Web Marketing Association Names Best Education Web Site – Winner Receives WebAward

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Best Web sites announced in 10th annual WebAward Competition covering 96 industries including education.

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

"Education Web sites as an industry have scored below average as compared to all other industries for Web development," said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. "Education websites overall scored lowest in innovation and use of technology. Both of these criteria are crucial in making one website stand out from another during the competition."

Education 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 education websites on the Net today.

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

2006 Discover Antarctica http://www7.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/antarctica/index.html -

2005 Hot Shot Business - http://www.hotshotbusiness.com/
2004 GMability Education - http://gmability.com/education
2003 Hot Shot Business (Best of Show) - http://www.hotshotbusiness.com/

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

http://www.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 WebAwards

The 10th annual international WebAwards competition sets the standard of excellence in 96 industry categories by evaluating Web sites and defining benchmarks based on the seven essential criteria of successful Web site development. The goal of the Web Marketing Association, sponsor of the WebAwards, is to provide a forum to recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing some of the most effective Web sites on the Internet today. Entrants benefit from a Web site assessment by a professional judging panel and the marketing opportunities presented to an award-winning Web site. For more information, visit http://www.webaward.org.

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