HKIRC’s Top 10 ‘.hk’ Website Competition 2010
Vote for your favourite .hk websites and get the opportunity to win an Apple iPAD

HONG KONG, 16 November 2010 – The Top 10 ‘.hk’ Website Competition 2010 organised by Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited (HKIRC) closed for entries on 12 November 2010. To promote community involvement and make the competition even more representative, public voting for the favourite .hk websites from the shortlisted entries starts from today and runs through 28 November 2010. Anyone who votes will also take part in a lucky draw to win an Apple iPAD!

The Top 10 ‘.hk’ Website Competition 2010 aims at recognising outstanding ‘.hk’ websites which have innovatively leveraged on the Internet and social media platforms to enhance their businesses. This year, HKIRC received over 160 entries, representing a 10% increase from last year.

Shortlisted best practices are now listed at http://www.top10award.hk. Entries are divided into two categories: Corporate Group and SME Group. Voters can select up to five favourite .hk websites from each of the two categories. Hong Kong citizens aged 18 years or above are eligible for online voting from today to 28 November 2010. Only one form can be submitted by each participant. All qualified voters will automatically be entered in a lucky draw to win fabulous prizes including the grand prize of an Apple iPAD 16G (valued at HK$3,888). Please visit http://www.top10award.hk to vote now!

About the competition

The Competition is a unique and effective platform to showcase the benefits and opportunities brought by the Internet and the ‘.hk’ domain to businesses and organisations, as well as to promote the awareness and use of the online platform by the community at large.

Judges will rank the entries based on criteria such as industry innovation, look-and-feel and ease of navigation, interaction, domain innovation and relevance, and contribution to society. The Golden Prize winner of each category will be awarded HK$20,000, in addition to a certificate, trophy and logo exposure on promotional materials. The brand new “Best New .hk Website Award” winner will receive HK$10,000.

Results of the competition will be announced on 21 December 2010 and an awards presentation ceremony will be held in early 2011.

For more information, please visit http://www.top10award.hk.

Major Sponsors of the Competition:

Diamond sponsorship
PCCW

Gold sponsorship
Property.hk

Silver sponsorship
Bank of East Asia

Bronze sponsorship
DRA Security
Webnic

About HKIRC
Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited (HKIRC) is a not-for-profit, non-statutory company limited by guarantee designated by the Government of the HKSAR to undertake the administration of Internet domain names under the '.hk' country code top level domain. HKIRC provides registration services for the English domain names ending with ‘.com.hk’, ‘.org.hk’, ‘.net.hk’, ‘.edu.hk’, ‘.gov.hk’, ‘.idv.hk’, ‘.hk’ and Chinese domain names ending with ‘.公司.hk’, ‘.組織.hk’, ‘.網絡.hk’, ‘.教育.hk’, ‘.政府.hk’, ‘.個人.hk’, ‘.hk’, and other domains to be introduced from time to time in Hong Kong.

Media Contacts
HKIRC
Dorothy Chow
Tel: 2319 3883
Fax: 2319 2626
Email : dorothy.chow@hkirc.hk

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