The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best faith-based Websites in the world as part of their 24th annual international WebAward Competition for Web site development at the WebAward Web site. The WebAwards is the standards-defining competition that sets benchmarks for 96 industries, including all religious denominations websites, based on the seven criteria of a successful Web site. The deadline for advertising web sites to enter to be judged is May 29, 2020.
Web sites are judged on seven criteria including design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copy writing and ease of use. Each WebAward entry in the advertising category is judged against other advertising entries in its industry category and then against an overall standard of excellence.
Here are the past Best Faith-based Website winners:
2019 – Geoffrey Peart for New Church Website
2018 – Duo Consulting for The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society
2017 – RENEW International for Be My Witness
2016 – Centre for Content Creation for PERMATA Programmes
2015 – NXT\ Digital Innovation | Crescent Lifestyle for Crescent Lifestyle App
2014 – Communications Department for Dallas Theological Seminary
2013 – Mark Deitch & Associates, Inc. for Temple Aliyah
2012 – Webknowledgy for Calvary Lutheran Church
2011 – PARTNERS+simons for Portsmouth Abbey Monastery Website
2010 – Joel Osteen Ministries and Lakewood Church for Lakewood Church
2009 – Guideposts for Guideposts.com
2008 – Mediapulse for Park West Church
2007 – Bayshore Solutions for Wycliffe Bible Translators
2006 – Dallas Theological Seminary for Dallas Theological Seminary Website
2005 – Biola University for Talbot School of Theology Website
2004 – PhotoMission, Inc. for A Worldwide Community of Christian Photographers
All faith-based entrants benefit from receiving valuable feedback in terms of their specific scores compared against the average scores for their industry. They also may receive specific comments from the WebAward’s professional judging panel on their Web site development efforts.
Winners of a WebAward in the advertising and marketing categories will also receive:
- Handsome statue or certificate of achievement
- Increased visibility for their company
- Marketing opportunity to promote the company website to the media
- Links to your site from the highly ranked WebAward site to help SEO
- A highlight for your resume.
- Admiration of peers, friends and co-workers
The 2020 WebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: PR.com, iContact, Webmaster Radio, and Website Magazine. The Web Marketing Association thanks these companies for their commitment to the entire online marketing community.
Faith-based or religious Websites of all denominations wishing to be considered for the Best Faith-based Website can submit their website for consideration at WebAward.org.