The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best association 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 association 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.
“Associations are important to almost every industry,” said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. “Their websites should provide a resource for networking and gathering important industry trends and data. Having that aspect of your association website reviewed is just one benefit of participating in the annual WebAward program”.
Web sites are judged on seven criteria including design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copy writing and ease of use. Each WebAward entry in the association category is judged against other association entries in its industry category and then against an overall standard of excellence.
Here are the past Best Association Website winners:
2019 – Beaconfire RED for Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)
2018 – Americaneagle.com for Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA) Website
2017 – Ontario Hospital Association for New OHA.com
2016 – Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan for OTPP 2015 Inflation Announcement
2015 – Senior Internet for Newsworks
2014 – National Retail Federation for Redesign/Relaunch of NRF.com
2013 – MOAA for Military Officers Association of America
2012 – Blenderbox for The Village Alliance
2011 – Extractable for GIA – Gemological Institute of America
2010 – envisionit media for American Egg Board/Incredible Egg
2009 – Siegel+Gale for Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Library
2008 – Discover Boating for DiscoverBoating.com
2007 – Automated Graphic Systems for American Bar Association
2006 – BrowserMedia for National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities
2005 – Xtential Corporation for American Advertising Federation Advertising Hall of Fame
2004 – Aesention, Inc. for Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce
All association 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 association category 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