Sitefinity Website of the Year Awards

2020 Website of the Year

Recognizing excellence and innovation

We're currently reviewing this year's submissions. 
Finalists will be announced on April 14th. Stay tuned!

About the Awards

Since its inception in 2011, the Website of the Year Awards recognize websites powered by Progress Sitefinity for their excellence in user experience and their innovation in applying Sitefinity features and capabilities.

Who Can Submit a Nomination?

The awards contest is open to the entire Sitefinity community. You can self-nominate your own project built with Progress Sitefinity or authorize your implementation partner to make a nomination on your behalf.

In both cases, we require that a Marketing Consent Form be signed by the website owner and submitted with the nomination.

Selecting the Winners

By tradition, winners will be selected in two phases. First, an internal Progress jury will shortlist the three best websites per category, for all preset categories.

After narrowing the field, voting will be opened to the community at large - via email and social media – to determine the winners in the respective categories.

What’s in It for Winners?

  • Extra exposure on
  • Opportunity for a joint success story with Progress
  • Engraved physical award & special digital badge
  • Industry recognition and awareness via a Progress press release and social media promotion


  1. Collecting Nominations

    February 1 - March 13

  2. Shortlisting Finalists

    March 13 - April 14

  3. Public voting

    April 14 - May 1

  4. Counting the Ballots

    May 1 - May 26

  5. Winners Announced

    May 26


Visual Design

Visual design refers to the appearance of the website. Good visual design is appealing to the human eye, appropriate, and successfully supports the messaging of the website.


Content refers to the information presented on the site and takes different forms - text, music, sound, animation, video. Good content should be engaging, relevant and appropriate for the audience.

Layout and Navigation

Layout and navigation is how a website is structured, how content is organized and prioritized within the site's framework and how you move through the site. Sites with good layout and navigation are consistent and intuitive.


Innovative use of technology on the site. Innovative functionality should push the envelope of what has been achieved in the past and enable the website to best serve the needs of visitors.


Complexity refers to the level of technical difficulty employed when building the project, usually represented by website customizations and integrations with 3rd party systems - with or without the use of the available Sitefinity connectors.


Significance refers to the role of the website and its function, also its prominence in the Internet community, recognitions, site linkages.

Previous Winners

Associations & Non-profit

World Health Organization

Features integrations to various systems, including other CMS systems, Duraspace document repository system, Power BI, AWS CloudFront. Utilizes Sitefinity DEC. Improved audience engagement, broader user base and higher ranking in search results.

Implemented by Siili Solutions

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Travel & Tourism

Crystal Cruises

Decreased dependency on IT. Increased speed at which marketing can execute digital campaigns. Integrated with Salesforce Community, Versonix Seaware, Mapbox, Live View Feeds from Ships at Sea, Crystal Cruise’s trip booking web application.

Implemented by

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Weaver Leather

Includes integration with SmarterCommerce, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne ERP, SnapEngage chat, Power Reviews, Pixlee, SLI Enterprise learning search, Hubspot. In multisite setup with four other brands under the Weaver family.

Implemented by Premier Group

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Automotive & Transportation

Aston Martin

A truly global site, reaching across 6 regions, 15 languages and 163 dealer websites, while offering a much-improved digital experience.

Implemented by POSSIBLE

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Aston Martin
Consumer Goods & Services


This site has made a major leap forward in usability and scalability, while enjoying seamless integrations with NASDAQ systems and TALEO.

Implemented by Emakina Group

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Tourism & Hospitality


Utilizing Sitefinity's marketing automation, the site realized a 30% increase in lead generation and 25% in bookings. The site's country rank pushed up to 4,875 and is now driving traffic of over 800K organic visitors.

Implemented by Idealake

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Murdoch University

Shortly after launch, the site saw a 32% increase in traffic from mobile devices, along with a 194% increase in traffic to “Study” page.

Implemented by Precedent

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Food & Beverages

Nestlé Brazil

The new site lived up to stakeholders’ expectations – it improved SEO and maintenance, while keeping Nestlé’s standards for quality, technology and security.

Implemented by F5

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Nestlé Brazil

Website of the Year