Best Government Websites

Each year the Web Marketing Association names the Best Government web site as part of the annual WebAward Competition.  Since 1997, the WebAwards are recognized as the premier industry based Website Award program in the world.

Here is your chance to stand out from your competitors and win the recognition you deserve while receiving valuable independent feedback on your development efforts.

Best Government websites are selected by judges who review the entered websites using the seven criteria below:

Providing Public Safety Messaging During the Seasonal Impacts of Climate Change
2023 Best Government Site
Providing Public Safety Messaging During the Seasonal Impacts of Climate Change
Will your site be next?

2023 WebAward Trophy
  • Design
  • Ease of use
  • Copywriting
  • Interactivity
  • Use of technology
  • Innovation
  • Content


As a participant, you will receive:

  • An independent evaluation of your Government Website by independent expert judges
  • Valuable feedback to help Benchmark your efforts against other Government industry websites.


If your site wins recognition with the Government WebAward, you will also get:  

  • A beautiful statue or certificate of achievement to display proudly
  • Higher visibility for your company
  • A great marketing opportunity to promote your site to the media
  • Links to your site from the highly ranked WebAward site to help SEO
  • The admiration of peers, friends and co-workers – maybe even a raise!
  • A personal achievement for your resume

Each year the Web Marketing Association's WebAward Competition names the Best Government web site.  Best websites are selected by judging the entered websites using seven criteria - design, ease of use, copywriting, interactivity, use of technology, innovation and content.  Websites not selected as best Government website are also eligible for an Outstanding Website Award or a Standard of Excellence Award.

Setting Government Trends and making Government News

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Entering the WebAwards can help keep you up on Government Trends by showing you how other Government websites compare to the WebAward standards. You also can make Government news if you have the Best Government website. Government news letters will want to cover you win bringing you additional visibility within your industry.

The 2023 WebAward competition has ended. Please add your name to our mailing list to be notified about WebAward 2024.


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Here are the past Best Government WebAward winners:

Year  Winner Site Name
2023 East Bay Regional Park District Providing Public Safety Messaging During the Seasonal Impacts of Climate Change
2022 The State of Mississippi - The Official Website of the State of Mississippi
2021 U.Group NASA Earth Science Applied Sciences
2020 Websparks Pte Ltd Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC)
2019 City of Brantford
2018 Maryland Department of Information Technology - Official State Website
2017 Hawaii State Public Library System Hawaii State Public Library System Website
2016 The State of Mississippi
2015 The State of Utah Utah.Gov
2014 State of Hawaii
2013 The State of Utah Utah.Gov
2012 Alabama Interactive, LLC State of Alabama's Official Website
2011 EXTRACTABLE ( California Courts Website: Judicial Council of California
2010 City of West Hollywood, CA City of West Hollywood Website
2009 Defense Information Systems Agency BRAC Information Portal
2008 Ektron City of Frisco Texas
2007 GSD&M and Zugara Do Something Amazing
2006 Digital Library Division National Library of Scotland
2005 USPS Mailing Standards Postage Rate Calculator
2004, Inc. Drive Clean
2003 TMP Worldwide United States Naval Reserve

*some URLs may no longer be valid, especially for older WebAward winners.

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