We were delighted to be nominated for the "sports website of the year" at the webawards 2016. With our tickets in hand, we went to the event in Dublin. The show started at 8PM in Liberty Hall theatre and host of the evening was Rick O'Shea.
All shortlisted websites were introduced, unfortunately they didn't get it totally correct as you can see on the picture, we are www.outdoorfitnesssligo.com rather than www.outdoorfitnesssligo.ie , but that is only a detail, we were delighted to be shortlisted . Unfortunately, we didn't walk home with an award, instead www.fai.ie won.
It must be said though that most of these websites are build by website design companies, so for us who design everything in house (and believe me, we are not website designers), we have reasons to be proud that we were selected as a finalist. And we got to go on stage, some games were organised by the event organizers. And in that case, what do you do as a good editor, you volunteer your sales and marketing manager to go up on stage and play the game. And www.outdoorfitnesssligo.com ended up with another hero (sales & marketing manager Dolores) who walked away with an even bigger honour…the proudness that comes with showing hundreds of strangers that you can fit 11 marshmallows in your mouth and still say the words…’chubby bunny’.
And then there was the chocolate, thrown into the crowd at regular intervals. It reminded me of feeding time in Dublin zoo, us, the nominees being the penguins awaiting eagerly for another few dozen of fish, in our case chocolate bars being thrown at us by Rick O'Shea. Hopefully , we be there again next year, bigger and better as ever before.