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We flagged up the closing date for nominations for the Nominet Internet Awards back in April so there’s no excuse if you didn’t get yours in. The shortlist has now been revealed in each of the five categories and as ever there is a diverse range of very worth nominees. The competition recognises organisations, groups or individuals who have embraced the challenge of making the Internet a secure, open, accessible or diverse experience for all and from the shortlists it is clear the internet has a strong and worthy future. So here’s a run-down of the shortlists.

1. Building a networked nation – In association with Race Online 2012

2. Making the internet Safer  – In association with Symantec

3. Opening the world of knowledge – In association with the British Library

4. Empowering young people & citizens – In association with Childnet International

5. Nurturing powerful local partnerships – In association with the National Council for Voluntary Organisations

The final awards will be decided from these shortlists by a panel of independent judges, chaired by the Rt Hon Alun Michael MP. The winners will then be announced at an award ceremony in Victoria and Albert Museum, London on 28 July 2011.

Winning entries will reap plenty of praise and exposure. The aim is to promote them as examples of best practice on the Internet to industry, government, academia and in the media across the globe including being showcased at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) meeting in Nairobi in September later this year.

Good luck to all on the shortlist.

We don’t want to be seen to be influencing the judges decisions, but we’d love to know your thoughts on the shortlist.

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