www.teentimes.eu, founded by Kerry teenager, Zoe O’Connor, wins ‘The Special Award’ of the night at the prestigious .eu Web Awards

www.teentimes.eu, founded by Kerry teenager, Zoe O’Connor, wins ‘The Special Award’ of the night at the prestigious .eu Web Awards

Brightest .eu domain name holders recognised for their innovation and vision

www.teentimes.eu, a fashion & lifestyle blog founded by Kerry teenager, Zoe O’Connor, won the “Special Award” at the annual .eu Web Awards in the Museum of Natural Sciences in Brussels, Belgium, last Wednesday night (16th November 2016). Zoe was presented with her trophy by top Italian professional tennis player, Fabio Fognini, at the glittering ceremony attended by finalists from all over Europe. For more information https://eurid.eu/en/news/the-2016-eu-web-awards-bringing-europe-together/

 

The 2016 .eu Web Awards was attended by 15 renowned and newly founded .eu holders from various industries, 12 of them coming from different countries, all within the European Economic Area. Hosted by Sally Bundock, esteemed journalist for BBC world news, the Gala evening got off to a lively start with canapes and champagne followed by a sumptuous dinner. Afterwards, once the show began, the 2016 Gala attendees were both bedazzled and amazed by performances from worldly artists, including Bert and Fred – The dangerous Belgian duo, Anna Strelkova – The Russian sand artist, and the Kalakan trio – the traditional Northern Basque band, among others.

 

Founded by Zoe O’Connor over 2 years ago, www.teentimes.eu is a blog written by a teen for teens and the parents of teens. It features articles on beauty, fashion and lifestyle and also commentary on issues that affect teens including anxiety and confidence. Teentimes.eu was one of three finalists in the ‘House of .eu category’ which was won on the night by Chepassione.eu. The ‘Special Award”, the only commendation presented on the evening, wasconferred by the .eu judges as teentimes.eu 'provides a unique user experience through genuine, spirited and engaging content'.

 

“Just seeing the faces and raw emotion conveyed by the winners made my night” noted Giovanni Seppia, EURid’s External Relations Manager. “This is what the Web Awards is all about, bringing people from various backgrounds together and honouring them for their great work within the .eu community. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for next year.”

Zoe O’Connor, founder www.teentimes.eu commented

"I started my blog a few years ago, with no ambitions other than having a place to write about all the things I loved. From there, it has grown and grown and I now have a platform to share my opinions on teen issues, fashion & lifestyle. It feels amazing to receive such recognition for my work and it’s only upwards from here!"

Zoe O’Connor is a leaving certificate student in Brookfield College in Tralee, County Kerry. She is a well known blogger and YouTuber and also writes a weekly column for www.traleetoday.ie

For more information visit www.teentimes.eu or
 https://eurid.eu/en/news/the-2016-eu-web-awards-bringing-europe-together/

 

Orla Diffily