When a surfer
visits your website and sees the WWW Awards Graphic
displayed, they know that they are visiting a website
that is a step above the rest. Our
Award Program, is an Elite Award Program, rated 5.0 by
Award Sites! See our
Award Ratings, Memberships and
Affiliations for more information.
Q: Who is eligible to apply for
the WWW Award?
A: The WWW Awards invites all personal and commercial
sites to apply. All sites must be in English or have an
English translation, in order for us to be able to read
the content on your site. For more on eligibility,
please see our "policy" rules.
Q: What are the fees to apply for
the WWW Award?
$50.00 Entry Fee (non-refundable) - for USA based websites. Guaranteed a review within 3 to 7 business days. If your website wins our award, an AWARD CERTIFICATE, signed by our CEO (with our gold seal imprint), will be mailed to the shipping address you provide on the application form, via postal mail. You will also receive a laudation letter, sent via email, where to pickup our award logo, to proudly display on your winning website.
$50.00 Entry Fee (non-refundable) - for International websites based OUTSIDE of the USA. Guaranteed a review within 3 to 7 business days. If your website wins our award, you will be sent a "PRINTABLE" AWARD CERTIFICATE (sent to the email address, you provided on the application form), signed by our CEO. You will also receive a laudation letter, sent via email, where to pickup our award logo, to proudly display on your winning website. Due to the enormous amount of shipping cost and custom forms, we no long ship our certificates Outside of the USA. Again, International websites outside of the USA will receive a Award Certificate to print, via email.
|If you are submitting more then 1 website annually, there is a $50.00 fee (non-refundable) for each website application. This includes web design firms who are applying for their clients websites. Our winners list and archives acts as a 365/24/7 portal, promoting our winners to their clients and visitors.
Charging a small fee for
help our Evaluators keep up
with the demand of our
awards. Winners are
supplied a FREE Award
Graphic to proudly display
on their websites, along
with a laudation letter from
the CEO of the World Wide
Web Awards. Winners also
receive a permanent listing
on our websites winners
list. So, the cost is
minimal, compared to the
hundreds of dollars in FREE
marketing that our winners
PLEASE NOTE- The WWW
AWARDS does not simply
hand out their awards.
The Awards must be
earned and THE CRITERIA
OF THE AWARD PROGRAM,
MUST BE MET.
Something Extra We
Offer - The WWW Awards offers actual Plaques and
ADDITONAL Certificates, that can only be
purchased at our online store.
The ordering of any Award memorabilia is
PURELY at the discretion of the Award Winner.
Winners are under NO OBLIGATION,
to purchase them. This is a service to
our winners (per their request), not a profit that we
Q: How long does the evaluation
process take? Can I have my application rushed?
A: The evaluation
is completed within 3 to 7 business days. However, if we
received your application during our vacation time, your
application may take up to two weeks to hear
back from us. We will put a notice on our home page of
our Award Program, if we go on vacation. We do not
accept rush applications. Applications are evaluated in
the order in which they were received..
Q: What experience does your
judges have and what qualifies them to review sites for
A: Our judges are carefully selected
and all have at least 5 years experience in web design
or online marketing skills. On our navigation you may
read their credentials. Or you may
here to learn more about our judges.
Q: How difficult is it to win the WWW
A: As one of Worlds peak internet
bodies, the Awards of World Wide Web Awards Program are
amongst the most prestigious available - and hence,
amongst some of the more difficult to win on the web. We
do not give our awards away. ALL CRITERIA AND
RULES MUST BE MET, in order to receive an award.
Approximately 50 to 55 percent of applicants win an award.
This may change at times, be sure to check out our
statistics page, for month to month statistics. We offer several
Award Titles, therefore, there is a chance of your
site winning, if the criteria and rules of our award
program have been followed.
Q: Why do Award Programs make you
wait 30 to 90 days to re-apply if an applicant didn't
win an award?
A: Each Award Program has their own
set of rules for re-applying. Most Award Programs ask
that you wait 30 to 90 days before re-applying, to
allow you plenty of time to make changes and
improvements to your site. The WWW Awards ask that an
applicant waits 30 days before re-applying. We feel
that significant changes can be made within that time
frame and often times if an applicant has to wait 90
days before re-applying, they will loose interest in
that award program. On another note.....A good award
program will offer you tips and suggestions on improving
your site, if you simply send them an email and request it.
Q: I won a Gold Award from another
Award Program. Why did I only win a Silver from your
A: Not all award programs are the
same. They all have their own set of rules and criteria
that needs to be followed. They also have different
judges that evaluates for their award programs. The
awards giving can reflect on the personal opinion of the
judges and the guidelines they use to evaluate sites.
Q: Can I dispute the Award Title I
received from your program?
A: You can refuse the Award Title
received, but you cannot dispute the Award
Title. ALL DECISIONS ARE FINAL. Refusal of an award,
will ban your site from future submissions. We will
provide you with our findings and how we came to our
decision of your award title, (at your request). We
will also offer tips on improving your site if you
request it. You may re-apply after 30 days if you are
not happy with your title and significant changes have
been made to your site.
Q: How do I know which Award Programs
are credible and which ones are not?
A: There are literally
thousands of web award programs on the internet today.
Some are credible, some are not. The Award Givers
Community has a name
for the one's that are not. They are called
"Market-Me Awards or Give-Away Awards". The
Market-Me and Give-A-Way award programs holds no
credibility and often results in spam letters being sent
to you, rather than gaining credibility to your
website. Most Market-Me and Give-Away Award Programs
will also reward sites that are tasteless or may contain
adult content and material. The only thing you will
have to do is paste their award graphic to your web or
fill out a simple form. These types of Award Programs
do not actually take the time to review applicants
websites, they simply give you an award by right
clicking your mouse and saving their graphic. If you are
asked only to provide an email address and URL, but no
description of your website, on the Award Programs
application form, then most likely, the Award Program is
more interested in collecting the applicants email
address (for spamming and soliciting), then they are of
the description of your website. If you are asked
to join a mailing list as a requirement for applying to
the Award Program, our suggestion is......DO NOT APPLY
TO THAT AWARD PROGRAM! If the Award Program
states, that additional information will be sent to you,
other then your winning or non-winning announcement,
then we suggest not applying to that Award Program.
Additional information, usually means spam submission
with newsletters and other information, you may not be
interested in receiving.
The credible Award Programs will
display the following: A criteria that has to be
met, an awards policy, a judging panel
(that list their credentials, skills, certifications,
etc.,) A code of ethics statement, a privacy
statement, a winners list that can be easily
found on the Award Program, a COPPA statement and
requirements of who is eligible to apply and who is
not. Credible Award Programs will have more then
just a "submit site" button. There are only a handful
of Award Programs in the world (such as the WWW Awards), that
has received an "Awards Rating"
from an Awards Rating Service. There are
only about 10 Award Rating Services in the World,
that actually review only Award Program sites. If you
see a rating on an Award Program, you can be sure
that the program has undergone a strict review to
receive a rating. Most prestigious Award Programs will
also display an "Affiliates & Memberships" page,
displaying their award ratings, memberships to ethics
organizations and sometimes award listings they belong