Categories

Please see the following descriptions for more information on each category. For further clarification on the judging criteria, click here, or visit the How To Enter page for more information on guidelines and entry fees.

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Website & Project Awards

These categories reward and recognise exceptional website builds, relaunches and refreshes in multiple industry verticals or platforms. In each of the website categories, Judges will consider both back-end and front-end design and be looking for user experience, creative functionality, conversion, and innovation.

Retail/eCommerce Website of the Year
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Size isn’t everything. Judges want to see websites that made a commercial difference. It doesn’t have to be a multimillion-pound website but it does have to be great business story.
Fintech Website of the Year
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The UK is one of the hottest hubs in Europe for Fintech. Tell us your story, tell us how you achieved growth and how fintech makes a difference.
Leisure Website of the Year
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Entrants are welcomed from leisure, destinations or venues who use websites to communicate, advise and confirm bookings.
Travel Website of the Year
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Travel is high on peoples agenda. How do you connect with customers and ensure they engage and trust your brand. Does the build support the vision? It’s not just tech it’s the journey!
Third Sector Website of the Year
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The third sector throws up all sorts of challenges in development and yet delivers some of the greatest satisfaction. How did you call for action and support an organisation to make a difference?
B2B Website of the Year
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Business-to-business communication is complex and it isn’t always about the sales! It’s about relationships, retention and shared goals. Judges want to see how you achieved results based on objectives and marketplace.
B2C Website of the Year
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In the world’s most aggressive, most sophisticated territory where trends change constantly and margins are continually challenged, how did you compete?
Best Deployment of an eCommerce Platform
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Judges are looking for an ecommerce engine that manages websites, catalogues products, registers purchases and manages users relationships.
Best Deployment of a CMS
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CMS systems and content, data, and communication run hand in hand. Judges are looking for outstanding design elements, efficient user experience and technical abilities that work for business. Could it be you?
Project of the Year
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You have worked on this project from its conception to birth and now your hard graft has paid off and the success is astounding. Judges are looking for the project of the year, a project that has fulfilled its purpose and achieved great things.
Best Site Migration
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Judges will be looking for a highly successful migration project from either one platform, location, structure, content, design or UX to another. Judges will be looking for an improved UX, mitigation of impact or risk and great results.
Best Use of Attribution
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Monitoring user actions and establishing touch-points in conversion paths you have achieved success. Show the judges how you used attribution to be greater.

App Awards

These categories celebrate apps across multiple industry verticals. Judges will be looking for innovation, exceptional design and UX. Apps can be used on Apple or Android and do not have to be available in an app store.

Health and Fitness App of the Year
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Where monitoring and results are important to the user, judges will be looking for an app that responds to the health and fitness audience and gets results.
Food and Drink App of the Year
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Judges are looking for a stand-out app that delivers on user experience. Apps can be for restaurants, delivery or information and recommendation in the food and drink sector.
Retail Shopping App of the Year
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This reward celebrates apps in any retail sector or vertical. Judges will be looking for creativity and originality alongside design and UX.
Travel/Leisure App of the Year
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Entrants are welcomed from travel, leisure, destinations or venues who use apps to communicate, advise and to confirm bookings.
FinTech App of the Year
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Judges are looking for an App that is innovative and creative when it come to the financial sector despite its regulations and/or an app which is transforming payment proceedures.
B2B App of the Year
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This award recognises an app that streamlines business-to-business communication.
B2C App of the Year
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This category celebrates apps that put the consumer at the heart of the experience. Judges will be looking at retention, engagement and action.
App of the Year
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An overall best app of the year category covering any sector or vertical. Judges will be looking for exceptional design and UX. It takes creativity, innovation and technical wizardry to win this award.

Platform, Tool & Innovation Awards

These categories celebrate the innovative tech that is enhancing the way teams and agencies do business and achieve results. Judges will be looking for game-changing tools, innovative technology that disrupts and improves working, and exceptional results.

Innovation Award
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Have you taken technical to another level this year? Judges are looking for an outstanding innovation in web dev or coding in the UK that changed the landscape.
CRO Award
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Judges are looking to recognise exceptional CRO that deliver conversions and hit key KPIs.
UX Award
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In competitive markets, user experience needs to be relevant and the interaction seamless. If your design, processes and usability has netted business and ROI judges want to know.
Platform/Tool of the Year
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Developing and building a web platform that works for your company is no easy task. If your functions and structure have shone, your audience has been engaged, and your data has quantified the benefit for you and your clients, then you may have the Platform/Tool of the Year.

Training & Development Awards

These categories celebrate exceptional training and development initiatives for web dev/coding. Judges will be looking for training that fulfils purpose and stands out from the crowd.

Best Short Course (1-3 days)
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Time is short, but knowledge is imparted, and candidates are knowledgeable and raring to go. Judges are looking for a short course that has proved to be beneficial to individual’s growth and development.
Best Training Programme (3 days plus)
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Judges are looking for training courses with clear objectives, engaging materials and measurable student outcomes that benefit the relevant industries. If you are creating future development superstars or supporting learning through the business then you are delivering training, but are you the best?
Coding Initiative of the Year
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Coding can seem confusing but if you are enlightening and clarifying for future coders then the Judges want to see your work. This is an award to recognise an initiative encouraging coding / web dev for individuals who may not otherwise partake – e.g. coding clubs.
Remote Working Initiative of the Year
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This has been a year of remote working! Keeping teams working together efficiently, increasing comms and finding new initiatives to motivate have been the key to success. Judges are looking for companies who have sustained moral and business levels to achieve success.

Agency & Team Awards

Agencies and teams behind incredible dev projects face their day-to-day challenges but how you band together to overcome adversity and drive for growth and workplace culture is what these award categories are about. Judges will consider company culture and employee development, quality of work, client wins and retention, growth and profitability, and innovation and creativity.

Hosting Company of the Year
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An award to celebrate the UK’s leading hosting company. A company who understands web dev professionals’ requirements and offers exceptional customer support and technical innovation.
Employer of the Year – Small (25 and under employees)
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If your business culture retains and attracts employees, if your leadership is trustworthy and if you believe in collaboration and support, you could be an Employer of the Year. Open to organisations with 25 or fewer employees.
Employer of the Year – Medium (26 – 50 employees)
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If your business culture retains and attracts employees, if your leadership is trustworthy and if you believe in collaboration and support, you could be an Employer of the Year. Open to organisations with 26 – 50 employees.
Employer of the Year – Large (51+ employees)
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If your business culture retains and attracts employees, if your leadership is trustworthy and if you believe in collaboration and support, you could be an Employer of the Year. Open to organisations with 51 or more employees.
Dev Agency of the Year – Small (25 and under employees)
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Showcase your work and benchmark your agency against the competition. Tell the judges how you have successfully worked collaboratively and cohesively with third parties. Open to agencies with 25 or fewer employees.
Dev Agency of the Year – Medium (26 – 50 employees)
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Showcase your work and benchmark your agency against the competition. Tell the judges how you have successfully worked collaboratively and cohesively with third parties. Open to agencies with 26 – 50 employees.
Dev Agency of the Year – Large (51 + employees)
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Showcase your work and benchmark your agency against the competition. Tell the judges how you have successfully worked collaboratively and cohesively with third parties. Open to agencies with 51 or more employees.

Individual Awards

These categories celebrate the talented and inspiring individuals who have a significant impact on web dev and coding in the UK. Judges will be looking for quality of work, exceptional results, and client service and satisfaction.

Developer of the Year
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Judges are looking for a creative and innovative individual who can be freelance, employed part-time or full-time in an in-house team or agency and who has contributed to business success. This can be self, or third-party nominated.
Remote Developer of the Year
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This award is for a developer who has shined when faced with the challenges of remote working. This shining star can be self, or third-party nominated.
Rising Star Award
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Is this you or do you a member of your team? An individual who can be freelance, employed part-time or full-time in an in-house team or agency and is 30 years or younger on the date of the awards ceremony. This can be self, or third party nominated.
Freelancer of the Year
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An individual who is a freelancer in the field of Dev – an expert, an innovator, a creator at the cutting edge. This can be self, or third party nominated.
The All-Round Hero
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An individual working in development who has made an impact on the community, making it better for all concerned and gone above and beyond the expectations.

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Testimonials

“We were thrilled to have reached the finals in all three categories. Winning Dev Agency of the Year is the icing on the cake. It’s a great testament to the quality of work our dev team delivers and the standards we set ourselves. I’m sure this will inspire us to reach new heights in our constant efforts to help our clients grow.” Fellowship
Fellowship
“To win Best UK B2C website of the year and silver for best site migration is amazing. t’s so satisfying to see that everyone’s hard work and dedication is being rewarded at a national level, and to win not one but two awards tonight is the icing on the cake!” Herd
Herd
“We are delighted that our exciting collaboration and innovation in this app has been recognised by the highly respected UK Dev Awards!” Intelligent Mobile
Intelligent Mobile
“It’s an honour to be shortlisted at the UK Dev Awards, and great to have the work acknowledged in this national platform. I enjoy working on projects that can benefit people, and look forward to continuing to make an impact.” Jules Bangert, Calvium
Calvium
“We are absolutely delighted to have been named in the shortlist for the ‘Third Sector Website of the Year’ at the UK Dev Awards 2023. This is such a fantastic achievement for our website development team. The recognition is a testament to their hard work and dedication.” Hewitt Matthews
Hewitt Matthews
“Accolades such as the Dev Awards validate our achievements in a way that resonates with prospects, clients and potential recruits, as well as the people that work so hard day in and day out. Moreover, awards reinforce the value of community.” StrategiQ
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