The winners of the #RaboTweeties 2013 announced

By: October 3, 2013
winners of the #RaboTweeties

What a night! Thanks to RaboDirect, Mail Online, Sage, iClothing, WHPR … and of course Twitter. Thanks also to all those who pulled off a cracking event, and all the people who nominated, and voted, using Twitter. Below are the nominees and the winners of the #RaboTweeties. Well done all concerned.

1: #TweetieFood
This could be called the Tweeties #NOMS category. It’s unbelievable the amount of times people share pictures of their food on Twitter. Food is even more popular than CATS on Twitter. People talk about food, ask advice on food and share tips on where to get great food.
The nominees in this category were:

Stephen Gibson of Pichet – @stephenskitchen
BITE Dublin – @BITEDublin
Brasserie Sixty6 – @brasseriesixty6
Saba Dublin – @SabaDublin
Doran’s on the Pier – @Doransonthepier

And the winner is … @SabaDublin

2: #TweetiePolitics

Politicians have a love hate relationship with Twitter. Every politician wants to be loved on Twitter, but everyone else on Twitter feels differently.
However, some politicians get Twitter and political commentators love Twitter because it puts them in direct contact with people of all political persuasions. Twitter is a hot bed of political discussion.
The nominees in this category were:

Jonny Fallon – @jonnyfallon
Ciaran Cannon – @ciarancannon
Colm Keaveney T.D.- @Colm_Keaveney
Ken Curtin – @kencurtin
Fionnan Sheahan – @fionnansheahan

And the winner is @jonnyfallon

3: #TweetieWriter
Twitter is a perfect platform for established and budding writers to show off their skills while informing and inspiring you. Here are the people and organisations you voted for.

Marian Keyes – @MarianKeyes
Graham Linehan – @Glinner
Today in Irish History – @irelandhistory
National Library of Ireland – @NLIreland
Cecelia Ahern – @Cecelia_Ahern

And the winner is @MarianKeyes

4: #TweetieNews
Twitter didn’t begin life as a news-sharing platform – but in such a short space of time it has become the world’s leading breaking news platform. Many of our planet’s major recent events broke on Twitter. Below are the nominees.

The – @thejournal_ie
Gareth O’Connor – @garethoconnor
Extratime News – @ExtratimeNews
Irish Examiner – @irishexaminer
SPIN 1038 – @spin1038

And the winner is @spin1038

5: #TweetiePic
Apart from words, images and photos are the most shared items on Twitter. Where would Twitter be without Tweetpics? Babies, cats, food, selfies …. The world would be a darker place without such things! (perhaps) And then there are the really good photographers on Twitter! These are the photographers on Twitter you admire and this year’s nominations.

Gabriel Morehead – @gm_photo
Val – @magnumlady
John Murray – @JMPhotodub
Barry McCall – @BarryMcCallFoto – @PhotoIreland

And the winner is – Val – @magnumlady


6: #TweetieFashion – sponsored by iClothing
This category, sponsored by iClothing, was one that showed a great deal of diversity. Fashion designers, fashion retailers, fashion models, fashion blogs, and make-up artists were nominated – so much fashion, so many great Twitter accounts. Here are the chosen ones.

Colour and Image – @colourandimage
The Gloss Magazine – @TheGlossMag
Joan Cashman – @colourandimage
Holly Carpenter – @Holly0910
Rosemary MacCabe – @RosemaryMacCabe – @beautie

And the winner is – Colour and Image – @colourandimage

7: #TweetieTech
Technology changes so quickly and is transforming the way we live and communicate.
The advances in technology have coincided with the evolution of Twitter.
Twitter is without doubt the best place to follow tech trends and those who influence the Digital Planet.
These are the ‘Digiratti’ who were nominated.

Web Factory – @WebfactoryIRL
Realex Payments – @realexpayments
Silicon Republic – @siliconrepublic
Archipelago – @archipelago_ie
Will Goodbody – @willgoodbody
Adrian Weckler – @adrianweckler

And the winner is … @siliconrepublic

8: #TweetieMusic
If music is food for the soul, then Twitter is the tasty starter before the main course. Musicians, songwriters, music journalists … Kanye West ☺ – everyone in music uses Twitter and the world’s a better place because of this. Here were this year’s nominees.

Kodaline – @Kodaline
Warner Music Ireland – @warnermusicirl
The Coronas – @TheCoronas
Golden Plec – @GoldenPlec
The Script – @thescript
Original Rude Boys – @ORBsOfficial
State Magazine – @statemagazine
Jedward – @planetjedward

And the winner is … Kodaline – @Kodaline


9: #TweetieBusiness – sponsored by @sageireland
This was one of the most competitive categories in this year’s awards. Twitter is a great platform that allows businesses to engage with their customers and even win new clients. Businesses that understand the power and reach of Twitter tend to do very well on it. Here are the nominees in this year’s #RaboTweeties. Well done all involved.

UPC Ireland – @UPCIreland
Mompreneursireland – @Mompreneurire – @DoneDeal
Ciana Aspell – @CianaAspell
BodyFirst – @bodyfirst_ie
Dublin Airport – @DublinAirport
M&S Ireland – @mandsireland
AA Roadwatch – @aaroadwatch

And the winner is … – @DoneDeal

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10: #TweetieCelebrity – sponsored by @MailOnline
Celebs love Twitter and for the most part Twitter loves them. It’s a great way for those who are celebrated to reach out and stay in touch with their fans. Here are your choices.

Marian Keyes – @MarianKeyes
Nicky Byrne – @nickybyrneoffic
Amy Huberman – @amyhuberman
Jedward – @planetjedward
Niall Horan – @NiallOfficial

And the winner is … Amy Huberman – @amyhuberman

11: #TweetieTV
What would TV be without Twitter? An awful lot less interesting, that’s for sure! People love to tweet along to live events and TV shows. It’s called the ‘second screen’ experience. And here are the shows you nominated.

Tonight with Vincent Brown – #vinb
Prime Time – #rtept
The Rose of Tralee #rot
The Voice – #TheVoice
The Sunday Game – #RTESundayGame #GAA

And the winner is … The Rose of Tralee #roseoftralee

12: #TweetieSport
Without doubt, this category attracted the most votes. The Irish are passionate about their sports and the sports stars that inspire them. This was also the most hotly contested category. Behold your chosen sporting Gods.

Brian O’Driscoll – @BrianODriscoll
Sean St Ledger – @seanstledger12
WWE Sheamus – @WWESheamus
Dublin Match Tracker – @DubMatchTracker
GAA Scores – @GAAScores
IRFU Rugby – @irfurugby
Cork GAA – @OfficialCorkGAA
Setanta Sports – @SetantaSports – @thescore_ie

And the winner is … Dublin Match Tracker – @DubMatchTracker

13: #TweetieCharity
Again, this category received tens of thousands of votes and hundreds of nominations. It says a lot about the Irish that the great organisations nominated here received so much support. These are the people and organisations who make the world a better place. Please applaud these truly inspirational organisations. Congrats to all involved.

Foroige – @Foroige
Laura Lynn House – @LauraLynnHouse
Irish Kidney Association – @IrishKidneyAs
Fighting Blindness – @fightingblindness
Amnesty Ireland – @AmnestyIreland
Baby Max Wings of Love – @BABYMAXFund
National Council of the Blind in Ireland – @NCBI_sightloss
Diabetes Ireland – @Diabetes_ie
Age Action – @AgeAction
Chernobyl – @Chernobyl

And the winner is … Amnesty Ireland – @AmnestyIreland

14: #TweetieInspire – sponsored by Mail Online
Finally – our gold eagle award, the award that goes to the person who is truly an inspiration on Twitter to many, many people. Twitter users could vote for a person, artist, entrepreneur, cause, company, educational establishment, school, college or service that inspires them on Twitter. Well done to the nominees.

Donal Walsh – @Donal_Walsh_ & @DonalLiveLife
Samantha Kelly – @TweetingGoddess
Professor John Crown – @ProfJohnCrown
John Quinlivan – @quinlivan
Great Mind Quotes – @GreatestQuotes

And the winner is … Samantha Kelly – @TweetingGoddess

Thanks you to our sponsors – Rabo Direct, Mail Online, Sage Ireland and iClothing.