Web Marketing Association Names Best Technology Websites of 2005

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The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the technology related best of industry winners for the 9th annual international WebAward Competition.

The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the technology related best of industry winners for the 9th annual international WebAward Competition (http://www.webaward.org), the Internet’s premier award competition. The technology industry represents significant categories in the WebAward competition, and the Web Marketing Association again honors the Best Technology Web sites of 2005

“Web sites are extremely important to the technology industry,” said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. “Companies can benefit from the independent evaluation recognition of their online efforts that the award judges provide. That is the goal of the WebAward Competition - to provide a forum to recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing some of the most effective websites on the Net today.”

Here are this year’s top sites along with past WebAward winners in technology related categories.

Best Application Service Provider

2005 MailChimp

2004 Leopard em Web site

2003 Exciting New Technologies

2002 i2.com

2001 Rocket Network

Best Computer Hardware

2005 HP.com

2004 HP.com

2003 HP Public Web Site

2002 Palm.com: Products, Services & Company Information

2001 ibm.com

Best Computer Software

2005 Avid Technology, Inc. corporate website

2004 Wind River

2003 Novell Worldwide Web Site

2002 Terraspring Web Site

2001 Commerce One.Com

Best Computer Retailer

2005 HP's Direct to Consumer e-Commerce Store

2004 HPshopping.com

2003 HPshopping.com

2002 HPshopping.com

2001 HPshopping.com    

Best Telecommunications

2005 Disney Mobile Studios

2004 Sprint PCS Ready Link site

2003 BellSouth e-Bill Flash Demo

2002 Frontier CyberCenter Online Tour

2001 Ericsson.com

Best Directory or Search Engine

2005 Scirus, a science focused search engine

2004 Scirus Web site

2003 Cancer.com Website

2002 Dynamic, Accurate Search Experience on TowerRecords.com

2001 search4science.com

Best Internet Service Provider

2005 Fios Internet

2004 Verio Global IP Solutions

2003 AT&T Worldnet Service Registration Movie

2002 Verizon.net Redesign

2001 JackFlash Website

A complete list of past winners can be found at http://www.webaward.org

Web sites are judged on design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, navigation and ease of use. Each WebAward entry is judged against other entries in the category and then against an overall standard of excellence. The 2005 Best of Show WebAward is presented to Atlanta -based IQ interactive (http://www.iqtv.com), for their outstanding work on "National Geographic – Inside The Mafia" at URL http://www.insidethemafia.com. The site was also awarded Best Entertainment WebAward.

Zugara (http://www.zugara.com) was named Top Agency at the 2005 WebAward Competition, taking home 20 awards, more that any other organization in the history of the competition. The Top Agency Award given to recognize the consistently outstanding development going on at interactive firms. Zugara is headquarted in Los Angles and took home Best Music site for Red Bull Music Labs, 11 Outstanding and 8 Standard of Excellence WebAwards.

The 2005 WebAwards are sponsored by BURST! Media (http://www.burstmedia.com), Oddcast (http://www.oddcast.com), NewsUSA (http://www.newsusa.com), O’Dwyer’s PR Daily (http://www.odwyerpr.com), Small Army Creative Services (http://www.smallarmy.net), Burrelles Luce (http://www.burrellesluce.com), Line 56 Media (http://www.line56.com), Perseus Software (http://www.perseus.com) and PRWeb (http://www.prweb.com). The Web Marketing Association thanks it sponsors for helping to make this annual competition possible.

About the Web Marketing Association

The Web Marketing Association is an organization working to create a high standard of excellence for Web site development and marketing on the Internet. Staffed by volunteers, it is made up of Internet marketing, advertising, PR and design professionals who share an interest in improving the quality of advertising, marketing and promotion used to attract visitors to Web sites. Since 1997, the Web Marketing Association’s annual WebAward Competition has been helping interactive professionals promote themselves, their companies, and their best work to the outside world. Now in its ninth year, the WebAward Competition has become the premier award event for Web developers and marketers worldwide.

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