Best Publishing Websites

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

2023 Best Publishing Site
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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 Publishing Website by independent expert judges
  • Valuable feedback to help Benchmark your efforts against other Publishing industry websites.


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

Setting Publishing Trends and making Publishing News

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

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The Publishing category is sponsored by Family Cookbook Project

Here are the past Best Publishing WebAward winners:

Year  Winner Site Name
2023 Drew Stepek Godless
2022 Hailun (Marco) Feng
2021 Family Cookbook Project
2020 The Family Cookbook Project
2019 Bristol University Press
2018 Visit Britain Visit Britain
2017 Authentic Cengage Web Redesign
2016 The Family Cookbook Project
2015 Westwerk
2014 SapientNitro Relaunch
2013 The Family Cookbook Project
2012 Oxford University Press BBC College of Journalism
2011 The Family Cookbook Project
2010 Creativity-Online
2007 Entrepreneur Media Inc.
2006 Arcadia Publishing Arcadia Publishing
2005 Kel Geddes Management Ltd The Official Anne Geddes Website
2004 Mediapulse New Homes Guide Website
2003 Association of American Colleges and Universities AAC&U Web Site

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

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| Advertising | Advocacy | Airline | Architecture | Arts | Associations | Automobile | B2B | Bank | Beverage | Biotechnology | Blockchain | Blog | Catalog | Computer: Hardware | Computer: Software | Construction | Consulting | Consumer Goods | Cooking and Recipe | Credit Union | Crypto Currency | Customer Service Portal | Design | Directory or Search Engine | Education | Electronics | Employment | Energy | Entertainment | Environmental | Events | E-Zine | Faith-based | Family | Fashion or Beauty | Financial Services | Food Industry | General Interest | Government | Health Care | Healthcare Provider | Home Building | Hotel and Lodging | Information Services | Insurance | Interactive Services | International Business | Intranet | Investment | Legal | Leisure | LGBTQ | Magazine | Marketing | Manufacturing | Media | Medical | Medical Equipment | Military | Mobile | Music | Mutual Fund | News | Non-Profit | Online Community | Other | Pharmaceuticals | Photography | Political | Professional Services | Public Relations | Publishing | Radio | Real Estate | Recreation | Regional | Restaurant | Retail | SAAS | School | Science | Shopping | Small Business | Sports | Technology | Telecommunication | Transportation | Travel | University