HARTFORD, Conn., March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the call for entries for its 17 th annual international WebAward competition. The WebAwards are the standards-defining competition that sets industry benchmarks based on the seven criteria of a successful Web site. It recognizes the individual and team achievements of Web professionals all over the world who create and maintain outstanding Web sites. The deadline for entry for the 2013 WebAwards is May 31, 2013. A complete list of past winners and this year's entry form can be found at www.webaward.org. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130318/NY78200LOGO ) "The WebAwards look into all aspects of website development, It's not just a beauty contest for Websites," said William Rice, president of the Web Marketing Association. "Our expert judges evaluate the entire interactive experience and reward those sites that are best in their industry. The goal of the WebAwards is to both recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing some of the most effective Web sites on the Internet today and also provide valuable feedback to entrants on how their sites stack up against their peers and their industry's standards of excellence." The Web Marketing Association would also like to thank BGT Partners, who crafted a redesigned look and feel to the WebAward.org website. The insightfulness and expertise of the team at BGT Partners has created an exceptional design for our website. Websites are judged on seven criteria, including design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copy writing and ease of use and receive a numeric score. Each WebAward entry is judged against other entries in its industry category and then against an overall standard of excellence. Entrants also benefit from receiving valuable feedback from the WebAwards professional judging panel on their Web site development efforts.