The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best family Websites in the world as part of their 18th annual international WebAward Competition for Web site developmentat the WebAward Web site. The WebAwards is the standards-defining competition that sets benchmarks for 96 industries, including family web sites, based on the seven criteria of a successful Web site. The deadline for advertising web sites to enter to be judged is May 30, 2014.
“Family websites are more than just online babysitters for kids,” said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. “A family web site should provide both education and entertainment that is appropriate for all members of the family. Having that aspect of a family website reviewed is just one benefit of participating in the annual WebAward program”.
Web sites are judged on seven criteria including design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copy writing and ease of use. Each WebAward entry in the advertising category is judged against other advertising entries in its industry category and then against an overall standard of excellence.
Here are the past Best Family Website winners:
2013 - Northwest Media, Inc. for FosterParentCollege.com
2012 - Family Days Out Ltd for Familydaysout.com
2011 - Modus Associates & Sittercity, Inc.for Sittercity.com Product Transformation
2010 - Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism for www.ArkansasKids.com
2009 - Cozi for Cozi
2008 - JETSET STUDIOS for Bee Movie Official Movie Website
2007 - Six Flags for SixFlags.com
2006 - Familycookbookproject.com for The Great Family Cookbook Project
2005 - Family Cookbook Project for FamilyCookbookProject.com
2004 - Zipatoni for Bring Elsie Home
2003 - BabyCenter.com for BabyCenter
All advertising 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 advertising and marketing 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
The 2014 WebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: Burst Media, EContent Magazine, ExactTarget, ad:tech conferences, Webmaster Radio, and Website Magazine. The Web Marketing Association thanks these companies for their commitment to the entire online marketing community.
About the WebAwards
The Web Marketing Association was founded in 1997 to help define the standard of excellence for online marketing. Our internationally known award programs, such as WebAward Competition for Website Development, Internet Advertising Competition and the MobileWebAwards, recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing the most effective online marketing programs on the Internet today. Entrants benefit from assessment of their marketing efforts by a professional judging panel and the marketing opportunities presented by being recognized as an award-winning web developer.