2021 Website of the Year

Recognizing excellence and innovation

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. Finalists will be required to provide a Marketing Consent Form signed by the website owner.

Nominations will be accepted by February 15, 2021.

Selecting the Winners

By tradition, winners will be selected in two phases. First, an internal Progress jury will shortlist the three best websites per contest category as contest finalists.

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?

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


  1. Collecting Nominations

    December 15 - February 15

  2. Shortlisting Finalists

    February 16 - April 6

  3. Public voting

    April 7 - April 20

  4. Counting the Ballots

    April 21 - May 24

  5. Winners Announced

    May 25


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 via personalization or optimization capabilities.

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 and achieve measurable results.


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.


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Entry requirements

The contest is open for all Sitefinity websites launched, or significantly enhanced, in 2020 and running on a recent Sitefinity version – 12.x or 13.x.

Participants are encouraged to submit a signed Marketing Consent Form with their nomination. The Marketing Consent Form must be signed by the owner of the submitted project and its purpose is to grant Progress rights to display details about the nominated project on in connection with the Website of the Year Awards contest. The Marketing Consent Form also arranges the participation of the nominated company in additional marketing activities such as joint success stories and press releases. Nominees without Marketing Consent Forms will be approached by Progress separately should they be selected as finalists.

Nominations will be accepted by February 15, 2021.

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Previous Winners

Transportation & Logistics

Dublin Airport

Features integrations to various systems, including multichannel engagement & experience platform Xtremepush, Barclay’s online payments, flight feeds and car parking APIs. Mobile traffic and usage have increased by double digits, YoY. In January 2020, Dublin Airport website was named in the top 3 most secure international airports, by ImmuniWeb.

Implemented by Arekibo

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Travel & Tourism

Best Western

Re-developed in MVC, the Best Western website enjoys a dramatically improved speed. The site is load-balanced and takes advantage of the Sitefinity personalization and multichannel management functionality. It integrates with international booking systems DC, as well as image repositories and CDNs.

Implemented by Spinbox

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Murdoch University - This Is Free Thinking

This microsite is an extension of the official Murdoch University website, also powered by Sitefinity. It uses various interactive widgets to dynamically display the presentation layer of the site, while achieving a completely headless approach to content. The site integrates with Salesforce CRM.

Implemented by Isobar Australia and Diviv Group

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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 Insight. 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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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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Website of the Year