Calling All Entries for the WebAwards

Allison Howen
by Allison Howen 10 May, 2012

Do you think yours is the best site on the Web? Prove it by entering the Web Marketing Association's 16th annual international WebAward competition.

The WebAwards recognize individual and team achievements of Web professionals who create and maintain successful sites. Participants' websites are rated with a numeric score, based on seven criteria including design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copy writing and ease of use. Each entry is judged against other entries within the same industry category, as well as against an overall standard of excellence. Participants also receive a website evaluation and valuable feedback from the WebAwards' professional judging panel.

The deadline to submit your website into the competition is May 31.

This year's top awards include a "Best of Industry" award that will be given to one website within each of the 96 industry categories; a "Best of Show" award that will be given to one site that represents overall outstanding Web development, and a "Top Interactive Agency" award that will be presented to the interactive agency that wins the most awards during the competition. And starting this year, every agency and corporation that wins 10 or more WebAwards will also receive an "Outstanding Interactive Developer" trophy. 

The 2012 WebAward judging begins in June and runs through August, with the winners being announced in September. The judging panel is made up of Internet professionals who have direct experience designing and managing websites as well as posses an understanding of current website development and technology, this will include members of the media, interactive creative directors, site designers, content providers and webmasters. Website Magazine is on the list of the competition's past judges, which also includes top executives from organizations like, Yahoo! and IBM.