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2010 IIA Best Business Blogger Shortlists

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I was shortlisted for the 2009 IIA Net Visionary awards. And it appears I have been shortlisted for the 2010 IIA Net Visionary Awards.

The awards are however vote based. And so I will need yours. As I said last year, I don’t expect to win but…. awards are always nice 😉

If you wish to…. You can go to the Net Visionary Awards Voting Page click on my name and then click the vote button. It would be really appreciated.

Here’s what the IIA said

Congratulations! Net Visionary Shortlist 2010 Announced
Dear Peter,

Congratulations! You have been shortlisted in the IIA Net Visionary Awards 2010.  View the full shortlist – you may have been shortlisted in more than one category, so do check them all.

We received a huge number of nominations this year, so well done indeed on being shortlisted by the judges. Grab your shortlist badge here to let your customers and clients know of your success so far.

The winners in each category will be the person receiving the most votes from the public and voting will remain open from today to 30th April.

There are some other great business bloggers in there too…. go take a peak….

So I won’t be upset if you don’t vote for me…. 😉

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the media frenzy…

peter donegan television

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After receiving our second & third awards both as designer and contractor this year, RTE’s Capital d did a show including the much celebrated and historical Brackenstown House Gardens. It’s our second time on the show this year and I know I was asked to put this up some time ago. You can watch it here and I’m really sorry for the delay.

Brackenstown House also featured in Thursdays Irish Times last week but as usual it was sold out. If anyone has a copy that would be great. It always nice to know what was said.

Whilst the media does play a great role in my work, when I have appeared it’s been for my designs or my writing for publications, only. I think I’d prefer if media frenzies were kept relation to my ability to design gardens for the moment anyway. I don’t think I or the world is ready for my personal life on tv [or my sense of humour] just yet! The last capital d show apparently allows some insight into my mind, I’m told & disagree… but good luck getting lost in there! enjoy.

Judges Comments On The Garden Maintenance Award

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I received the Judges comments on the recent award winning garden today.

They said for exemplary standard of landscaping the judges’ commented on the Private Garden Landscaping [award of merit] & the Private Garden Maintenance [overall winning garden]

the work illustrates a consisted commitment to horticultural excellence in a restoration project that requires a keen understanding of the client’s requirements. The herbaceous beds in particular deserve special acclamation for their restrained but inventive interplay between colour and foliage texture.

Commenting further on Brackenstown House Estate the judges’ noted the award goes to this project because the judges…

…believe it demonstrates a discernible excellence in maintenance.

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