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 Publishing Website winners:
2014 – SapientNitro for Activision.com Relaunch
2013 - The Family Cookbook Project for Familycookbookproject.com
2012 - Oxford University Press for BBC College of Journalism
2011 - The Family Cookbook Project for Familycookbookproject.com
2010 - Creativity-online.com for Creativity-Online
2009 - About.com for About.com
2008 - My1Stop.com for My1Stop.com
2007 - Entrepreneur.com for Entrepreneur Media Inc.
2006 - Arcadia Publishing for Arcadia Publishing
2005 - Kel Geddes Management Ltd for The Official Anne Geddes Website
2004 - Mediapulse for New Homes Guide Website
2003 - Association of American Colleges and Universities for AAC&U Web Site
All publishing 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.
Publishing Websites wishing to be considered for the Best Publishing Website can submit their website for consideration at WebAward.org.
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 2015 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.