Best Magazine Websites

Each year the Web Marketing Association names the Best Magazine web site as part of the annual WebAward Competition.  Since 1997, the WebAwards are recognized as the premier industry based Website Award program in the world.

Here is your chance to stand out from your competitors and win the recognition you deserve while receiving valuable independent feedback on your development efforts.

Best Magazine websites are selected by judges who review the entered websites using the seven criteria below:

New Lines Magazine
2023 Best Magazine Site
New Lines Magazine
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2023 WebAward Trophy
  • Design
  • Ease of use
  • Copywriting
  • Interactivity
  • Use of technology
  • Innovation
  • Content


As a participant, you will receive:

  • An independent evaluation of your Magazine Website by independent expert judges
  • Valuable feedback to help Benchmark your efforts against other Magazine industry websites.


If your site wins recognition with the Magazine WebAward, you will also get:  

  • A beautiful statue or certificate of achievement to display proudly
  • Higher visibility for your company
  • A great marketing opportunity to promote your site to the media
  • Links to your site from the highly ranked WebAward site to help SEO
  • The admiration of peers, friends and co-workers – maybe even a raise!
  • A personal achievement for your resume

Each year the Web Marketing Association's WebAward Competition names the Best Magazine web site.  Best websites are selected by judging the entered websites using seven criteria - design, ease of use, copywriting, interactivity, use of technology, innovation and content.  Websites not selected as best Magazine website are also eligible for an Outstanding Website Award or a Standard of Excellence Award.

Setting Magazine Trends and making Magazine News

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Entering the WebAwards can help keep you up on Magazine Trends by showing you how other Magazine websites compare to the WebAward standards. You also can make Magazine news if you have the Best Magazine website. Magazine news letters will want to cover you win bringing you additional visibility within your industry.

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Here are the past Best Magazine WebAward winners:

Year  Winner Site Name
2023 New Lines Magazine New Lines Magazine
2022 Rare Bird, Inc. Arizona Highways
2020 Hong Kong Trade Development Council HKTDC Enterprise Yearbook minisite
2019 Hong Kong Trade Development Council HKTDC Enterprise Yearbook - year-round sourcing reference for professional buyers
2018 Smithsonian Enterprises
2017 Smithsonian Enterprises
2016 Smithsonian Enterprises
2015 NordLevel GmbH Upd@te – Das Online-Magazin für Unternehmer
2014 Extractable Sunset Website Redesign
2013 Senior Internet Ltd. Rail Technology Magazine
2012 CPA Australia/HotHouse INTHEBLACK
2011 The Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc.
2010 Kiplinger's Personal Finance
2009 AMT Data Technologies Ltd and Ektron Dockwalk
2008 eSiteful Corporation Saudi Aramco World
2007 Zooma LIV- The Volvo Magazine
2006 Aristotle & Resort Living Resort Living Online Magazine
2005 Meredith Corporation
2004 eSiteful Corporation Saudi Aramco World
2003 Meredith Corp/ American

*some URLs may no longer be valid, especially for older WebAward winners.

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