Jan 222014
 

Is that a drum roll I hear?

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Voting closed a few days ago in the first annual awards poll to be run by RISCOSitory on the RISC OS Awards website, and the votes have now been calculated – on RISC OS, of course!

In most cases, the winner achieved notably more votes than any others – and in some cases that amounted to more than half the votes. Going the other way, when it was close it couldn’t have been closer; in one case there was just one vote between the winner, and in two others it was tied.

So, with no further ado, a quick summary of the nominations and winner in each category (with the percentage of the vote achieved) are as follows:

Best commercial product

The nominations in this category were Aemulor Pi from Spellings, CloneDisc from Piccolo Systems, Nut Pi from RISC OS Open Ltd, Fireworkz Pro from R-Comp and ImpEmail from Sine Nomine.

And the winner, with 40% of the vote, is Nut Pi from RISC OS Open Ltd.

Best non-commercial product

The nominations in this category were Pluto from Jonathan Duddington, NetSurf from the NetSurf developers, PackMan from Alan Buckley, ConvText from Paul Sprangers and SyncDics from Chris Johnson.

And the winner, with 64% of the vote, is NetSurf from the NetSurf developers.

Best hardware

The nominations in this category were solid state drives from R-Comp, Raspberry Pi RTC modules from CJE Micro’s, ARMiniX from R-Comp and PandaRO from 4D/CJE Micro’s.

And the joint winners, with 37% of the vote each, were the RTC modules from CJE Micro’s and ARMiniX from R-Comp.

Best new development

The nominations in this category were SD card support thanks to Ben Avison, RISC OS 5 for old hardware by RISC OS Open Ltd, PlingStore by R-Comp, NetSurf gaining Javascript support, and ImpressionX development being taken on by Richard Keefe.

And the winner, with 42% of the vote, was SD card support thanks to Ben Avison.

Best show of innitiative

The nominations in this category were RISC OS Open Ltd for organising the Portsmouth Show, R-Comp for developing PlingStore, RISC OS Open Ltd for putting together Nut Pi, and Andrew Rawnsley and Richard Brown for taking over organisation of the South West Show.

And the winner, with 34% of the vote, was RISC OS Open Ltd, for putting together Nut Pi.

Best website or online resource

The nominations in this category were risc/pi from North One Communications, the RISC OS News Network, PiLearn from Martin Hansen, the Acorn News Service mailing list, and the Archive-online mailing list.

And the joint winners, with 27% of the vote each, were risc/pi and Archive-online.

Best publication or offline resource

The nominations in this category were the VRPC in use ebooks from T.O.M.S./VirtualAcorn, Archive Magazine from Abbey Press, Drag ‘n Drop Magazine from Christopher Dewhurst, GAG News from the German Archimedes Group and the WROCC Newsletter from the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club.

And the winner, with 52% of the vote, was Archive Magazine from Abbey Press.

Best show or event

The nominations in this category were the London Show 2012, the South West Show 2013, the Wakefield Show 2013, the Portsmouth Show 2013 and the ROUGOL meeting of 15th October, 2012.

And the winner, with 49% of the vote, was Wakefield 2013.

Most innovative or interesting project

The nominations in this category were Andrew Conroy’s LED cube, Martin Hansen’s Power SupPi – both shown at the Portsmouth Show, 2013 – Steve Drain’s Raspberry Pip, and Colin Granville and Dave Higton’s work on USB audio.

And the winner, with a massive 80% of the vote, was the USB audio work being done by Colin Granville and Dave Higton.

Congratulations to all the winners, who have already been notified by email – and some had seen the results even before that, because they were published on the @RISCOSitory Twitter feed first (that’s a hint to follow RISCOSitory on Twitter, folks!)

 January 22, 2014  Posted by  Awards Tagged with:

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