Web Marketing Association Names Best Game Web Site Following 2006 WebAward Competition

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Best Web sites announced in 10th Annual WebAward Competition covering 96 industries including gaming.

http://www.webaward.org -- The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the Best Game Web Site Winner as part of the 10th annual international WebAward Competition, the Internet’s premier website award competition.

“Game industry has traditionally been the leader in website development across the board,” said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. “The goal of the WebAward competition in not just to award sites based on design, but also on innovation, use of technology and effectiveness. WebAward judges provide detailed feedback that no other award competition does allowing websites to elevate their overall site and capture larger audiences on the web.”

Game websites represent a highly competitive industry within the WebAward competition. Each website is judged on the same seven criteria including:

  •      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 game websites on the Net today.

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

Best Game Website

2006 Ignited Minds – Knights of the Old Republic - http://www.lucasarts.com/games/swkotor_sithlords/
2005 BLITZ

2004 SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs

2003 Disney Hot Shot Business

2002 Disney's Blast

2001 creaturesofdaweb

A complete list of past and present WebAward winners can be found at: http://gamesite.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 (burstmedia.com)

Misukanis & Odden (misukanisodden.com)

SimpleFeed (simplefeed.com)

Register.com (register.com)

NewsUSA (newsusa.com)

AdTools Inc(adtoolsinc.com)

Small Army (smallarmy.net)

TopRank Online Marketing (toprankresults.com)

Creative Chocolate Printing Company (creativechocolateprinting.com)

Perseus Development Corp (perseus.com)

PRWeb (newsusa.com)

Media Sponsors include:

Website Services Magazine (websiteservices.com)

AdRants (adrants.com)

MarketingVox (marketingvox.com)

MediaPost (wediapost.com)

eComXpo (ecomxpo.com)

Ad:Tech (ad-tech.com)

Macworld (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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