We are just a few weeks away from announcing the winners of the 2006 WebAward Competition. This year, we are doing what not other award program dares to do – we will provide the actual scores of the judges on each of the judging criteria to each participant. 

We feel that this information can serve as an important benchmark for your web development efforts and provide valuable feedback as well as recognition for the online marketing community.  The programming is nearly completed and tested and we will be contacting the nominators shortly.

IIR Awards

First offered in 1999, the Web Marketing Association’s Interactive Investor Relations Awards have begun their 2006 Call for Entries. This award program recognizes the critical role that websites play for analysts, brokers, financial planners and investors. If your company is publicly traded, get the section of your website dedicated to IR entered and find out how well you meet the standards for online investor relations.

The IIR Awards will be judged by Web development professionals, investors, financial analysts and brokers. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else as an IIR Award judge, please do so at http://www.iirawards.org/iir/judges.asp

OMMA Conference Pass

Online Media, Marketing and Advertising (OMMA) Conference and Expo is one of the top conferences in the online marketing space and its next event will be held September 25 and 26th in New York at the New York Marriott Marquis. To learn more about the conference, go to  www.omma-expo.com

If you would like to enter our drawing for a full conference pass to OMMA New York, simply email your contact information to OMMA@webaward.org before Friday, September 15th. One winner will be selected from the entries received and notified by email. This is a $1,195 value that should not be missed.

I hope everyone had a great summer as we fall back into our every day work loads.

Bill Rice
Web Marketing Association



Interactive Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards – The 2007 IAC Awards will kick off their 2007 Call for Entries November 1st .with a January 31st deadline. Stay tuned for more details to come.

WebAward CompetitionThe 2006 WebAward winners will be announce in the next few weeks. All participants will receive an email inviting them back to their nominator account to receive their results and feedback for each site they entered.

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