Sitefinity Website of the Year Awards

2021 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 January 31, 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 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 Progress.com
  • 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

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.

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.

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 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 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 other 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 January 31, 2021.

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