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The Web Marketing Association Thanks PR.com for its Support

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Every year, Web Marketing Association needs to get the word out for its three creative recognition programs, WebAward Competition for Website Development, the Internet Advertising Competition awards, and the MobileWebAwards.

For the last 15 years. We have relied on PR.com to distribute our press releases to the media and to the major search engines. This allows us to be found by prospects, journalists, influencers. It also generates social media engagement and helps us Improve brand recognition to important audiences.

PR.com‘s ability to target individual industries allows Web Marketing Association to reach out to our target audiences in 86 industry categories using industry specific releases and provide detailed information for each industry audience.

Each year we generate a significant amount of traffic to our website though our use of industry specific press releases distributed by PR.com and we thank them for their continuous support of online marketing community.

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Best Travel Website to be Named by Web Marketing Association in 27th Annual WebAward Competition

The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best travel sites in the world as part of their 27th annual international WebAward Competition for Web site development at www.webaward.org. The WebAwards is the standards-defining competition that sets benchmarks for 86 industries, including travel, airline and hotel & lodging websites, based on the seven criteria of a successful web site. The deadline for the best travel web sites to enter to be judged is May 31, 2023.

“Travel websites are the gateway to the world for millions of people. A well-designed website can inspire wanderlust and make it easy for travelers to plan their next adventure,” said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. “The travel industry has been transformed by the Internet and travel web sites have been doing a great job keeping up with the shift in the industry that removed agents as the source of travel information. Judges have looked highly upon travel web site’s use of design, copywriting and interactivity. The WebAward Competition offers a platform to showcase the best in travel website development and inspire the next generation of travelers.”

Websites are judged on seven criteria including design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copy writing and ease of use. Each WebAward entry in the Travel category is judged against other travel entries and then against an overall standard of excellence.

All travel entrants benefit from receiving valuable feedback in terms of their specific criteria scores compared against the average scores for their industry. They also may receive specific comments from the WebAward’s professional judging panel on their Web site development efforts.

Winners of a WebAward in the travel categories will also receive:

  • Handsome statue or certificate of achievement
  • A limited-edition Commemorative NFT
  • Increased visibility for their company
  • Marketing opportunity to promote the company website to the media
  • Links to your site from the highly ranked WebAward site to help SEO
  • A highlight for your resume.
  • Admiration of peers, friends and co-workers
  • Unlimited bragging rights

Each year, the Web Marketing Association names the Best of Industry for the various travel categories based on the score they receive from the WebAward judges.

Winners of the Best Travel Website include:

2021 – Reichl und Partner eMarketing GmbH for SIMON’S BEST TRAVEL GMBH WEBSITE
2020 – 4 Roads for Natural World Safaris
2019 – VERB Interactive for VBT
2018 – Visit Huntington Beach for Surf City USA
2017 – Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Miles Partnership for Pure Michigan’s New Leisure Website
2016 – Experience Grand Rapids for Experience Grand Rapids Website
2015 – TripCreator ehf. for TripCreator.com
2014 – USDM for Colorado Springs
2013 – Pixo Punch Limited for Hong Kong Summer Spectacular Campaign
2012 – Boyd Gaming Corporation for B Connected Online
2011 – Civic Resource Group for Wyoming Travel and Tourism Web Portal and Online Management System
2010 – TravelChannel.com & Razorfish for The New TravelChannel.com
2009 – VisitSweden for VisitSweden
2008 – Teehan+Lax Inc for AirMiles Make Like Miles
2007 – Arnold Worldwide for Hungry Suitcase
2006 – Hospitality eBusiness Strategies for RIU Cancun Portal
2005 – Yellowstone Journal Corporation for YellowstonePark.com
2004 – Quicksilver Associates for Seabourn Cruise Line
2003 – Apollo Interactive for Excalibur Las Vegas Resort Hotel & Casino
2002 – Arnold Worldwide for Alaska

Winners of the Best Airline Website include:

2022 – FirmStudio & Greater Bay Airlines for Greater Bay Airlines Corporate Website
2019 – Origo for Cabo Verde Airlines
2018 – FINE for XOJET
2016 – SapientNitro & China Airlines for China Airline Website Re-design
2015 – DigitasLBi for Virgin Atlantic Airways
2014 – Icelandair & TM Software for Icelandair
2013 – ROKKAN for JetBlue
2011 – Carlson Marketing for JetBlue – “TrueBlue Be True”
2010 – Lufthansa in partnership with Amadeus for Lufthansa in partnership with Amadeus
2009 – Blast Advanced Media for Nature Air – Eco Friendly Costa Rica Airline
2008 – Atmosphere BBDO for emirates.com
2007 – Cramer-Krasselt for AirTran Raceway
2006 – TM Interactive for American Airlines – We Know Why You Fly
2005 – TM Interactive for We Know Why You Fly
2004 – Cramer-Krasselt for AirTran Airways – E-Annual 2003
2003 – Agence Braque for Jetsgo

Winners of the Best Hotel & Lodging Website include:

2022 – Evans Hotels for CATAMARAN RESORT HOTEL AND SPA
2021 – UP Hotel Agency for THE HARI
2020 – UP Hotel Internet Marketing for Maison Panthere
2019 – UP Hotel Internet Marketing for Qbic (2019 Best of Show)
2018 – TravelClick, Inc. for Thistle Hotels
2017 – [D³] Digital Design + Development for Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills – At The Center of Extraordinary (2017 Best of Show)
2016 – HeBS Digital for Tsogo Sun
2015 – HeBS Digital for Red Lion Hotels Website
2014 – Forte Village Resort for Forte Village
2013 – HeBS Digital for Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan
2012 – TravelClick Web Solutions for Puente Romano
2011 – Sabre Hospitality Solutions for The Shores Resort & Spa
2010 – TRAVELCLICK for Harbour Grand Kowloon Hotel
2009 – TravelCLICK for the Albert Hotel
2008 – E-site Marketing for Hotel Terra Jackson Hole
2007 – Cendyn for Stonewall Resort
2006 – T3 (The Think Tank) for ExperienceMarriott.com
2005 – Open World, LTD for WARWICK International Hotels
2004 – Interactive Sites for The New York Palace web site
2003 – Open World Limited for Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts
2002 – FreeRun Technologies for Simpson House Inn

Travel Websites can be entered into consideration for the 2023 Best Travel Website WebAward at the WebAward Website.

The 2023 WebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: PR.com, iContact, and eTailConferences. The Web Marketing Association thanks these companies for their commitment to the entire online marketing community.

Please Join the Web Marketing Association on Social Media: LinkedIn Page, LinkedIn Group, Twitter, and Facebook. Like and follow for news and award updates!

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Web Marketing Association Launches New Recognition Center

The Web Marketing Association, producer of the WebAward Competition for Website Development, Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards and the MobileWebAwards has introduced a new website, Recognition Center, to allow past award winners to personalize and order additional awards to highlight their achievement.

Ordering an additional award can be done in 3 easy steps. First pick the award program you participated in:

Next, Pick the award that you would like to personalize by clicking on the “Select Options” button:

Finally, Identify the entry you wish to recognize (we supply a look up tool if you don’t remember your entry number) and tell us who you wish to recognize on the first line of the award. This can be a person, company, department, agency or a client.

Add the completed award to your shopping cart and check out. If 3-4 weeks, your award will be delivered directly to your door and be ready to display and show the world your “award-winning” achievement.

 

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Best Mobile Websites and Best Mobile Apps of 2022 To Be Named By Web Marketing Association

The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the call for entries for its 11th annual international MobileWebAward competition.  It recognizes the individual and team achievements of Web professionals all over the world who create and maintain outstanding mobile Websites and mobile applications.  The deadline for entry in the 2022 MobileWebAwards is September 30, 2022.  The entry form for this award program can be found at http://www.mobile-webaward.org.

“Today there are more than 15 billion mobile devices in the world today, up more than 1 billion devices in the past year alone. If a company is not effectively using mobile to reach its audience, it’s dead in the water.” said William Rice, president of the Web Marketing Association.  “The goal of the MobileWebAwards is to both recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing some of the most effective mobile Web sites and mobile apps on the Internet. Whether a responsive website, mobile-specific website or a mobile app, our expert judges will select the best offerings in 86 industries.”

The MobileWebAwards were judged on seven criteria seen as requirements for a success mobile website or mobile app. They include Creativity, Impact, Design, Content, Interactivity, Ease of use and Use of the medium. Each mobile website or mobile app entry is judged against other entries of the same format in its industry category and then against an overall standard of excellence.

This year’s top awards will include:

  • A “Best of Industry” MobileWebAward will be given in each of the 86 industry categories, including financial services, medical, small business, travel, advertising, transportation and government.
  • The competition’s highest honor, the 2022 MobileWebAward “Best of Show,” will be given to the one best mobile website and one best mobile app that the judges believe represents the pinnacle of outstanding achievement in Web development.
  • The Web Marketing Association will also recognize the interactive agency winning the most awards in the competition with the “Top Interactive Agency” WebAward.
  • Each organization that wins 5 or more MobileWebAwards will be awarded an Outstanding Mobile Interactive Developer trophy.

Last year’s top awards winners were:

EKR won Best of Show Mobile Website for “Nature’s Sunshine” which was also recognized as Best Consumer Goods Mobile Website.

GEICO won Best of Show Mobile Application for “GEICO Mobile” which also was recognized as Best Insurance Mobile Application.

TMP Worldwide was named Top Interactive Agency for the 2021 MobileWebAwards competition.

Judging for the 2022 MobileWebAwards will take place in October and winners are expected to be announced in late December.  Judges will consist of a select group of Internet professionals who have direct experience designing and managing mobile Websites, 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 WebAward judges have included top executives from leading organizations such as A&E Television Networks, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Comedy Central, Disney, Euro RSCG, Ford Motor Company, Ion Global, IBM, J. Walter Thompson, John Deere Company, New York Post Interactive, Organic, Inc., Refinery, R/GA, Saatchi & Saatchi, SAP, SapientRazorfish, Sun Microsystems, Warner Bros. Online, Xerox and Website Magazine.

The 2022 MobileWebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: PR.com, iContact, eTail Conferences, and WMR.FM. The Web Marketing Association thanks these companies for their commitment to the entire online marketing community.

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Web Professionals Needed To Judge 26th annual WebAward Competition

Excellence deserves recognition and the Web Marketing Association is looking for experienced Internet professionals who can help judge the Websites that are entered into its 26th 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 2022 WebAward Competition for Website development is currently accepting entries until May 31, 2022. 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”.

About the WebAwards

The 26th annual international WebAwards competition sets the standard of excellence in 88 industry categories by evaluating Web sites and defining benchmarks based on the seven essential criteria of successful Web site development.  The goal of the Web Marketing Association, sponsor of the WebAwards, is to provide a forum to recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing some of the most effective Web sites on the Internet today.  Entrants benefit from a Web site assessment by a professional judging panel and the marketing opportunities presented to an award-winning Web site.  For more information or to enter a site into the 2022 WebAwards, visit www.WebAward.org.

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Web Marketing Association to Offer NFTs to WebAward Winners

Web Marketing Association announces that winners of the 2022 WebAward Competition for Website Development will be eligible to receive a Non-Fungible Token (NFT) of their award. It is believed that the WebAward’s are the first marketing award program to offer NFTs to award winners.

“As Web3 continues to evolve, web Marketing Association thought it would be important to recognize this evolution by offering an NFT to our winners”, said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. “We are developing a process so that participants in an award winning website can demonstrate their success to the world.”

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) are digital assets traded over the internet that represents real-world objects, in this case recognition for outstanding website development. NFTs are popular today because they offer a unique marketplace to collect digital assets.

In the past, WebAward winners received a beautiful statue to recognize their winning website. Representing sculptural art with our iconic W in a flame motif, our trophy is a symbol of achievement for our industry. The WebAward Best of Industry Statue stands an impressive 10″ tall and 6.5″ wide and will stand out in anyone’s trophy case.

They also received a listing on our coveted website at www.WebAward.org. This Winner’s Page features a screenshot from the “award-winning website” and can also lists the contributing individuals to the project. This page helps in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and link building credibility from our highly rated site.

WebAward Winners will continue to receive these benefits as well as receiving the new NFTs that can be used by participants to demonstrate their “award-winning” capabilities.

The WebAwards are the standards-defining competition that sets industry benchmarks based on the seven criteria of a successful Web site.  This esteemed award program recognizes the individual and team achievements of Web professionals in 90 industries all over the world who create and maintain outstanding Web sites.  The deadline for entry for the 2022 WebAwards is May 31, 2022.  A complete list of past winners and this year’s entry form can be found at www.webaward.org.

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2022 WebAward Category Changes

Web Marketing Association announces category changes for 2022 to WebAward Competition for Website Development:

In an effort to recognize Web3, categories for Blockchain and Crypto Currency have been added.

In addition, The new category SAAS will take the place of Application Service Provider.

Online Community will replace Social Network

Recreation will replace Toy & Hobby

The following categories are being discontinued due to lack of competitive entries participating:

Broadcasting

Diversified Business

Email

Game Site

Internet Service Provider

Investor Relations

Movie

Newspaper

Portal

TV

These changes are already reflected on the 2022 WebAward entry form.

Click here to see a complete list of 2022 WebAward Industry Categories.

The WebAwards are the standards-defining competition that sets benchmarks for 88 industries based on the seven criteria of a successful web site. The deadline for websites to be entered at https://www.WebAward.org to be judged is May 31, 2022.

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Web Marketing Association to Name Best Education Websites of 2022

The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best education Websites in the world as part of their 26th annual international WebAward Competition for Web site developmentat www.webaward.org. The WebAwards is the standards-defining competition that sets benchmarks for 96 industries, including education, schools and university websites, based on the seven criteria of a successful web site. The deadline for education websites to enter to be judged is May 31, 2022.

“The education industry is very competitive when it comes to Web development and need to be because of the expectations of their young consumers,” said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. “Education web sites tend target youth and their parents. Students today have grown up with the Internet and expect a lot to be impressed from an educational institution.”

Education Websites are judged on seven criteria including design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copy writing and ease of use. Each WebAward entry in the Education category is judged against other education entries and then against an overall standard of excellence.

All education entrants benefit from receiving valuable feedback in terms of their specific criteria scores compared against the average scores for their industry. They also may receive specific comments from the WebAward’s professional judging panel on their Web site development efforts.

Winners of a WebAward in the education categories will also receive:

  • Handsome statue or certificate of achievement
  • Increased visibility for their company
  • Marketing opportunity to promote the company website to the media
  • Links to your site from the highly ranked WebAward site to help SEO
  • A highlight for your resume.
  • Admiration of peers, friends and co-workers

Each year, the Web Marketing Association names the Best of Industry for the various education categories based on the score they receive from the WebAward judges.

 
Recent winners of the Best Education Web Site include:

2021 – Forum One for I’M DETERMINED

2020 – Backpack Interactive for PASSPORT 2 MARS

2019 – Blackbaud K–12 for The Shipley School

2018 – BrandExtract for City of Houston – Out 2 Learn

2017 – eSchoolView for Chagrin Falls School District

2016 – MasterClass for MasterClass Website

2015 – C&G Partners LLC for Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation

2014 – Risdall Advertising Agency for Minneapolis School Finder

2013 – RED Interactive Agency for Walking with Dinosaurs

2012 – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for Cure4Kids for Kids

2011 – Florida Institute of Technology for Florida Tech Decision Dashboard

2010 – Risdall Marketing Group for Mounds View Public Schools

2009 – American University for American University Web Site

2008 – TribalDDB for START A CHAIN REACTION

2007 – Creative Channel Services, LLC for Virgin Mobile – Train on Your Terms

2006 – National Geographic for Discover Antarctica

2005 – Disney Online for Hot Shot Business

2004 – General Motors for GMability Education

2003 – Disney Online for Hot Shot Business

2002 – Freddie Mac for Your Route to Homeownership

Recent winners of the Best Schools Web Site include:

2021 – mStoner, Inc. for INTERLOCHEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS WEBSITE REDESIGN

2020 – Finalsite for GREATER ATLANTA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

2019 – theOrigo Ltd. & Vocational Training Council for VTC Occupation Dictionary Website

2018 – Colburn School and mStoner, Inc. for Colburn School Website Redesign

2017 – Finalsite for Brooks School

2016 – Blackboard Creative Services for Durham Public Schools

2015 – Blackboard Schoolwires Design Team for Barrington 220 Community Unit School District

2014 – Bradley Chee Web Design for Granite Bay High School Website

2013 – Brightlabs for Mentone Girls’ Grammar School

2012 – Bluetube Interactive for UGA Performing Arts Center

2011 – WhippleHill Communications for Glenelg Country School

2010 – Designkitchen for Wheaton College 150th Anniversary Web Site

2009 – WhippleHill Communications for Latin School of Chicago

2008 – WhippleHill Communications for Vail Mountain School

2007 – Tellus for Bethany School

2006 – WhippleHill Communications for St. George’s School

2005 – Tellus for West Clermont School District

2004 – eSiteful Corporation for Plano Independent School District

Recent winners of the Best University Web Site include:

2021 – mStoner, Inc. for MARYMOUNT MANHATTAN COLLEGE WEBSITE REDESIGN

2020 – mStoner, Inc. for UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH AT BRADFORD WEBSITE REDESIGN

2019 – Primacy for Suffolk University Website

2018 – Knowble Media for Illinois College

2017 – The Culinary Institute of America for ciachef.edu

2016 – IN.gov for Ivy Tech Community College

2015 – Westwerk for FOCUS.BoiseState.edu

2014 – Systems Alliance, Inc. for Stevenson University

2013 – Behavior Design for The Cooper Union Website Redesign

2012 – University Marketing and Communications for 30 Days of EnTERPreneurship

2011 – Denison University & Fahlgren Mortine for TheDEN

2010 – Corey McPherson Nash for University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business

2009 – BrowserMedia for University of Maryland Women’s Basketball

2008 – Market United for Murdoch University Switching

2007 – The Art Institute of Pittsburgh for The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

2006 – Xavier University for The Road to Xavier

2005 – Geary Interactive for Sand Diego State University Timeline

Educational Websites can be entered into consideration for the 2022 Best Educational Website and other education-related WebAwards at the WebAward Website.

The 2022 WebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: PR.com, iContact, and Webmaster Radio. The Web Marketing Association thanks these companies for their commitment to the entire online marketing community.

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Winners of the 2022 Internet Advertising Competition Awards Announced

The Web Marketing Association announces the winners of its 20th annual Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards, to honor excellence in online advertising and to recognize the individuals and organizations responsible for the best in Internet marketing. The IAC Awards are the first and only industry-based advertising award competition dedicated exclusively to online advertising. The Competition web site with a complete list of winners is located at www.IACAward.org

“At a time where everyone could use some good news, the winners of the 20th annual Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards represent the best in online advertising in 86 industries and 10 advertising formats,” said William Rice, president of the Web Marketing Association, Inc.  “The Web Marketing Association is pleased to help set the standard for Internet excellence with the IAC Awards by highlight the best in online advertising by medium and industry.”

Best of Show Winners

These Best of Show winners represent the pinnacle of achievement across all industries.  The Web Marketing Association is pleased to help set the standard for Internet excellence with the IAC Awards by highlight the best in online advertising by medium and industry.

Here are this year’s Best of Show winners:

VSC for Bedrock Ocean Exploration Teaser, winner of Best of Show Online Video

McKinney for #UnlockPretzelCrust, winner of Best of Show Integrated Ad Campaign

McKinney for #UnlockPretzelCrust, winner of Best of Show Social Media Campaign

INNOCEAN USA for 2022 Hyundai TUCSON Question Everything Launch, winner of Best of Show Online Video Campaign

Patients & Purpose for Eugene’s Big Book of CF Words, winner of Best of Show Interactive Application

University of Guam for University of Guam Big G Weekly Newsletter, winner of Best of Show Online Newsletter Campaign

University of Guam for University of Guam Student Recruitment Campaign Fall 2021, winner of Best of Show Email Message

GEICO for GEICO Mobile, winner of Best of Show Mobile Application


tbk for Driving New Revenue Despite a Global Pandemic, winner of Best of Show Online Campaign

Norwegian Cruise Line for Norwegian Prima Website winner of Best of Show Website

Data Axle for Defy Logic Email winner of Best of Show Email Message Campaign

true[X] for 76 Presents: Jean and Gene’s Awesome Adventure Road Trip winner of Best of Show Online Ad

Top Agency Winners

The Web Marketing Association recognizes the agency that demonstrates consistent excellence in online advertising development by winning more IAC Awards than any of their peers in a single competition. Each entrant was awarded points based on the level of award for each award received. The agency with the most points is awarded the Top Agency Award.

true[x] is recognized with the 2022 Top Agency Award for the second year in a row, winning 13 IAC Awards, including a Best of Show award, 12 Best of industry awards and a total of 112 quality points towards the Top Agency Award.  True[x] is a technology company building the next generation of advertising products and experiences for premium video.

Three additional organizations were recognized as Outstanding Advertising Developers in the 2022 IAC Awards for winning 6 or more awards. They are:

AGENCY (number of awards)

INNOCEAN USA (9)

McKinney (8)

University of Guam (6)                          

The IAC Awards web site with a complete list of winners is located at www.IACAward.org

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Web Marketing Association to Name Best Non-Profit Websites of 2022

The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best non-profit and advocacy Websites in the world as part of their 26th annual international WebAward Competition for Web site developmentat www.webaward.org. The WebAwards is the standards-defining competition that sets benchmarks for 96 industries, including advocacy, arts and non-profit websites, based on the seven criteria of a successful web site. The deadline for public interest websites to enter is May 31, 2022.


“Advocacy and non-profit websites are very competitive when it comes to Web development and organizations can benefit from the independent evaluation of their online efforts,” said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association.  “Advocacy sites tend to be very good a pulling at the heart strings to sway visitors to their particular point of view. Strong writing and good use of images make many of these sites successful. Sites entered into the non-profit category also benefit from a reduced entry fee which is our way of recognizing the budget constraints at many of these organizations. ”

There is also a reduced entry fee for sites entering the Non-profit industry category.

Web sites are judged on seven criteria including design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copy writing and ease of use. Each WebAward entry is judged against other entries in its industry category and then against an overall standard of excellence.

All entrants benefit from receiving valuable feedback in terms of their specific scores compared against the average scores for their industry. They also may receive specific comments from the WebAward’s professional judging panel on their Web site development efforts.

Winners of a WebAward in the public interest categories will also receive:

  • Handsome statue or certificate of achievement
  • Increased visibility for their company
  • Marketing opportunity to promote the company website to the media
  • Links to your site from the highly ranked WebAward site to help SEO
  • Admiration of peers, friends and co-workers


Each year the Web Marketing Association names the Best Advocacy Website based on the scores submitted by the competition judges.

Recent winners of the Best Advocacy Web site include:

2021 – Hearing First and Fivestone for STARTS HEAR WEBSITE POWERED BY HEARING FIRST

2020 – Emakina Group for UNSMOKEYOURWORLD.COM

2019 – RMA for Support Starts With You

2018 – National Parks Conservation Association for My Park Story

2017 – Nebo for PAWS Atlanta Redesign

2016 – Aten Design Group for Human Rights Watch

2015 – Extractable for Energy Upgrade California

2014 – Havas Worldwide Prague for 3 minutes are enough

2013 – Nebo for Eames House 250

2012 – Biggs|Gilmore for Kellogg’s Share Your Breakfast

2011 – IQ for American Cancer Society

2010 – Forum One Communications for County Sin Rankings

2009 – Clarity Coverdale Fury for We All Pay the Price for Tobacco

2008 – Clarity Coverdale for Fury Are You Ok With That?

2007 – Ignite Health for Banner Moments

2006 – Ignite Health for Live with it

2005 – Tribal DDB for Exhale

2004 – Change for Register and Vote 2004

2003 – International Fund for Animal Welfare for Protecting Animals and Their Environments

2002 – The Cato Institute for The Cato Institute


Recent winners of the Best Non-Profit Web site include:


2021 – JBi Digital for THE CHILDHOOD TRUST

2020 – American Lung Assocation + Rise Interactive for BUILDING A HEALTHIER WORLD WITH AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION

2019 – Narwhal Digital for Georgia Aquarium

2018 – Sanky Communications for AWF Fall Campaign

2017 – Sanky Inc for City Meals on Wheels

2016 – Perficient Digital for The Henry Ford

2015 – Coyne PR | The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation for

The Big Idea: Epidural Stimulation Research for SCI

2014 – dZi Foundation for Endless Ascent Website

2013 – Vector Media Group for Associated Press: 2012 Digital Annual Report

2012 – Mineral for Casa Pacifica Website

2011 – agency for National Cherry Blossom Festival

2010 – I-SITE for Anacostia Watershed Society

2009 – Arnold Worldwide for Tough Love 2 Game – Cupid’s Revenge

2008 – Reading Is Fundamental for Leading to Reading

2007 – Arnold Worldwide for Singing Cowpoke

2006 – Bridge Worldwide for VH1 Save The Music/P&G brandSAVER

2005 – IconNicholson for Project Rebirth Web Site

2004 – I.T. UNITED Corporation for WWF Children of the Earth

2003 – I-SITE and AWARE Foundation for Teen Health Talk

2002 – Interactive Knowledge for Corridos Sin Fronteras

Non-Profit and Advocacy Websites can be entered into consideration for the 2022 Best Advocacy Website WebAward and the Best Non-Profit Website WebAward at the WebAward Website.

The 2022 WebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: PR.com, iContact, and Webmaster Radio. The Web Marketing Association thanks these companies for their commitment to the entire online marketing community.