Save the date – The Spiders return with a live ceremony for the 25th Anniversary in January 2022!

Spider Awards, Technology | Tue 29 Jun | Author – Business & Finance
Pictured L-R: Patrica Scanlon, 2019 Digital Hero & Founder of Soapbox Labs & Colin Meagle, Group CEO of Continuum Group

This year sees the return of the prestigious Spider Awards with a live ceremony on 27th January 2022.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Spiders, the longest and most established digital awards programme in Ireland. Over the past 25 years, the awards have continually adapted to the ever-changing digital landscape and have recognised digital pioneers including Patricia Scanlon of Soapbox Labs, Colin Meagle of Continuum Group, Joanne O’Riordan and Patrick & John Collison, Founders of Stripe.

Digital has been the connecting factor throughout the last 18 months and the return of the Spider Awards means the possibility of peer recognition for excellence with the award of an iconic Golden Spider. 

The team looks forward to hosting over 400 of Ireland leading companies, in what will be the first Digital Awards celebration of 2022.

A key theme this year is, ‘Driving Digital, Emerging Stronger’ in celebration of the individuals, brands and teams who have continually adapted ways of working and engaging with their communities throughout the year.

Speaking at the launch of the Spiders – Colin Meagle, Group CEO of Continuum Group said.

‘I’m delighted to hear the Spiders will return to a live event this year. After the last 18 months, it’s important to recognise the projects and campaigns that continued remotely. We haven’t had a chance to celebrate these successes and what better way to acknowledge the team’s work than an iconic Spider Award.’

The awards are delighted to announce a continued partnership with Siemens, Skillnet Ireland, Irish Directory and the Centre of Excellence for Universal Design as category sponsors for the launch of the 25th Annual Spider Awards.

For more information on partnering with the awards, contact Head of Partnerships, Brian Kearns at

Pictured: Joan Mulvihill, Digital Lead at Siemens Ireland


The Spider Awards will continue to celebrate digital transformation across all sectors.

Many brands used their platform to connect, share positivity, motivate and entertain and the team behind the Spiders looks to celebrate these champions.

Nominations open 15th of July 2021.

Remote Working

Best Remote Team

Best Security for Remote Working

Best Community Engagement By A Brand

Best Customer Continuity

Special Recognition

Emerging Stronger – Digital for Good Award / Not-for-Profit

Emerging Stronger  – Digital Hero

Digital Excellence Awards

Digital Transformation Enterprise

Digital Transformation in Industry and Infrastructure sponsored by Siemen

Best Use of Disruptive Technology sponsored by Skillnet Ireland

Best B2C Campaign

Best B2B Campaign

Best Integrated Media Campaign/ Strategy

Best in Social Media

Best in Storytelling, delivered by a remote team

Best Website

Best App sponsored by IrishDirectory

Best in Universal Design supported by Centre for Excellence in Universal Design

Small Agency of the Year

Large Agency of the Year