The Web Marketing Association’s new MobileWebAwards competition is currently accepting entries and is looking for 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 March 31, 2012
To nominate yourself or someone within your organization, please complete the judge’s nomination form at http://www.mobile-webaward.org/mwa/judges.asp. Mobile development professionals selected as judges will be contacted during the first week of April.
“Since 1997, the WebAwards have helped define the standards for website development, now the MobileWebAwards will do the same for sites and apps designed for mobile devices,” said William Rice, president of the Web Marketing Association. “Smartphones and tablet computers are exploding and companies are racing to be allow users to connect and interact with them using mobile devices. We are looking for individuals who have direct experience developing for the expanding mobile platform. Our judges must have an in-depth understanding of the current state-of-the-art in mobile development, an eye for a well-designed interface and the objectivity to score entries according to a predefined set of criteria”.
Judging for the MobileWebAwards will take place in April, 2012, and winners will be notified by e-mail one week prior to the general announcement of winners in May, 2012. 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, The Cincinnati Enquirer, 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:
• Ease of Use
• Use of the medium
“Judging an award show like the MobileWebAwards is a great way to share your experience and expertise with the mobile development community, said Rice. “It is an honor and an important responsibility when you are chosen to participate as a judge. You are helping to set the standard for award winning advertising throughout the Web”.