WebAward Competition Names Top Websites in 96 Industries

The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the winners of its 22nd annual WebAward Competition for Web site development. Entries from 40 countries were adjudicated in 96 industry categories during this year’s competition. Entries were judged on design, copy writing, innovation, content, interactivity, navigation, and use of technology.

A complete list of the winning sites can be found at the WebAward Web site at www.webaward.org.

” Website design is constantly evolving to take advantage of new technology and better meet the needs of the online audiences,” said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. “This year, the WebAwards competition received remarkable entries from around the world that show impressive creativity and functionality.   We congratulate all of our winners for developing websites that deliver for their audiences. ”


Best of Show

The 2018 Best of Show WebAward is presented to Chris Curd Design Ltd for their outstanding work on Where Wise Men Fish.  The site was also recognized as Best Sports Website.  Chris Curd Design worked to display the breadth and scale of the WWMF specialist fishing holidays and their in-house content and photographs on this award-winning site. www.wherewisemenfish.com


Top Agency

TopSpot Internet Marketing was named Top Agency at the 2018 WebAward Competition, taking home 7 WebAwards and earning 24 quality point this year. The Top Agency Award is given to recognize the consistently outstanding development going on at interactive firms.  The agency was recognized in the 2018 WebAwards for Best Home Building Website, Best B2B Website, Best Catalog Website, an Outstanding Website WebAward and three Standard of Excellence WebAwards.

TopSpot has been one of the fastest growing search marketing firms in Houston, Texas. TopSpot’s current customer base exceeds 800. Companies of all sizes and in many industries, whether niche or local, have relied on their strategies to help evolve their business over the last 14 years.

13 agencies or companies were also recognized as Outstanding Website Developer for winning six or more WebAwards in 2018. They include:

AGENCY (Number of Awards)

TMP Worldwide 11

WSI 10

UP Hotel Internet Marketing 8

mStoner, Inc. 8

OpenRoad Communications 7

theOrigo Ltd.7

TravelClick, Inc. 7

FirmStudio Ltd 7

BrandExtract 6

Miles 6

TMV Group 6

Razz Interactive

eSolutionsGroup 6


Competition format

The competition was judged by a team of independent Internet professionals representing a variety of relevant disciplines of Web site development. Judges included members of the media, advertising executives, site designers, creative directors, corporate marketing executives, content providers and webmasters.

The WebAward competition format allows Web sites to compete head to head with other sites within their industry to win the Best of Industry award.  Entries also compete against a standard of excellence to win Outstanding Website and Standard of Excellence WebAwards.  Each site is judged on seven different criteria and earns a score between 0 and 70 points.  The highest score in a given category wins Best of Industry for that category. If the remaining entries receive a score of 60 or greater, they receive the Outstanding Web site award. Entries that score higher than their industry average and below 59.9 receive the Standard of Excellence.

The 2018 WebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: PR.com, EContent Magazine, Webmaster Radio, iContact, and Website Magazine.


Mobile Development Professionals Needed to Judge 2018 MobileWebAward Competition

The Web Marketing Association’s MobileWebAwards competition is currently accepting entries and is looking for additional qualified judges to help adjudicate this year’s award program.  This award program recognizes the individual and team achievements of Web professionals all over the world who create and maintain the best mobile websites and the best mobile applications.   The Competition Web site is located at http://www.mobile-webaward.org and the deadline for entry is September 28, 2018.

To nominate yourself or someone within your organization, please complete the Judge’s Nomination Form. Mobile development professionals selected as judges will be contacted during the first week of October.

Judging for the MobileWebAwards will take place in Mid-October, 2018, and winners will be notified by e-mail one week prior to the general announcement of winners in December, 2017. Judges will consist of a select group of Internet advertising professionals with an in-depth understanding of the current state-of-the-art in mobile website design and mobile application development. Past competition judges have included top executives from leading corporations, institutions and media organizations such as Ogilvy Interactive, R/GA , Saatchi & Saatchi, Blattner Brunner, Sun Microsystems, National Cable & Telecom Association, Refinery, Euro RSCG,  A&E Television Networks , New York Post Interactive, Ernst & Young , J. Walter Thompson, Xerox, Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and Aristotle.

Entries will be accepted in both the Mobile Website and the Mobile Application formats. Entries will be judged on seven criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Impact
  • Design
  • Content
  • Interactivity
  • Ease of Use
  • Use of the medium


2018 MobileWebAwards Call for Entries

The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the call for entries for its 7th annual international MobileWebAward competition.  It recognizes the individual and team achievements of Web professionals all over the world who create and maintain outstanding mobile Websites and mobile applications.  The deadline for entry in the 2018 MobileWebAwards is September 28, 2018.  The entry form for this award program can be found at http://www.mobile-webaward.org.

The MobileWebAwards were judged on seven criteria seen as requirements for a success mobile website or mobile app. They include Creativity, Impact, Design, Content, Interactivity, Ease of use and Use of the medium. Each mobile website or mobile app entry is judged against other entries of the same format in its industry category and then against an overall standard of excellence.

This year’s top awards will include:

  • A “Best of Industry” MobileWebAward will be given in each of the 96 industry categories, including financial services, medical, small business, travel, advertising, transportation and government.
  • The competition’s highest honor, the 2018 MobileWebAward “Best of Show,” will be given to the one best mobile website and one best mobile app that the judges believe represents the pinnacle of outstanding achievement in Web development.
  • The Web Marketing Association will also recognize the interactive agency winning the most awards in the competition with the “Top Interactive Agency” WebAward.
  • Each organization that wins 5 or more MobileWebAwards will be awarded an Outstanding Mobile Interactive Developer trophy.

Last year’s top awards winners were:

TMP Worldwide won Best of Show Mobile Website for Walmart Careers with a Mission.

Extra Solid Media, LLC won Best of Show Mobile Application for UMass Dining Services.

Scorpion was named Top Interactive Agency for the 2017 MobileWebAwards competition. They received 17 awards, including: Best of Show Mobile Website, 8 Best of Industry Mobile Websites and 9 Outstanding Mobile Website Awards.

Two organization were recognized with the Outstanding Mobile Interactive Developer for winning five or more MobileWebAwards. They are TMP Worldwide and TravelClick Inc.

Judging for the 2018 MobileWebAwards will take place in October and winners are expected to be announced in late December.  Judges will consist of a select group of Internet professionals who have direct experience designing and managing mobile Websites,–including members of the media, interactive creative directors, site designers, content providers and webmasters – with an in-depth understanding of the current state-of-the-art in Web site development and technology. Past WebAward  judges have included top executives from leading organizations such as A&E Television Networks, Agency.com, Beeby Clark+Meyler, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Comedy Central, Disney, Euro RSCG, Ford Motor Company, Ion Global, IBM, J. Walter Thompson, John Deere Company, New York Post Interactive, Organic, Inc., Refinery, R/GA, Saatchi & Saatchi, SAP, SapientRazorfish, Sun Microsystems, Warner Bros. Online, Xerox and Website Magazine.

The 2018 MobileWebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: Website Magazine, PR.com, iContact, EContent Magazine, and WebMaster Radio. The Web Marketing Association thanks these companies for their commitment to the entire online marketing community.


WMA SmartBrief Frequency Change

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WebAward Judging Now Underway

The 22nd annual international WebAward Competition for Website development has closed its call for entries and has not entered the judging phase of the program.

We’d like to take a moment and thank our esteemed panel of expert judges who are determining the best websites in 96 industries. See who these are on the WebAward Website.

Attend eTail East 2018

The Web Marketing Association is please to once again support eTail East 2018, August 06 – 09, 2018 at The Sheraton, Boston
eTail is where the top minds at America’s most successful retailers meet and learn. Find the most disruptive content, designed to help you optimize the profits. No commercials. No egos. We cut out the fluff to give you hundreds of strategic takeaways. Guaranteed. Transformative. Inspiring. Actionable Insights. That’s eTail.

To learn more, download the agenda here.

Today is Final Day To Enter The 2018 WebAward Competition

The final deadline to enter the 22nd annual WebAwards is today! Entries added and/or edited until the end of day when the nominator portal at www.WebAward.org will be closed and the judging phase will begin.

Good luck to all who have entered.

2018 WebAward Competition Deadline Extended to June 15, 2018

The deadline to enter the 2018 WebAwards has been extended until June 15, 2018. Entries added and/or edited until that date when the nominator portal will be closed and the judging phase will begin. All entries submitted after the original deadline will be subject to a late fee as stated in the competition’s guidelines.

Enter today at www.WebAward.org

Final Day to Enter The 2018 International WebAward Competition

Today is the deadline to enter the 22nd annual WebAwards. Entries will be accepted until Midnight (Eastern Standard Time). The WebAwards are the standards-defining competition that sets industry benchmarks based on the seven criteria of a successful Web site.  It recognizes the individual and team achievements of Web professionals all over the world who create and maintain outstanding Web sites.    If you have been waiting to enter, now is the time to get it done.

Enter today, be wishing you did tomorrow!

Final Week to Enter The 2018 WebAward Competition

The deadline for entering the 22nd annual WebAwards is May 29st – only one week away!  So now is time to get your entries submitted for one of the top award programs dedicated to website development in the world.  The WebAwards are the standards-defining competition that sets industry benchmarks based on the seven criteria of a successful Web site.  It recognizes the individual and team achievements of Web professionals all over the world who create and maintain outstanding Web sites.

Don’t wait until the last minute, enter today!

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