.eu Web Awards 2016



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How it works

Anyone (who is eligible according to the Awards Rules) can nominate their favourite .eu website by filling out a submission form during the nomination period from 2 May 2016 (12:00 PM CEST) – 2 September 2016 (11:59:59 PM CEST).

Once the nomination period ends, three websites per category are shortlisted according to the number of nominations they receive. The three finalists from each of the 5 categories are then published on www.eurid.eu and webawards.eurid.eu on 3 October 2016. Subsequently, they are evaluated by a jury of distinguished representatives from various European stakeholders who will select the winner on the basis of the evaluation criteria outlined in the Awards Rules. All finalists are invited to take part in the awards ceremony on 16 November 2016 in Brussels, Belgium.

How to participate

Please nominate your favourite .eu website for one of the following categories:


The website represents an established national business that is currently in operation and possesses multiple years of industry experience, more than 10 employees and a stable yet growing customer base.



The website represents a start-up company that is in a process of development and finding its niche in the marketplace in addition to having no more than 3 years of industry experience and less than 10 employees.



The website represents an institution such as a school, a training program, a charitable organisations, etc., that promotes ongoing education/pan European projects.



The website, or blog, represents companies or private persons in the news, media or entertainment industry such as news portals, advertisement agencies, etc.



The website encourages green initiatives and diffuses ecological information with regards to environmental protection as well as the promotion of green projects and environmentally-friendly businesses.


The Jury

Emily Taylor


Emily Taylor has worked in the field of Internet Governance for 15 years, and is an Associate Fellow of Chatham House. She has collaborated in various projects with the biggest names in the industry including ICANN, Verisign, Ofcom and UNESCO.

Mark McFadden

InterConnect Communications

Mark is a specialist in global Internet addressing and naming. For five years, Mark was the Senior Strategist for Internet Naming and Addressing Policy at BT. He is also an active contributor to work in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and ICANN.

Lise Fuhr


Lise Fuhr is the Director-General at ETNO, the association representing Europe’s leading telecom operators. Lise also sits in the Board of the Public Interest Registry (PIR), has previously worked as the Chief Operating Officer of DK Hostmaster and DIFO the registry for .dk. She is also co-chairing the Cross Community Working Group for the IANA Stewardship Transition.

Maria Rosa Gibellini


Maria Rosa Gibellini has been the Director-General of European Internet Forum from since 2012. She has strong experience in events management, communication and public relations.

Kumardev Chatterjee


Kumardev Chatterjee is the Founder and President of the European Young Innovators Forum as well as a top-tier Technology professional, European Commission appointed Expert and New York Times published opinion leader.

The prizes

The five winners of the 2016 Web Awards will receive the following prize package

Custom Trophy and Certificate
Winners will receive a trophy as well as  a personalized .eu Web Award Certificate.

Custom video
A customised 1-minute video produced by EURid will be provided to the winners for promotional purposes

Digital .eu Web Award Icon
in 3 different formats will be provided to the winners for their websites and Social Media accounts.


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Terms and conditions

Any individual aged eighteen (18) years and over, who is a resident of a Member State of the European Union, Liechtenstein, Iceland or Norway and who has accepted the awards rules, can nominate a .eu website for participation in the .eu Awards, with the exception of employees of EURid, members of the jury and their respective family members.
Please note that websites of .eu accredited registrars or websites relating to any .eu accredited registrar activity or projects are excluded.

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