2006 WebAward Call for Entries

Now is your chance to show the world how good your Website really is.  The Web Marketing Association is now accepting entries for the 10th annual WebAward competition.  The WebAwards evaluate Web sites in 96 industries and defines benchmarks based on the seven essential criteria of successful Website development. 

Your Website will be judged on seven criteria: design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copy writing and ease of use.  Each WebAward entry is judged against other entries in its industry category and then against an overall standard of excellence.  WebAward Judges consist of a select group of Internet professionals with an in-depth understanding of the current state-of-the-art in Website development and technology.

All entrants receive valuable feedback from the judging panel as well as a report detailing their performance compared to their industry average.   If you win a WebAward, you also have an outstanding marketing opportunity to publicize and drive traffic to your site. 

To enter, simply go to www.webaward.org and click on the link that says

Click here to get started today!”


IAC Awards

The winners of the annual Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards, to honor excellence in online advertising were announced recently. The IAC Awards are the first and only industry-based advertising award competition dedicated exclusively to online advertising. The Competition web site with a complete list of winners is located at www.IACAward.org

2006 Best of Show Awards were awarded in each of the online medium categories.  This year's winners include:

Disney Online for Kellogg's Fruit Streamers Mini-site (Best Ads the Client Did Not Pick)

Kel Geddes Management Ltd for The Official Anne Geddes Website Email (Best of Show Email Message)

ThinData Inc. for Building a Better Member Email (Best of Show Email Message Campaign)

OER_Satama for Scream mail (Best of Show Integrated ad campaign)

Aristotle for Keowee Falls Interactive Tour (Best of Show Interactive Application)

Beyond Interactive for 3M Breast Cancer Awareness (Best of Show Microsite/Landing Page)

Cheil Communications America for Cocktail Shaker (Best of Show Online ad)

Foote Cone & Belding for Above The Influence (Best of Show Online Campaign)

Scudder Investments for Scudder Participant e-Newsletter (Best of Show Online Newsletter Campaign)

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts for Block Party Bash (Best of Show Rich Media Online Ad)

Geary Interactive for 24 Sweepstakes (Best of Show Rich Media Online Campaign)

For the second year in a row, TMX Communications of Conshohocken, PA was recognized with the 2006 Top Agency Award, winning 13 IAC Awards. Their awards included 12 Best of Industry awards and an Outstanding award. Last year, TMX Communications shared the Top Agency Award with Organic, Inc.


And the winners keep rolling along…

Last month, our sponsor MediaPost’s OMMA conference graciously donated a full conference pass (a $995 value) to be given away in this newsletter. The winner of that pass was Michael L Starr, Manager, Web Channel Management, Canada Post Corporation. At the conference we held a drawing for a 30-gb Video iPod. This prize went to Tom Zazueta, VP digital marketing at Coakley Heagerty. Finally at eComXpo we gave away a $100 American Express Gift card to Steven Benjamin of Mightymugs.com for stopping by our virtual booth at the show. 

Congratulations to all of our prize winners.


The annual WebAward program is shaping up to be both a great way to gain visibility for your self and your Web site, but also valuable feedback to help guide future development and benchmark your progress. We hope everyone takes advantage of this program.

Oh yeah, tell your friends about it too.

Bill Rice
Web Marketing Association

Interactive Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards – The winners of the 2006 IAC Awards are posted on the competition Web site. There were some really outstanding entries this year and its worth taking a look.

WebAward Competition – The 2006 Call for Entries had begun and it looks like it will be the biggest and best WebAward ever! Don’t wait until the last minute, entry your best work early.

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Kent is Cool - Media Garden’ Kent is Cool was selected as the Best Education Interactive Application in the 2006 IAC Awards.

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