashionz.co.nz

Best Chat Room
The most interesting, popular or just plain exciting real-time chat room on any chat platform.
#nz on undernet
XtraMSN Chat chat.msn.co.nz
#auckland on undernet
Findsomeone www.findsomeone.co.nz

Best Internet Community
The web site or other project that creates the best sense of community around it.
Studentz www.studentz.co.nz
TradeMe www.trademe.co.nz
NZGirl www.nzgirl.co.nz
The Magpie www.themagpie.co.nz

Most Entertaining
The most entertaining way to spend time on the NZ Internet. Whether a chat room, net-cast, interactive, game, content based web site or anything else that involves connection to the Internet.
GeorgeFM www.georgefm.co.nz
FindSomeone www.findsomeone.co.nz
Mp3.net.nz www.mp3.net.nz
WebCam Watcher www.webcam-watcher.com

Best Non-Profit Presence
The best use of the Internet to provide information and generate donations or support for a non-profit organisation.
SAFE www.safe.org.nz
SADD www.sadd.org.nz
SPCA www.spca.co.nz
HillarySport www.hillarysport.org.nz

Best Artistic Endeavour
The most artistic use of the Internet, whether in a single medium (visual, audio, animation… ) or multiple.
Reinvent www.reinvent.co.nz
Studio E www.e.co.nz
Symbolique www.symbolique.net
Laconic www.laconic.co.nz

Best Design
The most aesthetically excellent design of a web site, software product or any other Internet related production that has a visual aspect.
For The Masses www.forthemasses.net.nz
Amie www.amie.co.nz
BachKit www.bachkit.com
EyeTV www.eyetv.co.nz

The NotAward
This is not an award, it is a boobie prize awarded to an individual, organisation or project that displays consistent ineptitude in using the Internet for personal or business purposes.
XtraMSN www.xtramsn.co.nz
Flying Pig www.flyingpig.co.nz
NZCO Domain Registry domains.nzco.net
NZ Herald www.nzherald.co.nz

Overall "Best Use" Award
The overall best use of the Internet for whatever purpose: art, entertainment, business, personal.
Scoop www.scoop.co.nz
Studentz www.studentz.co.nz
MP3.net.nz www.mp3.net.nz
TradeMe www.trademe.co.nz



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