John O'Connor (DIT) won the award for his Second Life project 'Virtual Environments: Is one life enough?'. The four other short-listed projects were all truly innovative and captured the spirit of the Award perfectly. More information on the finalists and the process is available from the Award web site.
From a judging perspective, the decision making was very difficult due to the high standards set by the finalists. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and Karlin has written about her take on the process in a lovely article in the Irish Times.