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WebAward Competition Is First Award Program To Provide NFTs For Winners

Web Marketing Association is releasing a collection of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) to commemorate achievement of winning recognition in the annual WebAward program. The WebAwards are the first  award program to offer NFTs to it’s winners. The NFTs are available beginning September 30, 2022 at https://opensea.io/collection/webawards.

“As Web3 continues to advance, The Web Marketing Association thought it would be important to recognize this evolution by offering NFTs to commemorate the achievement of winning a WebAward”, said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. “Winning a WebAward is a great way to be recognized for all the hard work that goes into an “award-winning” website. Now winner’s achievement will also live on the blockchain”.

Web Marketing Association has minted 10 NFTs for each winning entry. One of these NFTs was made available free of charge to the winners who submit a valid Ethereum NFT wallet address. The other NFTs will be available for sale on OpenSea.io and Coinbase.com for .015 ETH (about $20USD) beginning on September 30th.

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 way to collect digital assets.

NFTs were created for all of the 26th annual WebAward winners. In addition, the top awards offered each year – Best of Show, Top Agency and Outstanding Website Developer – since 2010 had NFTs minted for their achievement as well.

Current WebAward NFTs available include:

  • Best of Industry – 2022
  • Outstanding Website – 2022
  • Standard of Excellence – 2022
  • Best of Show – 2010-2022
  • Top Agency – 2010-2022
  • Outstanding Website Developer – 2010-2022

“NFTs are an exciting part of the evolution of the Internet and allow individual contributors to have a digital reminder of the achievement of their “award-winning” hard work,” said Rice. “Overtime, we hope these NFTs will appreciate in value and reward those who get in early. We expect other award program to copy our lead and offer NFTs to their winner in the future.”

WebAward Winners will continue to receive a beautiful statue with our iconic W in a flame motif to recognize their achievement. They also receive a listing on our coveted website at www.WebAward.org which features a screenshot and link to their site along with a listing of those individuals who contributed to the award-winning website. This page helps in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and link building credibility from our highly rated site.

About the WebAward Competition

The WebAwards are the standards-defining competition that sets industry benchmarks based on the seven criteria of a successful Web site.  Now in its 26th year, this esteemed award program recognizes the individual and team achievements of Web professionals in 86 industries all over the world who create and maintain outstanding Websites.  A complete list of past winners can be found at www.webaward.org.

About the Web Marketing Association

The Web Marketing Association is working to create a high standard of excellence for Website 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 26th year, the WebAward Competition is the premier award event for Web developers and marketers worldwide.

 

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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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WebAwards Name Best Websites of 2022 Named in 86 Industries

The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the winners of its 26th annual WebAward Competition for website development. Entries from around the world were adjudicated in 86 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 development 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 2022 Best of Show WebAward is presented to the Australia-based Hughes PR for their outstanding work on Madderns Website.  The site was also recognized as Best Professional Services Website.  Madderns is a leading, privately-owned Patent and Trademark Attorney firm that protects the intellectual property assets of innovative businesses, organizations and individuals. The ultimate purpose of the website was to act as a concise point of information and to provide an impression of the firm and reflect its dynamic, modern and sophisticated brand.

Top Agency

Australia-based welcome. was named Top Agency at the 2022 WebAward Competition, taking home 10 WebAwards and earning 38 quality point this year. The Top Agency Award is given to recognize the consistently outstanding development going on at interactive firms.  welcome was recognized in the 2022 WebAwards for Best Architecture Website and Best Real Estate Website, Best Retail Website, Best Energy Website as well as four Outstanding Website WebAwards and two Standard of Excellence WebAwards. Welcome. crafts brands, digital experiences, products and marketing strategies that grow brands and businesses.

Eight agencies or companies were also recognized as Outstanding Website Developer for winning six or more WebAwards in 2022. They include:

AGENCY (Number of Awards)

Vital Design 12

WSI 10

Thomson Reuters – FindLaw 8

Miles Partnership – 8

Radancy 7

Forum One 7

UP Hotel Agency 7

Risdall Marketing Group 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 2022 WebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: PR.com, WMR.FM eTail Conferences, and iContact.

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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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There is now only one week left to enter the Web Marketing Association’s 25th annual WebAward Competition, recognizing the individual and team achievements of Web professionals all over the world who create and maintain outstanding Web sites. The Competition Web site is located at www.WebAward.org and the deadline for entry is Friday, May 28, 2021 at Midnight EST.

The WebAward judging process has been tested for more than two decades and all participants receive feedback from the judges in terms of benchmarked scores and sometimes comments that can provide additional insights into future development. Winning an award can benefit new business pitches, staff morale, budget justification and personal career advancement. This award means business – more business for you.
Get recognized by entering today at www.WebAward.org.
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Judges Needed for 25th annual WebAward Competition

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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 25th 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 2021 WebAward Competition for Website development is currently accepting entries until May 28, 2021. 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”.

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2020 WebAward Competition Winners Announced

The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the winners of its 24th annual WebAward Competition for website development. Entries from 42 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 development 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 2020 Best of Show WebAward is presented to Sapient Corporation d/b/a Razorfish for their outstanding work on Mercedes-AMG.  The site was also recognized as Best Automotive Website.  Mercedes-AMG is the performance wing of Mercedes-Benz. With a complete redesign, Publicis Sapient reinvigorated the brand with a focus on widening the audience while rewarding the hardcore fans. This more dynamic, immersive experience drove a increase in time spent on the page and had more users choosing to explore a vehicle and re-established the brand as a leader in automotive performance.

Top Agency

For the second year in a row, WSI was named Top Agency at the 2020 WebAward Competition, taking home 11 WebAwards and earning 33 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 2020 WebAwards for Best Home Building Website and Best Political Website, six Outstanding Website WebAwards and three 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.

10 agencies or companies were also recognized as Outstanding Website Developer for winning six or more WebAwards in 2020. They include: FirmStudio Ltd (11 wins), Miles Partnership (10), Thomson Reuters – FindLaw (10), Forum One (10), Nebo (9), Vital (8), UP Hotel Internet Marketing (7), Postali, LLC (7), eSolutions Group (6) and 90 Degree Design (6).

Best of Industry Winners

The following companies were recognized with the top prize within their industry category:

Independent Creative Agency for &UGO – Best Advertising Website
Emakina Group for UnsmokeYourWorld.com – Best Advocacy Website
Websolute S.p.A. for Atlas Concorde – New digital ecosystem – Best Architecture Website
Midland Center for the Arts for Site redesign aimed at broadening patron connections successfully engages visitors via optimized navigation, mobile experience, and commerce integration. – Best Arts Website
Jake Group for Entertainment Software Association – Best Associations Website
Vital for PLT Health – Best B2B Website
Jack Henry & Associates / Banno Group for Think Bank – Best Bank Website
LEAP Amp for Lunazul Tequila – Best Beverage Website
22 Fillmore for Ikena Oncology Corporate Website – Best Biotechnology Website
Carnegie Museum of Natural History for Carnegie Museum of Natural History – Best Blog Website, Best Family Website
TopSpot Internet Marketing for Steel Warehouse Website – Best Catalog Website
Lenovo for Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold – Best Computer: Hardware Website, Best Marketing Website, Best Technology Website
Hypergiant Industries for Hypergiant Industries – Best Computer: Software Website
90 Degree Design for Equestrian Excellence with Buckley Fence – Best Construction Website
90 Degree Design for Bold and Fearless HR Consulting – Best Consulting Website
FirmStudio HK Web Design & Creative Digital Agency for Emphasis Jewellery Brand Website & Membership Portal – Best Consumer Goods Website
Family Cookbook Project for RecipeCardCookbook.com – Best Cooking and Recipe Website
ZAG Interactive for Andrews Federal Credit Union – Best Credit Union Website
Logitech for Start A Following – Best Design Website
Team SI / MHP for Uplift Arkansas – Best Directory or Search Engine Website
Ideas On Purpose for Raytheon Technologies Corporate Site – Best Diversified Business Website
Backpack Interactive for Passport 2 Mars – Best Education Website
Synopsys Corporate Marketing for Smart Everything Digital Experience – Best Electronics Website
BAYADA Home Health Care for BAYADA Home Health Care Careers Website – Best Employment Website
BrandExtract for Marathon Petroleum Corporation Website – Best Energy Website
NBCUniversal – E! Entertainment for Project-X: The new and completely responsive E! Online – Best Entertainment Website
Kawartha Conservation for kawarthaconservation.com – Best Environmental Website
Vital for Obstacle Course Racing World Championships – Best Events Website
Hong Kong Trade Development Council for HKTDC Product Magazines minisite – Best E-Zine Website
Westmont College for Westmont College Website – Best Faith-based Website
Cuker for Alp N Rock – Taking Apres-ski Fashion to New Heights – Best Fashion or Beauty Website
Mastercard for Mastercard.com Website Design – Best Financial Services Website
Abby Ryan Design for L.A. Creamery – Best Food Industry Website
Alexander & Tom, Inc. for Fort McHenry Virtual Tour – Best General Interest Website
Websparks Pte Ltd for Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) – Best Government Website
Forum One for County Health Rankings – Best Health Care Website
Capital Caring Health Marketing & Communications for Capital Caring Health Corporate Website – Best Healthcare Provider Website
WSI for Van Beek’s Landscaping Supply – Best Home Building Website
UP Hotel Internet Marketing for Maison Panth̬re РBest Hotel and Lodging Website
TrustedChoice.com for TrustedChoice.com 2020 Web Awards Entry – Best Insurance Website
Overdrive Interactive for Goltens Website Redesign – Best International Business Website
Acenda for ACE: Acenda Communications for Employees – Best Intranet Website
Cloud Construct for RA Capital – Best Investment Website
Zola Media for Surprenant & Beneski – Best Legal Website
TURNNT and Patients & Purpose for TURNNT: The Turning Point for Trans Health – Best LGBTQ Website
Hong Kong Trade Development Council for HKTDC  Enterprise Yearbook minisite – Best Magazine Website
Rightpoint for Knauf Insulation North America – Best Manufacturing Website
Progressive Productions for PROGRESSIVEPRODUCTIONS.EU – Best Media Website
Vital for AgaMatrix – Best Medical Equipment Website (tie)
Restorative Therapies, Inc. for Restorative Therapies Website Redesign – Best Medical Equipment Website (tie)
LivaNova for LivaNova – Best Medical Website
Realogy for Realogy Military Rewards Program – Best Military Website
 for Martin UAV – Best Mobile Website
theOrigo Ltd. & HK Phil for Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra – Best Music Website
Mairs & Power / SunStar Strategic for Mairs & Power Website – Best Mutual Fund Website
Vital for Zone Coverage – Best News Website
American Lung Assocation + Rise Interactive for Building a Healthier World with American Lung Association – Best Non-Profit Website
Sapient Corporation d/b/a Razorfish for Mercedes-AMG – Best of Show, Best Automobile Website
Vital for VIP Tires & Service – Best Other Website
Eisai Inc. for Ella the Jellyfish – Best Pharmaceuticals Website
WSI for Doris Gentry – Best Political Website
Prophet for Growth & Transformation Consultants – Best Professional Services Website
PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Persero), Tbk. for PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia Corporate Website 2020 – Best Public Relations Website
The Family Cookbook Project for Familycookbookproject.com – Best Publishing Website
NGradio – WebTV for NGradio.gr – Best Radio Website
Proverb for The Kelvin – Best Real Estate Website
90 Degree Design for Stunning Website and Views at Rooftop – Best Restaurant Website
G6 Business Technology Solutions for Borden Institute – Best Retail Website
Finalsite for Greater Atlanta Christian School – Best School Website
Weave Digital Studio for Our Land and Water – Best Science Website
Nebo for Pet P.L.A.Y. Site Re-Design – Best Shopping Website
LEAP  Spark for Kern’s Kitchen – Best Small Business Website
Madsack OnlineService for Fightholics – Best Sports Website
Primary Wave Media for RingBoost Custom Phone Numbers – Best Telecommunication Website
Hong Kong Trade Development Council for HKTDC Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair  (Online) – Best Toy & Hobby Website
RPM for RPMmoves.com – Best Transportation Website
4 Roads for Natural World Safaris – Best Travel Website
mStoner, Inc. for University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Website Redesign – Best University Website

 

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 2020 WebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: PR.com, Webmaster Radio and iContact.

 

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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”.

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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.

 

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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.