The Web Marketing Association has extended the deadline for the 2005 WebAwards in order to allow the final entries to be submitted.  The new deadline is Wednesday, June 15th at midnight Eastern Standard Time.

This will be the only extension before the judging begins, so you have two additional weeks to edit existing entries and to submit any new entries to this year's top award program for web site development and win your share of glory and fame. Judging will begin on June 17th.

Speaking of fame, recently MarketingSherpa featured an interview on the WebAwards in a recent issue of it's MarketingFame PR newsletter. If you don't get MarketingSherpa's newsletters, you should. They're free and contain an incredible amount of useful information for online marketers.  Check out the article at  and sign up for the newsletters at

As I will be traveling with my family this summer, this will be our last Interactive Briefing newsletter until September when we announce the winners of the 2005 WebAwards.  Have a great summer and good luck to everyone entered in the competition.

Bill Rice
Web Marketing Association

WebAward CompetitionThe 9th annual WebAwards Call for Entries has begun.  Recognizing Net Excellence, the WebAwards are your opportunity to be recognized and gain valuable exposure for yourself and your Website.  The deadline for entry has been extended to Wednesday, June 15th.

Interactive Investor Relations Awards 2005 IIR Awards Call for Entries has ended and the judging is underway.  Good luck to all who entered. 

Interactive Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards – The 2005 winners have been announced and will be receiving their awards shortly.  Go to for a complete winners list.

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