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April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best education Websites in the world as part of their 17th annual international WebAward Competition for Web site development
www.webaward.org. The WebAwards is the standards-defining competition that sets benchmarks for 96 industries, including education, schools and university websites, based on the seven criteria of a successful web site. The deadline for education websites to enter to be judged is
May 31, 2013.
"The education industry is very competitive when it comes to Web development and need to be because of the expectations of their young consumers," said
William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. "Education web sites tend target youth and their parents. Students today have grown up with the Internet and expect a lot to be impressed from an educational institution."
Recent winners of the
Best Education Web Site include:
2012 - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for Cure4Kids for Kids
2011 - Florida Institute of Technology for Florida Tech Decision Dashboard
2010 – Risdall Marketing Group for Mounds View Public Schools
2009 – American University for American University Web Site
2012 - University Marketing and Communications for 30 Days of EnTERPreneurship
2011 – Denison University & Fahlgren Mortine for TheDEN
2010 – Corey McPherson Nash for University of Notre DameMendoza College of Business
2009 – BrowserMedia for University of Maryland Women's Basketball
2008 - Market United for Murdoch University Switching
Educational Websites can be entered into consideration for the 2013 Best Educational Website and other related WebAwards at the
The 2013 WebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: BGT Partners, PR Newswire, Burst Media, EContent Magazine, ExactTarget, ad:tech conferences, Internet World UK, SES Conferences, Webmaster Radio, and Website Magazine. The Web Marketing Association thanks these companies for their commitment to the entire online marketing community.