Best Portal Websites

Each year the Web Marketing Association names the Best Portal 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 Portal websites are selected by judges who review the entered websites using the seven criteria below:

  • Design
  • Ease of use
  • Copywriting
  • Interactivity
  • Use of technology
  • Innovation
  • Content


As a participant, you will receive:

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


If your site wins recognition with the Portal 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 Portal 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 Portal website are also eligible for an Outstanding Website Award or a Standard of Excellence Award.

Setting Portal Trends and making Portal News

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


The 2019 Call for Entries is open! This is your opportunity to win the recognition you deserve.

Entering is easy. Simply create a new free Nominator Account or log into an existing Nominator Account. Enter information about your site and the judges do the rest.

Don’t wait enter your website today and win the recognition you deserve!

Click here to enter your Website into the Web Marketing Association’s 2019 WebAward Competition.

You might have the next Best Portal Web site waiting to be recognized!

Here are the past Best Portal WebAward winners:

Year  Winner Site Name
2017 Program The State of Indiana Website
2016 Program The State of Indiana Website
2014 Razorfish Healthware New Corporate Website
2013 Risdall Advertising Agency Vision-Ease Lens Venue Lab Services Website
2012 Hong Kong Trade Development Council - the online marketplace you can trust
2011 Hong Kong Trade Development Council – the online marketplace you can trust
2010 Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
2009 Network Solutions LinkTogether Helps Web Professionals Grow Business
2008 Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
2007 Freewebs Freewebs
2006 Kadium - SonyATV Music Publishing
2005 Galderma USA and imc˛ Galderma Skin Resource Center Website
2004 the Harrington Group
2003 Corporate Information Technology and Investor Relations & Communications BHP Billiton Company Website

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

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