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Web Marketing Association Names Best Sports Industry Web Site Following 2006 WebAward Competition


Best Web Sites Announced in 10th Annual WebAward Competition covering 96 Industries Including Sports

West Simsbury, CO, October 10, 2006 --(PR.com)-- The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the Best of the Sports Industry Web Site Winner as part of the 10th annual international WebAward Competition, the Internet’s premier website award competition.

“Sports websites in previous years have scored very well for design, copyrighting and use of technology,” said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. “Sports websites that fall behind the industry standards can improve by leveraging the judges’ feedback following the WebAward competition.”

Sports websites represent a highly competitive industry within the WebAward competition. Each website is judged on the same seven criteria including:

Design
Innovation
Content
Technology
Interactivity
Copy writing
Ease of use

The overarching goal of the WebAward Competition is to provide a forum to recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing the most effective sports websites on the Net today.

This year’s best web sites along with past WebAward winners in the sporting industry are:
Best Sports Website
2006 Soloflex, Inc. Microsite - www.soloflex.com/fitness
2005 Nike Basketball - http://awards.web.rga.com/2005/bball.html
2004 RBK Sound and Rhythm – http://www.reebok.com/x/us/rbk/features/alleyes/
2003 Prince Tennis Website – http://www.princetennis.com/
2002 - CBS SportsLine.com - http://cbs.sportsline.com/

A complete list of past and present WebAward winners can be found at:
http://sports.webaward.org

The WebAward competition awards web sites in 96 industries as well as determining overall web site awards including Best of Show.

The 2006 Best of Show WebAward was presented to New York-based Big Spaceship (www.bigspaceship.com), for its outstanding work on the "TBS: Department of Humor Analysis" web site at www.tbshumorstudy.com.  Big Spaceship joined forces with Mother Interactive to turn their very silly questionnaire into an addictive, fully interactive web site.

R/GA (www.rga.com) was named Top Agency at the 2006 WebAward Competition, taking home 19 WebAwards.

The 2006 WebAward Competition sponsors include:
BURST! Media (www.burstmedia.com)
Misukanis & Odden (www.misukanisodden.com)
SimpleFeed (www.simplefeed.com)
Register.com (www.register.com)
NewsUSA (www.newsusa.com)
AdTools Inc(www.adtoolsinc.com)
Small Army (www.smallarmy.net)
TopRank Online Marketing (www.toprankresults.com)
Creative Chocolate Printing Company (www.creativechocolateprinting.com)
Perseus Development Corp (www.perseus.com)
PRWeb (www.prweb.com)

Media Sponsors include:
Website Services Magazine (www.websiteservices.com)
AdRants (www.adrants.com)
MarketingVox (www.marketingvox.com)
MediaPost (www.wediapost.com)
eComXpo (www.ecomxpo.com)
Ad:Tech (www.ad-tech.com)
Macworld (www.macworldexpo.com)

The Web Marketing Association thanks all of its sponsors for helping to make this annual competition possible.

About the Web Marketing Association
The Web Marketing Association is working to create a high standard of excellence for Web site development and marketing on the Internet. Staffed by volunteers, it is made up of Internet marketing, advertising, PR and design professionals who share an interest in improving the quality of Website development and marketing on the Internet.

Since 1997, the Web Marketing Association’s annual WebAward Competition has been helping interactive professionals promote themselves, their companies, and their best work to the outside world. Now in its ninth year, the WebAward Competition has become the premier award event for Web developers and marketers worldwide.
Learn more at www.webward.org

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William Rice
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