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2021 Website of the Year Awards

Recognizing excellence and innovation

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Stay tuned - the winners will be announced on May 25!

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.

Nomination period has been extended to February 22, 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 Progress.com
  • 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

Timeline

  1. Collecting Nominations

    December 15 - February 22

  2. Shortlisting Finalists

    February 23 - April 6

  3. Public voting

    April 7 - April 20

  4. Counting the Ballots

    April 21 - May 24

  5. Winners Announced

    May 25

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.