ST Michael’s Community, Kilmihil is this year’s winners of the Best Web Design award in the Giga Spiders Category and the Suiomh is Fearr award in the Tera Spiders category at the 2014 eircom Junior Spider Awards.
St Michael’s Community College won for their entries Green Kilmihil and Gaeilge Gaga
The awards, now in their fifth year, recognise and reward primary and post primary students for the innovative way they use the internet specifically in terms of website development, school blogs and design. This year’s winners were announced at a special ceremony held in Dublin and hosted by RTE’s Aidan Power.
At primary school level The Mega Spiders have three categories Best Project, Best School Blog and Best School Website.
For post primary students the awards are split across two categories, the Giga Spiders rewards students from 1st to 3rd year and the Tera Spiders are open to students from 4th to 6th year. The Giga and Tera Spiders reward students under the categories: Best Concept, Best Project, Best Web Design and the Suiomh Is Fearr award rewards students for the best site using the Irish language. The Tera Spiders also has the Best App award and the three categories have an overall grand prix winner.
Lisa Comerford, Consumer Marketing Director, eircom and Chairperson of the eircom Junior Spider Awards Judging Panel said “Congratulations to St Michael’s Community College Clare on winning two awards – it’s a great achievement. We had a tremendous response to the awards this year resulting in a 45% increase in entries. Competition was genuinely stiff so it’s an incredible achievement to win an award.