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.

 

Best Websites Named in 96 Industries Named By Web Marketing Association

The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the winners of its 23rd annual WebAward Competition for Web site development. Entries from 43 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.

 

Best of Show

The 2019 Best of Show WebAward is presented to UP Hotel Internet Marketing for their outstanding work on Qbic.  The site was also recognized as Best Hotel and Lodging Website.  Qbic’s first London hotel is at the heart of what is London’s most lively square mile with some of the city’s best street food, art galleries, boutiques, creative businesses and nightlife, all glued together with local people who make it more than just a tourist spot. Qbic is now broadening its reach to Brussels and Manchester and positioning itself as a hotel group.

 

Top Agency

WSI was named Top Agency at the 2019 WebAward Competition, taking home 15 WebAwards and earning 45 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 2019 WebAwards for Best B2B Website, Best Medical Website, Best Restaurant Website, Best Home Building Website, five Outstanding Website WebAwards and six 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.

 

13 agencies or companies were also recognized as Outstanding Website Developer for winning six or more WebAwards in 2019. They include:

AGENCY (Number of Awards)

TMP Worldwide 14

Forum One 10

Vital 10

Postali LLC 9

Patients & Purpose 8

theOrigo Ltd.8

Thomson Reuters 8

UP Hotel Internet Marketing 7

TravelClick an Amadeus company 7

Miles 6

TopSpot Marketing 6

Scorpion 6

eSolutionsGroup 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 2019 WebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: PR.com, EContent Magazine, Webmaster Radio, iContact, and Website Magazine.

WebAward Competition Names Top Websites in 96 Industries

The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the winners of its 22nd annual WebAward Competition for Web site development. 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.

” Website design 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 2018 Best of Show WebAward is presented to Chris Curd Design Ltd for their outstanding work on Where Wise Men Fish.  The site was also recognized as Best Sports Website.  Chris Curd Design worked to display the breadth and scale of the WWMF specialist fishing holidays and their in-house content and photographs on this award-winning site. www.wherewisemenfish.com

 

Top Agency

TopSpot Internet Marketing was named Top Agency at the 2018 WebAward Competition, taking home 7 WebAwards and earning 24 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 2018 WebAwards for Best Home Building Website, Best B2B Website, Best Catalog Website, an Outstanding Website WebAward and three Standard of Excellence WebAwards.

TopSpot has been one of the fastest growing search marketing firms in Houston, Texas. TopSpot’s current customer base exceeds 800. Companies of all sizes and in many industries, whether niche or local, have relied on their strategies to help evolve their business over the last 14 years.

13 agencies or companies were also recognized as Outstanding Website Developer for winning six or more WebAwards in 2018. They include:

AGENCY (Number of Awards)

TMP Worldwide 11

WSI 10

UP Hotel Internet Marketing 8

mStoner, Inc. 8

OpenRoad Communications 7

theOrigo Ltd.7

TravelClick, Inc. 7

FirmStudio Ltd 7

BrandExtract 6

Miles 6

TMV Group 6

Razz Interactive

eSolutionsGroup 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 2018 WebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: PR.com, EContent Magazine, Webmaster Radio, iContact, and Website Magazine.

 

Web Marketing Association Names Award-Winning Websites in 96 Industries

2016 WebAward Winners

2016 WebAward Winners

The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the winners of its 20th annual WebAward Competition for Web site development. 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.

“Each year, the online marketing community raises the bar in terms of website development,” 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 2016 Best of Show WebAward is presented to BETC Paris for their outstanding work on The End of Society Simulator.  The site was also recognized as Best Entertainment Website and Best Media Website and  Best Mobile Website.

The end of society simulator uses real data to create a hyper-personalised experience of events to set the scene before the launch of Tom Clancy’s The Division. Inspired by existing epidemic models with input from emergency risk specialists, the website simulates a global pandemic of the fictional variola chimera virus. The experience starts after the user has been infected when he is asked to type in his address and before being taken through the fall of society’s dominos (overwhelmed hospitals, out of stock pharmacies and supermarkets, riots, exodus, global blackout, fall of governments). The simulation demonstrates how quickly the cities and society that we take for granted can collapse even from our own home.

 

Top Agency

TravelClick, Inc. was named Top Agency at the 2016 WebAward Competition, taking home 29 WebAwards this year. The Top Agency Award is given to recognize the consistently outstanding development going on at interactive firms.  TravelClick provides innovative solutions for hotels around the globe that increase revenue, reduce cost, and improve performance. TravelClick has a worldwide on-the-ground presence that enables us to maintain a deep understanding of local markets in the context of the global hospitality industry. The agency was recognized in the 2016 WebAwards with 15 Outstanding Website WebAwards and 14 Standard of Excellence WebAwards.

Fourteen agencies or companies were also recognized as Outstanding Website Developer for winning six or more WebAwards in 2016. They include:

 

AGENCY (Number of Awards)

TMP Worldwide 22

Scorpion Design, LLC 20

Miles 12

DEG 11

Risdall Marketing Group 11

SapientNitro 11

Nebo 10

Lyons Consulting Group 9

HKTDC 7

HeBS Digital 7

WSI 7

Positioner SA 6

Springbox 6

UP Hotel Internet Marketing 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 2016 WebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: Small Army Creative Services, PR.com, ad:tech conferences, EContent Magazine, VerticalResponse, SEO, Inc., Webmaster Radio and Website Magazine.

 

About the Web Marketing Association

The Web Marketing Association is working to create a high standard of excellence for Web site development and marketing on the Internet. Staffed by volunteers, it is made up of Internet marketing, advertising, PR and design professionals who share an interest in improving the quality of Website development and marketing on the Internet. Since 1997, the Web Marketing Association’s annual WebAward, Internet Advertising Competition and MobileWebAward award programs  have been helping interactive professionals promote themselves, their companies, and their best work to the outside world. Now in its 20th year, the WebAward Competition has become the premier award event for Web developers and marketers worldwide.

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.

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