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.
WEBSITE, APP & PROJECT CATEGORIES
Judges will be rewarding exceptional website builds, relaunches and refreshes in the following verticals or platforms. The judges will be looking at the user experience, creativity, functionality, conversion and innovation of the website. Judges will consider both back end and front-end design and development.
Retail / eCommerce Website of the YearSize isn’t everything. We want to know about 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 YearThe 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.
Travel Website of the YearIn a changing travel environment, 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 YearThe third sector throws up all sorts of challenges in development and yet delivers some of the greatest satisfaction. How did you support an organisation to make a difference?
B2B Website of the YearB2B has huge growth potential but many barriers to achieving success. The journey can be long, complex and hard. How did you make the business sing and dance?
B2C Website of the YearIn the World’s most aggressive, most sophisticated territory where trends change constantly and margins are continually challenged, how did you compete?
App of the YearAn overall best app of the year category covering any sector / vertical. Judges will be looking for exceptional design and UX. It takes creativity, innovation and technical wizardry to win this award.
Best Deployment of an eCommerce PlatformYou have it all! Software for your website, marketing, sales and operations, but how has this improved business?
Best Deployment of a CMSCMS systems and content 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 YearYou have worked on this baby 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 MigrationJudges 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 AttributionMonitoring user actions and establishing touch-points in conversion paths you have achieved success. Show the judges how you used attribution to be greater.
PLATFORM / TOOL / INNOVATION AWARDS
Innovation AwardHave you taken technical to another level this year? Judges are looking for an outstanding innovation in web dev / coding in the UK that changed the landscape.
CRO AwardPharmaceuticals, medical and biotechnology have been at the forefront of the UK’s mind this year and to date there have been outstanding results. Judges are looking to recognise exceptional CRO that delivers.
UX AwardIn a tough market, 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 YearDeveloping and building a web platform that works for your company is no easy task. If your functions are fabulous, your structure sensational, your audience engaged, and your data quantified for the benefit of you and your clients then you may have the Platform/Tool of the Year.
TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT AWARDS
Awards to recognise, celebrate and reward exceptional training and development for web dev/coding, delivered in the UK delivering industry-specific knowledge and job-ready applicants.
Best Short Course (1-3 days)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)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 YearCoding 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 YearThis 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.
TEAM & AGENCY AWARDS
Judges will be looking for exceptional sector specialist teams either in-house or agency. Every team faces its own challenges, so tell us how you have overcome yours, the triumphs you had and why you should be considered for one of these prestigious awards. Judges will consider objectives, results, growth and profitability, client wins and retention (agencies), the quality of work delivered, company culture and employee development and training.
Dev Team of the YearJudges are looking for teams that have worked together, despite the difficult circumstances of the year! Teams that have overcome challenges to achieve creativity, innovation and success.
Project Team of the YearOvercoming challenges, utilising individual flair and team talents and drawing on tenacity and attitude to achieve. Judges are looking for teams that have taken a seed of an idea and developed it through to fruition.
Remote Team of the YearHow well has your team adapted to remote working? Judges are looking for the way your business has increased comms, kept motivated, worked efficiently and maintained the business ethos and work ethic, with maybe a little fun too.
App Dev Agency of the YearJudges are looking for an agency that are developing Apps that are creative and innovative that work perfectly within the constraints of their environment and are engaging, user friendly and business astute.
Employer of the Year - SmallYou may be small but, are your staff proud of saying they work for you? If your business culture retains and attracts employees, if your leadership is trustworthy and you believe in collaboration and support you could be an Employer of the Year. This award celebrates an exceptional employer with under 30 employees.
Employer of the Year - LargeGreat employers support and engage, great employers are trustworthy and loyal and great employers know how to make their staff feel important and appreciated. Is this you? This award celebrates an exceptional employer with 30+ employees.
Dev Agency of the Year - SmallSmall, but perfectly formed you are a Dev Agency that are a team of experts, with a proven track record of working collaboratively and cohesively with third parties. This award celebrates a development agency with under 10 employees.
Dev Agency of the Year - MediumYou are a Dev Agency of experts, with a proven track record of working collaboratively and cohesively with third parties. This award celebrates a development agency with 10 - 25 employees.
Dev Agency of the Year - LargeBig can be best! You are a team of experts that work transform the digital presence of your clients to achieve exponential success. This award celebrates a development agency with 26+ employees.
Hosting Company of the YearAn 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.
Judges will be looking for a talented, inspiring and successful individual who is delivering quality work, exceptional results, client service and satisfaction and has a significant impact on the web dev and coding industry in the UK.