Please see the following descriptions for more information on each category.
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WEBSITE, APP & PROJECT CATEGORIES
Judges will be rewarding exceptional website builds, relaunches and refreshes in the following verticals or platforms. The judges will be looking at the user experience, creativity, functionality, conversion and innovation of the website. Judges will consider both back end and front end design and development.
Retail / eCommerce Website of the Year
Size isn’t everything. We want to know about websites that made a commercial difference. It doesn’t have to be a multi million pound website. It does have to be great business story.
Fintech Website of the Year
The North is one of the hottest hubs in Europe for Fintech. Tell us your story, tell us how you grow and make a difference.
Travel Website of the Year
In a super competitive market, how do you engage with customers and help them work with your brand. Does the build work brilliantly with the brand? It’s not just tech.
Third Sector Website of the Year
The third sector throws up all sorts of challenges in development and yet delivers some of the greatest satisfaction. How did you help an organisation make a difference?
B2B Website of the Year
B2B has huge growth potential and yet many barriers to execution. The journey can be long, complex and hard. How did you make the business sing and dance?
B2C Website of the Year
In the Worlds most aggressive, most sophisticated territory where margins are continually challenged, how did you help the business compete?
Best Deployment of an eCommerce Platform
Best Site Migration
Judges will be looking for a highly successful migration project from either one platform, location, structure, content, design or UX to another. Judges will be looking for an improved UX, improved results, mitigation of impact or risk and great results.
App of the Year
An overall best app of the year category covering any sector / vertical. Judges will be looking for exceptional design and UX.
PLATFORM / TOOL / INNOVATION AWARDS
An award for an outstanding innovation in web dev / coding in the North.
Platform / Tool of the Year
An award for an exceptional platform or tool widely used in the North.
TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT AWARDS
Awards to recognise, celebrate and reward exceptional training and development for web dev/coding, delivered in the North delivering industry-specific knowledge and job-ready applicants.
Best Short Course (1-3 days)
Best Training Programme (3 days plus)
Coding Initiative of the Year
An award to recognise an initiative encouraging coding / web dev for individuals who may not otherwise partake – e.g. coding clubs.
TEAM & AGENCY AWARDS
Judges will be looking for exceptional sector specialist teams either in-house or agency. Every team faces its own challenges, so tell us how you have overcome yours, the triumphs you had and why you should be considered for one of these prestigious awards. Judges will consider objectives, results, growth and profitability, client wins and retention (agencies), the quality of work delivered, company culture and employee development and training.
Retail / eCommerce Dev Team of the Year
Finance Dev Team of the Year
Travel Dev Team of the Year
App Dev Agency of the Year
Employer of the Year - Small
This award celebrates an exceptional employer with under 30 employees.
Employer of the Year - Large
This award celebrates an exceptional employer with 30+ employees.
Dev Agency of the Year - Small
This award celebrates a development agency with under 10 employees.
Dev Agency of the Year - Medium
This award celebrates a development agency with 10 - 25 employees.
Dev Agency of the Year - Large
This award celebrates a development agency with 26+ employees.
Hosting Company of the Year
An award to celebrate the North’s leading hosting company who understand web dev professionals requirements and offers exceptional customer support and technical innovation.
Judges will be looking for a talented, inspiring and successful individual who is delivering quality work, exceptional results, client service and satisfaction and has a significant impact on the web dev and coding industry in the North.
Developer of the Year
An individual who can be freelance, employed part-time or full-time in an in-house team or agency. This can be self or third party nominated and is free to enter.
Rising Star of the Year (Under 25)
An individual who can be freelance, employed part-time or full-time in an in-house team or agency and is 25 years or younger on the date of the awards ceremony. This can be self or third party nominated and is free to enter.
Freelancer of the Year
An individual who is a freelancer in the field. This can be self or third party nominated and is free to enter.
The All-Round Hero
An individual working in development who has made an impact on the community, making it better for all concerned and gone above and beyond the expectations. This is free to enter.