Web Marketing Association Names Best Toy and Hobby Industry Web Sites Following the 2006 WebAward Competition

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Best Web sites announced in 10th Annual WebAward Competition covering 96 industries including toy and hobby.

http://www.webaward.org -- The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the Best of the Toy and Hobby Industry Web Site Winners for the 10th annual international WebAward Competition, the Internet’s premier website award competition.

“Recent WebAwards competitions have shown that toy and hobby websites boast well in the use of technology but have continued to score below average in their interactivity,” said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. “WebAward entrants gain unique and quantitative feedback from the judges that will continue to help them improve their websites.”

The toy and hobby industry represents a significant category in the WebAward competition. Each entry is judged on the same seven criteria:

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

The WebAward Competition’s goal is to provide a forum to recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing the most effective toy and hobby websites on the Net today.

This year’s best toy and hobby website, along with past WebAward winners, is:

Best Toy and Hobby Website

2006 MJ Trim - http://www.mjtrim.com
2005 A Toy Store of Toy Stores

2004 Chevron Cars

2003 Kodak LS420 Sitelet

2002 LEGO BIONICLE (Story Site)

A complete list of past and present WebAward winners can be found at:

http://toy&hobby.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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