2020 WebAward Competition Winners Announced

The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the winners of its 24th annual WebAward Competition for website development. Entries from 42 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 development 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 2020 Best of Show WebAward is presented to Sapient Corporation d/b/a Razorfish for their outstanding work on Mercedes-AMG.  The site was also recognized as Best Automotive Website.  Mercedes-AMG is the performance wing of Mercedes-Benz. With a complete redesign, Publicis Sapient reinvigorated the brand with a focus on widening the audience while rewarding the hardcore fans. This more dynamic, immersive experience drove a increase in time spent on the page and had more users choosing to explore a vehicle and re-established the brand as a leader in automotive performance.

Top Agency

For the second year in a row, WSI was named Top Agency at the 2020 WebAward Competition, taking home 11 WebAwards and earning 33 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 2020 WebAwards for Best Home Building Website and Best Political Website, six Outstanding Website WebAwards and three Standard of Excellence WebAwards. WSI is the largest digital marketing network of its kind and have partners and clients in every corner of the world. We have the passion and expertise to help any business do better marketing – no matter where they are located.

10 agencies or companies were also recognized as Outstanding Website Developer for winning six or more WebAwards in 2020. They include: FirmStudio Ltd (11 wins), Miles Partnership (10), Thomson Reuters – FindLaw (10), Forum One (10), Nebo (9), Vital (8), UP Hotel Internet Marketing (7), Postali, LLC (7), eSolutions Group (6) and 90 Degree Design (6).

Best of Industry Winners

The following companies were recognized with the top prize within their industry category:

Independent Creative Agency for &UGO – Best Advertising Website
Emakina Group for UnsmokeYourWorld.com – Best Advocacy Website
Websolute S.p.A. for Atlas Concorde – New digital ecosystem – Best Architecture Website
Midland Center for the Arts for Site redesign aimed at broadening patron connections successfully engages visitors via optimized navigation, mobile experience, and commerce integration. – Best Arts Website
Jake Group for Entertainment Software Association – Best Associations Website
Vital for PLT Health – Best B2B Website
Jack Henry & Associates / Banno Group for Think Bank – Best Bank Website
LEAP Amp for Lunazul Tequila – Best Beverage Website
22 Fillmore for Ikena Oncology Corporate Website – Best Biotechnology Website
Carnegie Museum of Natural History for Carnegie Museum of Natural History – Best Blog Website, Best Family Website
TopSpot Internet Marketing for Steel Warehouse Website – Best Catalog Website
Lenovo for Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold – Best Computer: Hardware Website, Best Marketing Website, Best Technology Website
Hypergiant Industries for Hypergiant Industries – Best Computer: Software Website
90 Degree Design for Equestrian Excellence with Buckley Fence – Best Construction Website
90 Degree Design for Bold and Fearless HR Consulting – Best Consulting Website
FirmStudio HK Web Design & Creative Digital Agency for Emphasis Jewellery Brand Website & Membership Portal – Best Consumer Goods Website
Family Cookbook Project for RecipeCardCookbook.com – Best Cooking and Recipe Website
ZAG Interactive for Andrews Federal Credit Union – Best Credit Union Website
Logitech for Start A Following – Best Design Website
Team SI / MHP for Uplift Arkansas – Best Directory or Search Engine Website
Ideas On Purpose for Raytheon Technologies Corporate Site – Best Diversified Business Website
Backpack Interactive for Passport 2 Mars – Best Education Website
Synopsys Corporate Marketing for Smart Everything Digital Experience – Best Electronics Website
BAYADA Home Health Care for BAYADA Home Health Care Careers Website – Best Employment Website
BrandExtract for Marathon Petroleum Corporation Website – Best Energy Website
NBCUniversal – E! Entertainment for Project-X: The new and completely responsive E! Online – Best Entertainment Website
Kawartha Conservation for kawarthaconservation.com – Best Environmental Website
Vital for Obstacle Course Racing World Championships – Best Events Website
Hong Kong Trade Development Council for HKTDC Product Magazines minisite – Best E-Zine Website
Westmont College for Westmont College Website – Best Faith-based Website
Cuker for Alp N Rock – Taking Apres-ski Fashion to New Heights – Best Fashion or Beauty Website
Mastercard for Mastercard.com Website Design – Best Financial Services Website
Abby Ryan Design for L.A. Creamery – Best Food Industry Website
Alexander & Tom, Inc. for Fort McHenry Virtual Tour – Best General Interest Website
Websparks Pte Ltd for Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) – Best Government Website
Forum One for County Health Rankings – Best Health Care Website
Capital Caring Health Marketing & Communications for Capital Caring Health Corporate Website – Best Healthcare Provider Website
WSI for Van Beek’s Landscaping Supply – Best Home Building Website
UP Hotel Internet Marketing for Maison Panth̬re РBest Hotel and Lodging Website
TrustedChoice.com for TrustedChoice.com 2020 Web Awards Entry – Best Insurance Website
Overdrive Interactive for Goltens Website Redesign – Best International Business Website
Acenda for ACE: Acenda Communications for Employees – Best Intranet Website
Cloud Construct for RA Capital – Best Investment Website
Zola Media for Surprenant & Beneski – Best Legal Website
TURNNT and Patients & Purpose for TURNNT: The Turning Point for Trans Health – Best LGBTQ Website
Hong Kong Trade Development Council for HKTDC  Enterprise Yearbook minisite – Best Magazine Website
Rightpoint for Knauf Insulation North America – Best Manufacturing Website
Progressive Productions for PROGRESSIVEPRODUCTIONS.EU – Best Media Website
Vital for AgaMatrix – Best Medical Equipment Website (tie)
Restorative Therapies, Inc. for Restorative Therapies Website Redesign – Best Medical Equipment Website (tie)
LivaNova for LivaNova – Best Medical Website
Realogy for Realogy Military Rewards Program – Best Military Website
 for Martin UAV – Best Mobile Website
theOrigo Ltd. & HK Phil for Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra – Best Music Website
Mairs & Power / SunStar Strategic for Mairs & Power Website – Best Mutual Fund Website
Vital for Zone Coverage – Best News Website
American Lung Assocation + Rise Interactive for Building a Healthier World with American Lung Association – Best Non-Profit Website
Sapient Corporation d/b/a Razorfish for Mercedes-AMG – Best of Show, Best Automobile Website
Vital for VIP Tires & Service – Best Other Website
Eisai Inc. for Ella the Jellyfish – Best Pharmaceuticals Website
WSI for Doris Gentry – Best Political Website
Prophet for Growth & Transformation Consultants – Best Professional Services Website
PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Persero), Tbk. for PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia Corporate Website 2020 – Best Public Relations Website
The Family Cookbook Project for Familycookbookproject.com – Best Publishing Website
NGradio – WebTV for NGradio.gr – Best Radio Website
Proverb for The Kelvin – Best Real Estate Website
90 Degree Design for Stunning Website and Views at Rooftop – Best Restaurant Website
G6 Business Technology Solutions for Borden Institute – Best Retail Website
Finalsite for Greater Atlanta Christian School – Best School Website
Weave Digital Studio for Our Land and Water – Best Science Website
Nebo for Pet P.L.A.Y. Site Re-Design – Best Shopping Website
LEAP  Spark for Kern’s Kitchen – Best Small Business Website
Madsack OnlineService for Fightholics – Best Sports Website
Primary Wave Media for RingBoost Custom Phone Numbers – Best Telecommunication Website
Hong Kong Trade Development Council for HKTDC Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair  (Online) – Best Toy & Hobby Website
RPM for RPMmoves.com – Best Transportation Website
4 Roads for Natural World Safaris – Best Travel Website
mStoner, Inc. for University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Website Redesign – Best University Website

 

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 2020 WebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: PR.com, Webmaster Radio and iContact.

 

Mobile Development Professionals Needed to Judge 2020 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 31, 2020

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.

“Since 1997, the WebAwards have helped define the standards for website development. The MobileWebAwards are doing the same for responsive websites, mobile-specific websites and apps designed for mobile devices,” said William Rice, president of the Web Marketing Association.  “Smartphones and tablet computer use continues to explode 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 Mid-October, 2020, and winners will be notified by e-mail one week prior to the general announcement of winners in December, 2020. 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

“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”.

 

Web Marketing Association Accepting Entries For 9th Annual MobileWebAwards

The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the call for entries for its 9th 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 2020 MobileWebAwards is September 30, 2020.  The entry form for this award program can be found at http://www.mobile-webaward.org.

“If a company is not effectively using mobile to reach its audience, it’s dead in the water.” said William Rice, president of the Web Marketing Association.  “The goal of the MobileWebAwards is to both recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing some of the most effective mobile Web sites and mobile apps on the Internet. Whether a responsive website, mobile-specific website or a mobile app, our expert judges will select the best offerings in 96 industries.”

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 2020 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:

NIC Maryland won Best of Show Mobile Website for A Better Maryland Interactive Web Site.

GEICO won Best of Show Mobile Application for GEICO Mobile.

TMP Worldwide was named Top Interactive Agency for the 2019 MobileWebAwards competition. They received 13 awards including Best Employment Mobile Website.

Two additional firms were recognized as Outstanding Mobile Developers for their work. They are the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and TMV Group.

Judging for the 2020 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 2020 MobileWebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: PR.com, iContact, and WebMaster Radio. The Web Marketing Association thanks these companies for their commitment to the entire online marketing community.

Award Programs Are For More Than Just Fame and Glory

We all love recognition. It’s human nature to crave affirmation on a job well done. Being recognized for the work we do makes us work harder to maintain a high level of excellence and hopefully be recognized once again. That is one reason why many brand marketers enter their work into advertising and Web site award programs.

Marketers are not alone entering award programs, our entire society places a great credibility on award winners and award programs are persuasive in every medium. An Oscar or Tony can have significant impact at the box office. A national book award and the sales of a novel can explode.  MTV movie awards, Motor Trend Car of the Year, Grammy, and Malcolm Balridge are some popular awards we all recognize.

The Marketing and advertising community also loves awards. Clio, Cannes Lions, Addys, WebAwards, IAC Awards, One Show and DMA Echo awards all recognize outstanding advertising in each of its many forms.

Agencies and marketing departments enter awards for many reasons:

Stand Out From The Competition – Awards are a great way of helping your company stand out from the crowd. Independently assessed, they provide a genuine comparison between your company and its peers.

Client Respect – Clients respect the independent confirmation of the work being done for the company compared to industry averages and proving the outstanding level of work be winning awards can strengthen the relationship between agency and client.

Budget Time – Letting senior management know their money is well spent will help come budget time. Providing the bean counters with quantifiable evidence can help support requests for expanding marketing budgets doesn’t hurt either.

Individual Recognition – Face it, we’re not in the industry just for the money.  At all levels we need affirmation of our value to the team.  Awards provide us an opportunity to recognize team players at all levels.

Marketing Opportunity – Winning awards can be the start of a great marketing program. Press releases, newsletter articles, print ads and special events can be effectively used to increase brand recognition and drive traffic to your Web site.

Feedback – Receiving valuable feedback about an entry can worth the entry fee alone.  Many top award programs provide comments from the judges to help future development.

Staff Morale – In this current environment with team members separated or working remotely, winning an award can bring everyone together and be a great shot in the arm to boost the team’s morale.

Excellence deserves recognition and the marketing community offers many well-established award programs that marketing professionals can use to satisfy your healthy competitive ego and allow you brag a little bit. However, you can’t win if you don’t enter.

 

William Rice is President of the Web Marketing Association. Founded in 1997, recognizes the people and organizations responsible for developing the most effective online marketing programs on the Internet today.

The 24th annual international WebAward competition recognizes the individual and team achievements of Web professionals in 96 industries all over the world who create and maintain outstanding Web sites.  The deadline for entry for the 2020 WebAwards is May 29, 2020.  A complete list of past winners and this year’s entry form can be found at www.webaward.org.

 

WebAward Deadline May 29th

The deadline for entering the Web Marketing Association’s 24th annual WebAward competition is now only two weeks away – Friday, May 29th.

Excellence deserves recognition and it’s time for you to be recognized for your work. Enter the 2020 WebAwards Competition for Website Development and show the world your talent. More importantly, winning helps increase the morale of your team allowing them to get recognized for their hard work.

Remember, it’s easy to enter but you only have two weeks before it is too late, so don’t wait, enter today!

Learn more and enter at www.webaward.org.

Best Online Advertising Winners Named in 2020 Internet Advertising Competition Awards

The Web Marketing Association announces the winners of its annual Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards, an effort to honor excellence in online advertising and to recognize the individuals and organizations responsible for the best in Internet marketing. The IAC Awards are the first and only industry-based advertising award competition dedicated exclusively to online advertising. The Competition web site with a complete list of winners is located at www.IACAward.org

“In 2019, digital advertising is expected to account for more than 50% of total US media ad spending for the first time. As more and more marketing dollars are poured into online advertising, the creativity and excellence in online advertising continues to rise,” said William Rice, president of the Web Marketing Association, Inc.  “The Web Marketing Association is pleased to help set the standard for Internet excellence with the IAC Awards by highlight the best in online advertising by medium and industry.”

 

Best of Show Winners

These Best of Show winners represent the pinnacle of achievement across all industries.  The Web Marketing Association is pleased to help set the standard for Internet excellence with the IAC Awards by highlight the best in online advertising by medium and industry.

Here are this year’s Best of Show winners:

DP+ for Subway HTML5 winner of Best of Show Online ad

AIA Worldwide for Future Hunters winner of Best of Show Online campaign

true[X] and Starcom for Best Buy Back To School winner of Best of Show Rich media Online ad

Scoppechio for Longhorn Steakhouse Email Campaign winner of Best of Show Email message campaign

Olive Garden for Olive Garden – New Year winner of Best of Show Email message

TMV GROUP for ROXOR Weekly Dealer Email winner of Best of Show Online Newsletter campaign

LEAP Frame for Hershey’s Time Square winner of Best of Show Integrated ad campaign

GWL Advertising and Direct Orthopedic Care for Direct Orthopedic Care winner of Best of Show Social Media campaign

Zambezi + Experience Kissimmee for Finding Whelmed winner of Best of Show Online Video

Adams & Knight, Inc. for Webster Bank: Jargon Defined winner of Best of Show Online Video Campaign

GEICO for GEICO Mobile winner of Best of Show Mobile application

Adams & Knight, Inc. for Big Goals Bracket winner of Best of Show Interactive Application

TMP Worldwide Advertising & Communications for Careers at Sony Pictures Entertainment winner of Best of Show Website

Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation for Waze x Dunkin’ Going Gold winner of Best of Show Voice Skill or Action

 

The IAC Awards web site with a complete list of winners is located at www.IACAward.org

 

Top Agency Winners

The Web Marketing Association recognizes the agency that demonstrates consistent excellence in online advertising development by winning more IAC Awards than any of their peers in a single competition. Each entrant was awarded points based on the level of award for each award received. The agency with the most points is awarded the Top Agency Award.

TMP Worldwide is recognized with the 2020 Top Agency Award, winning 18 IAC Award winning entries, including two Best of Show awards, 11 Best of industry awards, 8 Outstanding awards and a total of 110 quality points towards the Top Agency Award. TMP Worldwide is a global leader in talent acquisition technologies, committed to finding new ways to leverage software, strategy and creative to build talent and enhance our clients’ employer brands – across every connection point.

Seven additional organizations were recognized as Outstanding Advertising Developers in the 2020 IAC Awards for winning 6 or more awards. They are:

AGENCY (number of awards)

true[X] (15)

TMV Group (12)

Patients & Purpose  (10)

tbk (7)

Zeta Global (6)

Hong Kong Trade Development Council  (6)

Yes Marketing (6)

 

The Web Marketing Association is now accepting entries for the 24th annual WebAward Competition for Web site development.  Deadline for entry is May 29, 2020.

 

Best Advertising Awards

IAC Award Update

We have just completing the judging phase of the 2020 Internet Advertising Competition Awards and are now tabulating the scores from all of the IAC judges.  We expect to announce the winners publicly on April 7th.  All participants will receive an email with their results on or about April 2nd.

Best Small Business Website of 2020 to be Recognized by Web Marketing Association

The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best small business 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 a category for small business websites, based on the seven criteria of a successful Web site. The deadline for small business web sites to enter to be judged is May 29, 2020.

“Small business marketing has been truly transformed by the Internet,” said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. “A small business company’s websites can now allow that company to do business all over the world, if that website is effective. Having that aspect of your small business website reviewed is just one benefit of participating in the annual WebAward program. Being named an ‘award-winner’ can help with marketing as well”.

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 Small Business Website WebAward winners:

2019 – Hong Kong Trade Development Council for hktdc.com Small Orders – Small Orders, Big Prospects
2018 – Local Search Masters (LSM) for An Excellent Site For A Growing Fitness Franchise
2017 – Hong Kong Trade Development Council(HKTDC) for hktdc.com Small Orders – Small Orders, Big Prospects
2016 – DynamiX for Zerorez
2015 – TopSpot Internet Marketing for Punum Roofing of Houston Website
2014 – screenagers for 99 reasons why our website is not online yet
2013 – DASH Co. for DASH Co. Website
2012 – My1Stop.com for My1Stop.com – Printing Made Easy
2011 – Overstock.com for Overstock.com
2010 – CityMax.com for Small Business Website Builder
2009 – Risdall Marketing Group for Peter’s Body Shop Web Site Design
2008 – Hong Kong Trade Development Council for hktdc.com – The trusted online marketplace with third-party authentication
2007 – dLife for dLife Website
2006 – BusinessWeek Online for BusinessWeek Online – Small Biz
2005 – Mediapulse, Inc. for Stuart Row Landscapes, Inc.
2004 – Gerard Konars for Bridal and Formal, Inc. Website
2003 – Byte Interactive for Byte Interactive website

All small business 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.

Small Business Websites wishing to be considered for the Best Small Business Website can submit their website for consideration at WebAward.org.

Winners of a WebAward in the small Business 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

The 2020 WebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: PR.com, iContact, and Webmaster Radio. The Web Marketing Association thanks these companies for their commitment to the entire online marketing community.

 

Internet Professionals Needed To Judge 24th annual WebAward Competition

The Web Marketing Association is looking for experienced Internet professionals who can help judge the Websites that are entered into its 24th annual international WebAward competition, the standards-defining award program that sets industry benchmarks based on the seven criteria of a successful Web site. Interested individuals can submit their names for consideration using the WebAward Judges Nomination Form.

The 2020 WebAward Competition for Website development is currently accepting entries until May 29, 2020. Judging will begin in mid-June and run through early August.

“The WebAwards is different from other Web site award programs because we’re not just a beauty pageant focused on name recognition of big-time brands and pretty designs,” said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association.  “Our judges are handed picked experts who have hands on experience either leading or developing some of today’s top Websites.  These individuals understand that participating as a judge in the WebAwards is one excellent way to give back to the online marketing community and help it to grow and evolve.”

Judges will consist of a select group of Internet professionals who have direct experience designing and managing Web sites – 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 judges have included top executives from leading organizations such as Universal McCann, SapientNitro, T Rowe Price, Bridge Worldwide, Disney, Euro RSCG, Boeing, Huge, IBM, ING Direct, VML, Facebook, J. Walter Thompson, Gartner, Possible Worldwide, YUM!, Cuker Interactive, PayPal, Razorfish, Munich Re, Refinery, Ernst & Young, Magellan Health Service, Microsoft, R/GA, Family Cookbook Project, Saatchi & Saatchi, SAP, Starwood Hotel, and Website Magazine.

If you or someone some one in your organization would make a good judge, they can learn more and enter their name for consideration on the WebAward Judges Nomination Form.

“The vast majority of our judges return each year to participate again as a WebAward judge, but some need to take time off from judging and because of the popularity of the WebAwards there is a constant need for new judges”, said Rice. “Prior to the beginning of the judging, we spend several weeks discussing the current state of Web development and how it should be recognized through the WebAwards.  Being a WebAward judge is a valuable experience that helps the individual better understand overall Web development and of course looks impressive on a resume or corporate bio”.

Web Marketing Association to Name Best Websites of 2020

The Web Marketing Association has opened its 24th annual international WebAward competition call for entries.  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 in 96 industries all over the world who create and maintain outstanding Web sites.  The deadline for entry for the 2020 WebAwards is May 29, 2020.  A complete list of past winners and this year’s entry form can be found at www.webaward.org.

Websites are judged on seven criteria, including design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copy writing and ease of use and receive a numeric score.  Each WebAward entry is judged against other entries in its industry category and then against an overall standard of excellence.  Entrants also benefit from receiving valuable feedback from the WebAwards professional judging panel on their Web site development efforts.

This year’s top awards will include:

A “Best of Industry” WebAward 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 2020 WebAward “Best of Show,” will be given to the one site that the judges believe represents the pinnacle of outstanding achievement in Web development.  Last year’s Best of Show winner was is presented to  UP Hotel Internet Marketing for winning the 2019 Best of Show WebAward for their excellent work on Qbic which also won Best Hotel and Lodging Website.

The Web Marketing Association will also recognize the interactive agency winning the most awards in the competition with the “Top Interactive Agency” WebAward. WSI was named Top Agency at the 2019 WebAward Competition, , taking home 15 WebAwards last year. The Top Agency Award is given to recognize the consistently outstanding development going on at interactive firms.

The WebAward Top Agency award recognizes consistency of effort and is given to the interactive agency that wins the most WebAwards in a given year. All locations and offices of a specific agency will be consolidated for the purpose of determining the winner of this award. Each entrant will be awarded points based on the level of award for each award received. A Best of Show will be worth 10 points, Best of Industry 5 points and each Outstanding award 3 points and a Standard of Excellence 1 point. The agency with the most points will be awarded the Top Agency Award for 2020.

Each year, many agencies and some corporations win multiple awards and deserve additional recognition. This year, we will recognize each organization that wins 6 or more WebAwards with an Outstanding Interactive Developer trophy. In 2018, there were 13 agencies recognized with this prestigious award.

Interactive and advertising agencies that win a 2020 WebAward will automatically be included in the Award Winning Agency Database with a free premium listing.

Judging for the 2020 WebAwards will take place in June through August and winners will be announced in September.  Judges will consist of a select group of Internet professionals who have direct experience designing and managing Web sites,–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 judges have included top executives from leading organizations such as Universal McCann, SapientNitro, T Rowe Price, Bridge Worldwide, Disney, Euro RSCG, Boeing, Huge, ING Direct, IBM, VML, Facebook, J. Walter Thompson, Gartner, Possible Worldwide, YUM!, Cuker Interactive, PayPal, Razorfish, Munich Re, Refinery, Ernst & Young, Magellan Health Service, Microsoft, R/GA, Family Cookbook Project, Saatchi & Saatchi, SAP, Starwood Hotel, and Website Magazine.

Check out our Web Marketing Association Facebook Page and be sure to like us as we will be providing hints and tips on how to improve your chances on winning a top award though out the award program entry period.

The 2020 WebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: iContact, PR.com, and Webmaster Radio. The Web Marketing Association thanks these companies for their commitment to the entire online marketing community.

To enter the 24th annual WebAward Competition for Website Development, please visit our website and create a nominator account.

 

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