2008 winner.

Jape Ritual Cooperative

2008 short-list.

Oppenheimer Take the Whole Mid-Range and Boost It Fantastic Plastic
Messiah J & The Expert From the Word Go inaudible
Lisa Hannigan Sea Sew Own Label
Fight Like Apes Fight Like Apes and the Mystery of the Golden Medallion Model Citizen
R.S.A.G. Organic Sampler Psychonavigation
Mick Flannery White Lies EMI
Halfset Another Way of Being There Casino Gravity Records
The Script The Script Sony Music
David Holmes The Holy Pictures Mercury

2008 judges.

Niall Byrne (State/Nialler9 blog)
Edel Coffey (Irish Independent)
Ian Dempsey (Today FM)
James Foley (Record of the Day)
Andrew Hamilton (Clare People)
Kieran Hurley (Cork Campus Radio)
Paul Mallon (Irish Daily Star Sunday)
Lauren Murphy (entertainment.ie)
Sinead Ni Mhorda (Phantom FM)
Ed Power (Freelance)
Rigsy (BBC Northern Ireland¹s Across The Line/ATL TV)
Ian Wilson (RTÉ 2fm)