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2023
Website of the Year
Awards

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 28, 2023.

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. Public voting along with a panel of experts will determine the winners in the respective categories.

What’s in It for Winners?

  • Engraved physical award & special digital badge
  • Extra exposure on Progress.com
  • Opportunity for a joint success story with Progress
  • Ability to record a 1-2 minute video of your website and how you used Sitefinity – showcased on Progress.com and social Industry recognition and awareness via a Progress press release and social media promotion
  • Amplify your success even further with additional joint marketing opportunities

Timeline

  1. Collecting Nominations

    December 21 - February 28

  2. Shortlisting Finalists

    March

  3. Public voting

    April

  4. Counting the Ballots

    May

  5. Winners Announced

    June 1

Criteria

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

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.

Innovation

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

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

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 2022 and running on a recent Sitefinity version – 13.3 or later.

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 Progress.com 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.

Electronic signatures are accepted. Nominees without Marketing Consent Forms will be approached by Progress separately should they be selected as finalists. Nominations will be accepted by February 28, 2023.

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Project Info
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Which one?

Which of the below Sitefinity features is this project utilizing?

CRM, ERP, CDP, Marketing Automation, etc.

What capabilities does your organization use?

Please specify.

Which ecommerce platform?

Please specify

Share digital metrics like site visits, average time on site, etc; improvements in sales and lead generation; other business results.

Please list any customization or improvement that enhance the user experience.

Partner/Customer Info (If Applicable)
*If you are an implementation partner, add your client’s info. And if you’re an end-user, add your partner’s info. We’ll notify them, in addition to you if you are a winner.

Please fill all fileds, so you can get to the next step.

Previous Winners

Consumer Goods & Services

P.F. Chang’s

P.F. Chang’s sought to revamp its web experience to reduce dependencies on technical resources so they could focus on larger initiatives, lower overhead costs, and empower their marketing team. Progress Sitefinity Partner Americaneagle.com restructured P.F. Chang’s website on the latest version of Progress Sitefinity, including powerful integrations with P.F. Chang’s middleware that powers various portions of the site including account access, rewards and loyalty offers.

Implemented by Americaneagle.com

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pfchangs
Education

inHub (from The Henry Ford)

Leveraging the Sitefinity headless capabilities, the inHub website shares information and functionality with their third-party LMS tool for a streamlined user experience. Registration information is added in Sitefinity and pushed to the LMS for inHub members to gain access to course information. In just 6 months, inHub generated 104,000+ pageviews, 40,000+ sessions and welcomed over 29,000 new website users, resulting in 1,600 new members of the inHub community.

Implemented by Enqbator

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inhub
Education

NTU Singapore

A large enterprise spanning corporate, education and research pillars, NTU faced a sprawling web estate with >150 websites. In their largest revamp yet, NTU conducted interviews across students, researchers, internal stakeholders and more, leveraging Sitefinity’s capabilities to build a system with central management of all sites, improving governance and branding with curated custom widgets, shared content hubs, and a consolidated >150 sites in one domain.

Implemented by Ernst & Young

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Venture to Harvard Square
Ecommerce

RDO Equipment

RDO Equipment was in the middle of a large-scale digital transformation project, which included a conversion of their legacy Sitefinity content site into a more robust digital experience featuring full ecommerce capabilities. Working alongside Americaneagle.com, RDO created a freshly branded Sitefinity-powered website that gave users a seamless ecommerce experience while exploring and shopping for equipment & parts.

Implemented by Americaneagle.com

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rdoequipment
Associations & Non-Profit

Think Rice

USA Rice represents all segments of the U.S. rice industry and, as a global non-profit, they require a consumer-focused website to promote the many benefits of U.S. rice. The Think Rice website is a simple and engaging Sitefinity-powered site featuring content about sustainability, recipes for consumers and foodservice professionals, farmer profiles, videos, and much more. Utilizing the Sitefinity headless capabilities, the Think Rice website is heavily pushing content to social media.

Implemented by Results Direct

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usarice
Healthcare

Conway Regional Health System

A dated, boxy web design was preventing Conway Regional users from booking an appointment with a physician through their website. By replacing their old CMS with Sitefinity and adding an InQuicker API integration allowing patients to search for their provider, Conway Regional registered a 12% increase in site users, while a significant decrease in pages per session indicated visitors were finding what they were looking for faster.

Implemented by Lapero

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conwayregional
Manufacturing

Fujitsu General Australia

Fujitsu General’s digital experience is now optimized for mobile display with a brand image consistent with its reputation within the AU and NZ market. Sitefinity partner Avion Software built a site that now reflects the brand and the Fujitsu Assist tool that aids in the purchase journey of choosing the right air conditioner, which coupled with improvements in page speed to 1.9 seconds, time spent on the site to 2:23 and leads generated.

Implemented by Avion Software

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fujitsu-general
Public Sector

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has hundreds of websites across six languages under management. However, the organization needed a modern and sustainable solution to improve usability, security and support. To solve this, FAO tapped Sitefinity, the Sitefinity Cloud and Progress Professional Services. Now, configuring the IT components of websites will take an hour versus a day which enables the website owners to manage the content and the information architecture.

Implemented by FAO of the UN

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fao
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