Since 1996 the eir Spider Awards have honoured Irish individuals and organisations for their outstanding achievements online and celebrated the successes of the Irish internet and digital media.
The eir Junior Spider Awards were established in 2009 as a parallel programme for students under the age of 19. The idea was originated by Business & Finance, working closely with the main sponsors eir.
The aim of these awards is to
- Acknowledge the innovation amongst web creators under the age of 19.
- Provide an exciting programme that will encourage students under the age of 19 to further develop their technology skills in web design.
- Act as a catalyst for those youths under the age of 19 who wish to pursue a career in this sector by providing access to influential business executives.