Well, to the Knowledge Community which we developed for the National Institute for Mental Health in England anyway. It really was a complete surprise - we were up against a £5m Norwich Union Autonomy project, and the much-talked-about Public Sector Benchmarking Service, which has impressed a lot of influential people.
The ceremony itself was an interesting affair - the mystery celebrity host turned out to be none other than Sir Trevor MacDonald, and of the many awards handed out on the night, notable mentions should go to :
- The UK Freedom of Information Act blog, for Best Implementation of a Business Blog
- The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography online edition for beating such luminaries as Google Earth and Wikipedia to the Best User Experience gong.
- I won an international award for one of the websites i've been working on!
- Did you? Oh that's nice, well done son
- ...and I shook Trevor MacDonald's hand
- Really?!? WOW! You didn't tell me that...!
(shouts off the phone to Auntie Wendy)
Alistair's met Trevor MacDonald!
- Auntie Wendy:
- Did he? Wow! That's amazing!
(shouts off the phone to cousin Adam) Hey Adam! Alistair's made friends with Trevor MacDonald!
- Really? Wow! Hey Dad! Trevor MacDonald is Alistair's best mate!
...but it made us all feel nicely warm and tingly to have our efforts recognised, and a jolly good celebration was had by all: