The Critters

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13th June, 2013

Welcome to The Critters 2013, Ubelly's annual design and development awards night. We're celebrating all the folk who make our industry great, and plan on having a fancy shindig to make it all proper.

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And the nominees are...

Win
of the Year

App
of the Year

Indie Game
of the Year

Designer
of the Year

Developer
of the Year

Next Big Thing

Web Personality
of the Year

Voice
of the Year

Event
of the Year

For more details about the nominees, keep an eye on Ubelly for indepth looks at the shortlist categories...

Modern Jago

This year, the Critters will be taking over Modern Jago, Microsoft's new space in Shoreditch. Be prepared to be transported into a storybook world for this year's Critters... keep an eye on Ubelly.com for updates as we release them.

Meet the judges

AJ Grand-Scrutton

AJ Grand-Scrutton

AJ is CEO of Dlala Studios, the studio behind best-selling game Janksy. When not working, he guitars in pop-punk band Who's Driving? Bear's Driving!

Brendan Dawes

Brendan Dawes

Brendan is an artist, speaker and maker of things who's mum says is good with computers. Some of the things he's made in the past include Cinema Redux, The Accidental News Explorer, Popa and the Happiness Machine

Cennydd Bowles

Cennydd Bowles

Cennydd is a Product Designer at Twitter and writer at A List Apart. He also wrote a little book called Undercover User Experience Design

Dan Oliver

Dan Oliver

Dan is the editor in chief of .net Magazine, Creative Bloq, Computer Arts and 3D World. In previous lives, Dan has written for the likes of The Sunday Times, the Guardian, Manchester United Magazine, T3, PC Format, and Mac Format.

James Alliban

James Alliban

James is a an artist, code-poet and co-founder of Arcade. His work connects physical and digital spaces to encourage play and generate curiosity. Most recently, James and the folks at Arcade took their interactive installation Soft Array to SXSW 2013

Keir Whitaker

Keir Whitaker

Keir is a developer and one half of Viewport Industries, the folks behind Insites: The Book. He's also a design advocate for Shopify, co-hosts The Back to Front Show and publishes The Weekly Miscellany.

Martin Beeby

Martin Beeby

Martin is a canadian pop star*, web developer and technical evangelist for Microsoft. Most recently, he's been buidling ZipApp, a service that helps anyone create a Windows 8 app.
* May not be true.

Peter Gregson

Peter Gregson

Peter is a cellist and composer, who has been mixing tech and music for the last ten years for folks including Scott Walker, Gabriel Prokofiev, Microsoft Labs and MIT Media Labs. Last year, he developed and composed The Listening Machine, a data sonification project on BBC's The Space.

Relly Annett-Baker

Relly Annett-Baker

Relly is a content strategist and co-founder at Supernice Studio. She writes and talks across the web and in real life, and is the author of Five Simple Steps' Creating Web Content. When not dealing with content, Relly wrangles unicorns, keeps urchins and raises Thing One and Thing Two.

Remy Sharp

Remy Sharp

Remy is a developer and founder of Full Frontal. He is co-author of Introducing HTML5, and is part of the Critter-award winning site HTML5 Doctor. You may also know Remy from the plethora of things he's built, including jsbin, jsconsole, html5shiv and responsivepx.

Sarah Parmenter

Sarah Parmenter

Sarah is a designer, and runs You Know Who. She also co-hosts Happy Monday and was voted .Net Magazine's 'Designer of the Year' in 2011. When she's not designing, Sarah can usually be found relaxing with a glass of wine, walking her dog or belting out musical theatre tunes at full volume.

Simon Collison

Simon Collison

Simon is a partner at Fictive Kin and founder of the Critter-award winning New Adventures in Web Design. Simon also won himself a Critter 'Web Personality of the Year' award at last year's Critters, and is The Nicest Guy on the Internet™.

Syd Lawrence

Syd Lawrence

Syd is a maker and founder of We Make Awesome Sh.it. He has helped build Tomahawk, is an evangelist for Twilio, is an advisor for Bloo.ie and often builds silly things for the web that make people smile. Unfortunately, he isn't a British bandleader, famous for his orchestra's Big Band sound.