Web Marketing Association Names Best Art Industry Website During 2006 WebAward Competition

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Best Web sites announced in 10th annual WebAward Competition covering 96 industries including Arts and Theatre.

The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the Best Art Industry Winner for the tenth annual international WebAward Competition, the premier Internet award competition.

The Arts industry represents a unique and diverse category among the 96 industries judged in the WebAward competition.

“Art websites are as unique as the art forms they represent and relish in wonderful designs and content,” said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. “Judging feedback included the need for Art websites to strive to incorporate technology and interactive mediums into their designs.”

Art websites entered in the WebAward competition are judged on the following seven criteria:

  •     Design
  •     Innovation
  •     Content
  •     Technology
  •     Interactivity
  •     Copy writing
  •     Ease of use

The overarching goal of the WebAward Competition is to provide a forum to recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing the most effective art websites on the Net today.

This year’s best web sites in the Arts industry along with past WebAward winners are:

Best Arts Website

2006 Houston Theater District Web site - http://www.houstontheaterdistrict.org/
2005 San Jose Repertory Theatre Web site - Redesign - http://www.sjrep.com
2004 EYE and MIND Studio Website - http://www.eyeandmindstudio.com
2003 storypeople.com – http://www.storypeople.com
2002 Chrysler Design Institute Web Site - http://www.chrysler.com/design/

A complete list of past and present WebAward winners can be found at: http://arts.webaward.org

The WebAward competition awards web sites in 96 industries as well as determining overall web site awards including Best of Show.

The 2006 Best of Show WebAward was presented to New York-based Big Spaceship (http://www.bigspaceship.com), for its outstanding work on the "TBS: Department of Humor Analysis" web site at http://www.tbshumorstudy.com. Big Spaceship joined forces with Mother Interactive to turn their very silly questionnaire into an addictive, fully interactive web site.

R/GA (http://www.rga.com) was named Top Agency at the 2006 WebAward Competition, taking home 19 WebAwards.

The 2006 WebAward Competition sponsors include:

BURST! Media (http://www.burstmedia.com)

Misukanis & Odden (http://www.misukanisodden.com)

SimpleFeed (http://www.simplefeed.com)

Register.com (http://www.register.com)

NewsUSA (http://www.newsusa.com)

AdTools Inc(http://www.adtoolsinc.com)

Small Army (http://www.smallarmy.net)

TopRank Online Marketing (http://www.toprankresults.com)

Creative Chocolate Printing Company (http://www.creativechocolateprinting.com)

Perseus Development Corp (http://www.perseus.com)

PRWeb (http://www.prweb.com)

Media Sponsors include:

Website Services Magazine (http://www.websiteservices.com)

AdRants (http://www.adrants.com)

MarketingVox (http://www.marketingvox.com)

MediaPost (http://www.wediapost.com)

eComXpo (http://www.ecomxpo.com)

Ad:Tech (http://www.ad-tech.com)

Macworld (http://www.macworldexpo.com)

The Web Marketing Association thanks all of its sponsors for helping to make this annual competition possible.

About the Web Marketing Association

The Web Marketing Association is 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 Website development and marketing on the Internet.

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.

Learn more at http://www.webward.org.

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