HARTFORD, Conn., April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best Energy 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 energy websites, based on the seven criteria of a successful web site. The deadline for energy websites to enter to be judged is May 31, 2013. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130318/NY78200LOGO )"The energy 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. "The most effective energy websites are true e-commerce sites designed to build long-term relationships with users and key constituents such as government regulators and shareholders." Web sites are judged on seven criteria including design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copy writing and ease of use. All entrants benefit from receiving valuable feedback in terms of their specific scores compared against the average scores for their industry. Recent winners of the Best Energy Web site include:
2012 – Mineral for AV - EV Solutions Website
2011 – Weber Shandwick Visual Communications for Luminant Power Track
2010 – Savage for Tenaris Corporate Website
2009 – NJI Media Group for Energy Townhall
2008 - B·U·T for DuPont in Energy
Energy related websites can be entered into consideration for the 2013 Best Energy Website WebAward at the WebAward Website. Participants can improve their chances on winning a WebAward by visiting the Web Marketing Association Facebook Page for hints and tips on how win a top award. 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.