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WINNERS ANNOUNCED - 2001 NZ Internet Awards

PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Contact:

Thomas Scovell
E-mail: thomas@netawards.org.nz
Phone: +64-021-622-999
Web: www.netawards.org.nz/media.php
2001 New Zealand Internet Awards


03 October 2001


What: WINNERS ANNOUNCED - 2001 New Zealand Internet Awards

Why: To reward New Zealanders that make exceptional use of the Internet as a medium for facilitating both the arts and business.

Where: http://www.netawards.org.nz

When: Wednesday, October 3, 2001.

The NZ Internet Awards for 2001 have been awarded and go to the individuals and organisations detailed below. Our congratulations to them and we hope they appreciate having their excellence recognised by the New Zealand public through these awards.

Our congratulations also to the other finalists, those who received a large number of write-in votes but did not win, the others who were nominated and well, anyone else making the New Zealand Internet space a more interesting place.

Our thanks to all those who have helped out behind the scenes; in particular Eaden Mckee for his excellent coding efforts, James McGlinn at Entertainz for giving the project a virtual home and those on our original panel of judges. Thanks also to the members of the public, industry and media who nominated, voted and covered this event so we could achieve the goals we set out to achieve. A more in depth look at this is available through the website at www.netawards.org.nz.

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We hope you had your say and even if your choices didn't win we hope you can appreciate the effort put in by those who did take the final honours. Now, on to the winners...

WINNERS:

Best Internet Coverage
Russell Brown, The Listener, "Computers"

Best Internet Publication
Netguide, www.netguide.co.nz

Top On-line Personality
Ani Moller, www.animoller.com

Top Industry Personality
Russell Brown, www.mediawatch.co.nz

Best Learning Tool
Bands.co.nz, www.bands.co.nz

Best (Internet Released) Single
Pitch Black - Alternate State, www.mp3.net.nz/mp3/view?item_id=1333

Best Internet Software
PegasusMail, www.pmail.com

Best Personal Site
MediaWhore, www.mediawhore.co.nz

Best Personal Writing
Robyn Gallagher, www.secret-passage.com

Best On-line Writing
CD Sludge @ Scoop, www.scoop.co.nz

Best On-line Retailer
TradeMe, www.trademe.co.nz

Best Content Site
Scoop, www.scoop.co.nz

Best Chat Room
XtraMSN Chat, chat.msn.co.nz

Best Internet Community
TradeMe, www.trademe.co.nz

Most Entertaining
Mp3.net.nz, www.mp3.net.nz

Best Non-Profit Presence
SPCA, www.spca.co.nz

Best Artistic Endeavour
Studio E, www.e.co.nz

Best Design
EyeTV, www.eyetv.co.nz

The NotAward
XtraMSN, www.xtramsn.co.nz

Overall "Best Use" Award
Scoop, www.scoop.co.nz

About the NZ Internet Awards

These awards, a new concept for 2001, reward New Zealanders that make exceptional use of the Internet as a medium for facilitating endeavours in both the arts and business. Highlights include: Public Nominating and Voting, categories that award content and function not just design and form,"Open Source" code and transparent decision processes and an exciting public award ceremony. In all this means these awards are the most accurately representative of public opinion and true excellence of any awards in the country, whether for the Internet or any other medium.

The 2001 New Zealand Internet Awards is a not-for-profit project staffed by a group of volunteers from the NZ Internet and Media Industries. Donations of money, products and services have been accepted from donors to finance essential services. However, no sponsorship or commercial influence into the award process is permitted by the project's mission.

Please contact Thomas Scovell for enquiries related to this release.


Yours faithfully,

T.Scovell

Thomas Scovell
Director, 2001 New Zealand Internet Awards

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