with Lorelle and Brent VanFossen

Winning Web Page and Website Awards

For your information, we’ve provided a list of sites which offer awards for web pages and Websites based upon different criteria: design, layout, structure, content, accessibility, and overall quality. If you are interested in winning awards for your web page design and development, make sure your site is award-winning first and then you may submit it to one of these listed below or found by searching the internet for “site awards” or “Website awards”. These award-giving sites are not all free and may require a participation fee, and they change frequently, so do let us know if a site listed is not found to help us keep this list up-to-date.

The qualities of an award-winning site include:

  • Easy to read
  • Easy to access and navigate
  • Clean and clear design and layout
  • Meets Web Standards
  • Using interesting and/or novel eye catching techniques
  • Presents information in a distinctive way
  • Contains well proofed quality information and content

Each site has their own criteria, so read through the fine print thoroughly before submitting your site to see that you are meeting their criteria and not wasting their time.

Articles and Information About Winning Website Awards

Truly Exceptional Site Awards

HTML Awards

Site Design Awards

Graphics Awards

Resource AwardsManual

Business-related Awards

Non-Commercial & Homepage Awards

Awards with special requirements

To help you with your web page submissions we’ve included this list of sites giving out awards for web pages and Websites as well as lists for the top search engines, search engines and directories, special search engines and directories, and we even have a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet which combines all these lists into one easy-to-use layout form for downloading.

For more information on how to prepare your Website and web pages for submission to search engines and directories, take time to read our article series on web page validation and preparation for search engine submissions. We also have listed extensive information in our article series on web page design to help you create the best possible “search engine friendly” and user-friendly Website.

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