WebAward Entry Deadline Extended

WMA_20th_iconThe Web Marketing Association’s 20th annual international WebAward competition for website development is giving you a second chance.

This premier website recognition program has extended its entry deadline to June 10th. So you have two additional weeks to submit what might be the best website in 98 different industries. Its easy to enter and feels great when you win!

If you have already entered, June 10th is also the final day to edit your entries before they are sent to our expert judges.

Enter today at http://www.WebAward.org

 

WebAward’s Winners Announced

WebAward15 logoThe Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the winners of its 19th annual WebAward Competition for Web site development. More than 1,500 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.

“The bar continues to be raised in terms of website development trends in the online marketing community,” said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. “Website design is constantly evolving to better meet the needs of the online audiences. 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 2015 Best of Show WebAward is presented to Trailer Park, Inc. for their excellent work on JurassicWorld.com. The site was also recognized as Best Movie Website. This is the second Best of Show win for Trailer Park. The also won the 2008 Best of Show WebAward for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix website.

Jurassic World is the latest sequel in the storied Jurassic Park series. JurassicWorld.com, brings the in-world theme park to glorious digital life. The site let fans explore the setting for the new film, while giving tantalizing glimpses of the park’s new dinosaurs – and what might go wrong to eventually lead to the biggest thrill ride of all – Jurassic World, the movie.

Top Agency

Extractable was named Top Agency at the 2015 WebAward Competition, taking home 31 WebAwards this year. This is the fourth time Extractable has won the Top Agency WebAward, following up top honors in 2014, 201 and 2009. The Top Agency Award is given to recognize the consistently outstanding development going on at interactive firms. An independently owned, full-service advertising agency based in San Francisco, Extractable blends user experience, creative and technology with insights from data to create innovative digital platforms that deliver results across all media and devices. The agency was recognized in the 2015 WebAwards with Best Advocacy Website, Best Computer: Hardware Website, Best Information Services Website, Best Family Website, Best Electronics Website, an Outstanding Website WebAwards and 25 Standard of Excellence WebAwards.

Sixteen agencies or companies were also recognized as Outstanding Website Developer for winning six or more WebAwards in 2015. They include:

AGENCY (Number of Awards)

TravelClick 25

Risdall Marketing Group 18

TMP Worldwide 16

Scorpion Design, LLC 18

Marcus Thomas LLC 12

Positioner SA 9

TopSpot Internet Marketing 9

Miles 8

SapientNitro 8

Bridgeline Digital 7

WSI 7

HKTDC 6

Klick Inc. 6

MagiClick 6

Nebo 6

Sabre Hospitality Solutions 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 2015 WebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: Small Army Creative Services, PR.com, ad:tech conferences, ClickZ Live, EContent Magazine, VerticalResponse, Webmaster Radio and Website Magazine.

2015 WebAward Winners Announcement Date Set

WebAward15 logoWinners of the 19th annual WebAward Competition will be publicly announced on the award program website on September 2, 2015. At this time, the Web Marketing Association will announce the Best of Show winner as well as Top Agency winner. In addition, we will announce the 96 Best of Industry winners as well as the Outstanding Websites and Standard of Excellence winners.

Award Update

WMAlogo_fbMobileWebAwards – The MobileWebAward’s Call for Entries has ended and the judging is now underway. We expect the winners to be announced in early December. Good luck to all who entered!

WebAwards – The winners of the 18th annual WebAwards should be receiving their physical awards very soon if they have not done so already. Awards that were ordered will begin production as soon as the initial awards are shipped.

Internet Advertising Competition – the 13th annual IAC Award website is currently being updated to an entirely new design. The Call for Entries will begin the first week of November.

2014 WebAward Winners Announcement Date Set

Winners of the 18th annual WebAward Competition will be publicly announced on the award program website on September 15, 2014. 

At this time, the Web Marketing Association will announce the Best of Show winner as well as Top Agency winner. In addition, we will announce the 96 Best of Industry winners as well as the Outstanding Websites and Standard of Excellence winners.

WebAward Entry Deadline Extended

The Web Marketing Association has extend the entry deadline for the 18th annual WebAward competition until Friday, June 13th. This is also the date all entry editing must be completed by as the judging will then begin. However, all entries submitted after the initial deadline of May 30. 2014 will be subject to a late fee as mandated by our guidelines.

Two Weeks Until The Webward Deadline

There are only two weeks left to enter the 18th annual WebAward Competition for Website Development. Entries are accepted from all over the world and compete in 96 different industry categories.

Few Website award programs recognize the individual achievement behind the creation of today’s top web sites the way we do at the Web Marketing Association. We believe it is important to recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing some of the most effective and best web sites on the Internet today. It’s a great morale builder.

Whether you enter this website award to help impress your clients, impress your boss, justify your interactive budget, create an Internet marketing opportunity, or receive valuable feedback regarding the status of your own website development efforts, you will be impressed with how easy it is to enter. When you enter the WebAwards, you also will experience how exciting it can be to win the recognition you deserve!

Enter today at www.webaward.org

Attributes of Award Winning Websites Study is now available from the Web Marketing Association


The Web Marketing Association is releasing the results of a new report entitled Attributes of Award Winning Websites – A study of the 2013 WebAward winners and what made them successful. Our goal is to provide the Web development community with insights into current industry trends by examining various aspects of websites selected as winners in the 2013 WebAward competition for website development and comparing them to those entries that were not selected as winners. 
“We think this study will help give those developing websites important insights into industry development trends,” said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. “Since 2006, we have gathered demographic data on the sites entered. Whether you are in an agency or a corporate interactive marketing department, it is always difficult to benchmark your efforts and demonstrate to senior management and/or clients how your efforts compare. The results of this study will be one way to help accomplish that task.”
The study includes information on the following topics:
Target Audience
Development Platform
Programming Platform
Who developed the site
Budget 
The study also examines specific website features including:
Email Mailing List
RSS Feeds
Use of Flash
Live Chat
Use of Audio and Video
Inclusion of Banner Ads
Shopping Cart
Multiple Languages
To see what we found from the 1,092 sites submitted to the WebAwards in 2013 in our free 24 page Attributes of an Award Winning Website Study, please go to http://www.webaward.org/awardwinning_report.asp

To enter the 2014 WebAward Competition for Website Development, please go to the WebAward.org Website.

Outstanding Website Developers

Each year the WebAward Competition for Website Development has special awards for though interactive agencies who excel in web development across multiple clients. Last year, 19 agencies and companies were also recognized as Outstanding Website Developers for winning six or more awards in the 2013 WebAward Competition. They are:

AGENCY (Number of Awards)
Biggs|Gilmore – 24
TravelClick – 24
SapientNitro – 15
Sabre Hospitality Solutions – 15
BGT Partners – 15
TMP Worldwide – 15
CareTech Solutions – 11
Cuker Interactive – 10
Webmonster.com – 9
Nebo – 9
Positioner SA – 8
4SPOTS – 7
Atlantic BT – 7
Roundarch Isobar – 7
TopSpot Internet Marketing – 6
RED Interactive Agency – 6
Miles – 6
Red Clay Interactive – 6
HeBS Digital – 6

Risdall Marketing Group was named Top Agency at the 2013 WebAward ompetition, taking home 37 WebAwards. This is the second time Risdall has won the Top Agency WebAward.  The Top Agency award is given to recognize the consistently outstanding development going on at interactive firms.

In the 2014 WebAwards competition, agencies and companies will again compete not only for the Top Agency Award, but also for the Outstanding Website Developer Award.

Enter today and win the recognition you deserve.

The Best Web Sites of 2014 To Be Named By Web Marketing Association


The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the call for entries for its 18thannual international WebAward competition.  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.  The deadline for entry for the 2014 WebAwards is May 30, 2014.   
A complete list of past winners and this year’s entry form can be found at www.webaward.org.

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 2014 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 BETC Parisfor their exceptional work on Peugeot RCZ Test Driver.  The site was also recognized as Best Automobile Website. 
·         The Web Marketing Association will also recognize the interactive agency winning the most awards in the competition with the “Top Interactive Agency” WebAward. For the second time, the Top Agency award was awarded to Risdall Marketing Group taking home 37 WebAwards. 
·         Interactive and advertising agencies that win a 2014 WebAward will automatically be included in the Award Winning Agency Database with a free premium listing.

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 2013, there were 19 agencies recognized with this prestigious award.
Websites are judged on seven criteria, including design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copy writing and ease of use and receive a numeric score.  Each WebAwardentry 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.  
Judging for the 2014 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,–includingmembers of the media, interactive creative directors, site designers, content providers and webmasterswith 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, VML, Facebook, J. Walter Thompson, Gartner, Possible Worldwide, YUM!, Cuker Interactive, PayPal, Razorfish, Munich Re, Refinery, Ernst & Young, Magellan Health Service, R/GA, Family Cookbook Project, Saatchi & Saatchi, SAP, Starwood Hotel, and Website Magazine.
Check out our Web Marketing Association Facebook Pageand 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 2014 WebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: Burst Media, EContent Magazine, ExactTarget, ad:tech conferences, Webmaster Radio, and Website Magazine. The Web Marketing Association thanks these companies for their commitment to the entire online marketing community.
To enter the 18th annual WebAward Competition for Website Development, please visit our website and create a nominator account.

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