ISPA is looking for suggestions from members of the public for their nominees for the Internet Hero and Internet Villain Awards at the 15th ISPA Awards.

Who do you think has done the most good for the internet and who has harmed the industry in the last year? Anyone is eligible for this award, from individuals, politicians and government, to companies and organisations of all shapes and sizes. They don’t have to be British either- last year’s Villain was the ITU (International Telecoms Union), whilst the 2012 Hero was Broadband for the Rural North (B4RN), for bringing high speed access to rural communities.

The last year has been an eventful one for the internet. The Draft Communications Data Bill has been high on industry’s agenda, the filtering debate is on-going and broadband rollout has continued. Overall, there are plenty of choices and ISPA is looking to members of the public for suggestions to come up with a long list. The final shortlist and eventual winners are selected by ISPA Council, and announced at the ISPA Awards on 11th July.

ISPA Secretary General Nick Lansman said “The Hero & Villain Awards are the longest running awards in the ISPAs. Now in its 15th year, the ISPA Awards celebrate the best of the British internet industry. By crowdsourcing the public for their views on who should get these awards, we hope to get the biggest spread of heroes and villains to date.”

To tell us who you think deserves to be Internet Hero & Villain at the 15th ISPAs, you can tweet us @ISPAUK (using the #ISPAs Hashtag) or email your suggestions to The deadline for nominations is Friday 31st May.   The Internet Hero & Internet Villain Awards are proudly sponsored by Net Lynk Direct.