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Achieve Global Recognition: Web Marketing Association Announces 28th WebAwards Call for Entries

Boston, MA, March 05, 2024 –The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the call for entries for its 28th annual international WebAward competition. 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 from all over the world who create and maintain outstanding Web sites. The deadline for entry for the 2024 WebAwards is May 31, 2024. A complete list of past winners and this year’s entry form can be found at www.webaward.org.

“The digital landscape is ever-changing, pushing the envelope with new technologies to better engage online audiences,” remarked William Rice, president of the Web Marketing Association. “True excellence in web development deserves to be celebrated. The WebAwards meticulously assess every facet of a site’s design and functionality, transcending mere aesthetics. Our panel of experts provides a holistic review, honoring those that excel within their respective fields. More than just accolades, the WebAwards aim to acknowledge the hard work behind the web’s most impactful sites and offer constructive critiques, comparing entrants against industry benchmarks and peer achievements.”

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.

WebAward Winners

Winning a WebAward is an outstanding marketing opportunity for both the “Award-Winning Website” and the company and developers who brought the site to life. Winning Websites are honored with a dedicated Winner’s Page on our highly-ranked competition website providing significant SEO benefits, as well as recognizing the teams and individuals responsible for remarkable web development.

Winners of the 2024 WebAward Competition will also receive a commemorative NFT to recognize their success. The Web Marketing Association WebAward Competition is the first award program to provide its winners a limited-edition Ethereum-based Non-Fungible Token (NFT) hosted on the OpenSea Platform to commemorate their award-winning website achievement. See the entire WebAward NFT Collection at https://opensea.io/collection/webawards.

Physical award statues, trophies, plaques and certificates will also be available to winners at the conclusion of the competition.

Top Awards

This year’s top awards will include:

A “Best of Industry” WebAward will be given in each of the 90 industry categories, including education, financial services, healthcare, small business, travel, advertising, transportation and government.

The competition’s highest honor, the 2024 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 presented EPAM Systems, Inc. for their outstanding work on the Aston Martin Website.

The Web Marketing Association will also recognize the interactive agency winning the most awards in the competition with the “Top Interactive Agency” WebAward. For the second year in a row, Australia-based welcome. was named Top Agency at the 2023 WebAward Competition, taking home 10 WebAwards and earning 37 quality points. 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 2024.

Each year, many agencies and some corporations win multiple awards and deserve additional recognition. This year, they will recognize each organization that wins 6 or more WebAwards with an Outstanding Interactive Developer trophy. In 2023, there were 8 agencies/companies recognized with this prestigious award: WSI, Forum One, Miles Partnership, UP Hotel Agency, EPAM Systems, Inc., Thomson Reuters – FindLaw, Radancy, Jack Henry, Nebo, and CIPR Communications.

Judging for the 28th annual 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 Adobe, Universal McCann, SapientNitro, Brunner, Bridge Worldwide, Disney, Euro RSCG, Boeing, Huge, Bank of Montreal, IBM, VML, Facebook, J. Walter Thompson, Gartner, Possible Worldwide, YUM!, Cuker Interactive, PayPal, Razorfish, Munich Re, Refinery, Ernst & Young, Magellan Health Service, Microsoft, New York Times, R/GA, Family Cookbook Project, Saatchi & Saatchi, SAP, Starwood Hotel, and Welcome.

The 2024 WebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: iContact, PR.com 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, Facebook, Instagram, & X (formally Twitter). Like and follow for news and award updates.

To enter the 28th annual WebAward Competition for Website Development, please visit our website and create a nominator account.

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