HARTFORD, Conn., March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best legal websites in the world as part of their 17th annual international WebAward Competition for Web site development at www.webaward.org. The WebAwards is the standards-defining competition that sets benchmarks for 96 industries, including legal websites, based on the seven criteria of a successful web site. The deadline for legal websites to enter to be judged is May 31, 2013. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130318/NY78200LOGO ) "The legal industry is very competitive when it comes to Web development and companies can benefit from the independent evaluation of their online efforts," said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. "Not surprisingly, legal websites are not known for taking risks – it's the way their industry is. They score well in terms of ease of use, design and content, but past judges have noted they would like to see more use of technology and innovation." Web sites are judged on seven criteria including design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copy writing and ease of use. All legal entrants benefit from receiving valuable feedback in terms of their specific scores compared against the average scores for their industry. Each year the Web Marketing Association names the Best Legal Website based on the scores submitted by the competition judges. Recent winners of the Best Legal Web site include:
2012 - Scorpion Design, Inc for Crary Buchanan Website
2011 – Clark/Nikdel/Powell for Peterson & Myers Website
2010 – WilmerHale for WilmerHale Careers
2009 – Thomson-FindLaw for Law Offices of Lisa L. Maki
2008 - The Attorney Store for GETLEGAL.COM
Legal Websites can be entered into consideration for the 2013 Best Legal Website WebAward at the WebAward Website. Participants can improve their chances on winning a WebAward by visiting the Web Marketing Association Facebook Page and becoming a fan of the page. The Web Marketing Association will be providing hints and tips on how to improve your chances on winning a top award though out the award program entry period. 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.