NEWS: Media owners carry off top honours at debut UK Website awards

Conde Nast Online landed the prize for best commercial Website at the first Internet awards ceremony for UK-created sites, which was held at Bafta last week.

Conde Nast Online landed the prize for best commercial Website at the

first Internet awards ceremony for UK-created sites, which was held at

Bafta last week.



The Yell UK Web Awards, run by Yellow Pages in association with the hi-

tech magazine,.net, were dominated by media owner sites. Electronic

Telegraph was voted most useful site, the Times won the hottest site

award, while the Virgin Radio site, designed by AKQA, carried off the

prize for best use of technology.



Other winners included the Diesel jeans site, designed by Diesel and

Hard Media, which landed the best design award, Toy Story UK for most

innovative site, and One World Online, a ‘supersite’ confederation of

human rights charities including Oxfam, Amnesty International and

Unicef, which was voted best non-commercial site.



The judging panel was made up of seven industry professionals, including

Jerry Fielder, the chairman of Leagas Delaney, Rob Norman, the managing

director of CIA Interactive, and Richard Longhurst, the editor of.net.



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